Erase 25 Years With This Stunning Transformation!
Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 244-1000
Fax: (585) 271-4786
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
The mid facelift procedure helps patients achieve a more youthful look. It addresses many areas that a traditional facelift cannot alone, including the:
The result is a combination of firmer skin, tighter muscle supports, softened creases and wrinkles, and a slight lift for dramatic and noticeable results. It is important to know that a mid facelift is generally not done as an independent procedure, but is usually performed in conjunction with a brow lift and/or a lower eyelid lift.
During a mid facelift consultation, your surgeon will meet with you to discuss the procedure, its benefits and side effects, the potential results, and your eligibility for surgery. Your medical history, previous surgeries, and current medications and supplements will also be discussed at the appointment.
After listening to your aesthetic goals, your surgeon will take the time to assess the tone and elasticity of your skin and facial tissue, determine the areas for rejuvenation, and make a recommendation for your treatment. Using their experience and expertise in facial surgery, your surgeon will suggest the procedure best suited to achieving your optimum results.
All candidates for mid facelift surgery must be in good physical health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations for their potential results. This procedure is most often recommended for women and men as young as their mid-30s and into their 40s and 50s, based on the specific types of aging that have affected their appearance. The best candidates for a mid facelift are people with the following concerns:
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To perform a mid facelift, the surgeon places incisions hidden within the hairline, top of the head and temporal area. Through these incisions, the surgeon accesses the facial muscles and fat at a deeper level to tighten and firm the supports of the mid-facial region. Excess fat and skin will be removed to create a smoother appearance as well. The skin will be overlaid more firmly and the sutures will be closed to complete the surgery.
The Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester is proud to serve patients from throughout Upstate NY. We are honored to be the area’s premier plastic surgery center, and give every patient our undivided attention and the quality of care they deserve. Learn more about how we support our New York patients on their surgical journeys:
Mid facelift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure so patients return home on the same day. Following any facelift surgery, swelling, bruising, and moderate discomfort are expected side effects, along with a feeling of tightness through the mid-face and cheeks. This pain and discomfort will begin to fade as the patient heals. In the meantime, they can be managed with proper care, including pain medication, elevating the head, applying cold compresses as directed, and getting plenty of rest at home.
Most patients are able to return to work within a couple of weeks after mid facelift surgery, although exercise and strenuous activities are usually restricted until three weeks post-operatively. Discuss the specifics of your own recovery with your surgeon before returning to work, exercise, and other physical activities.
It is important to choose a facial plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in facial rejuvenation procedures. Our facial plastic surgeons specialize exclusively in facial plastic surgery. They have a reputation in the industry for consistent, natural-looking results which is one of the reasons why they have such a high patient satisfaction rate.
Dr. Vito C. Quatela is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Quatela is a past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is highly respected by his peers as a recognized expert in all areas of facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty, facelift, and other facial procedures.
Dr. Heather Lee is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist who has trained extensively with Dr. Quatela. She specializes in both aesthetic and functional procedures and is known for her meticulous surgical results and compassionate care.
Dr. Alex Montague is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist who trained under Dr. Quatela for a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. He has exemplary skills in both technique and patient care and specializes in aesthetic and functional procedures.
Many factors including age, genetics, previous sun exposure, tobacco abuse, skin type, and skin elasticity all play a role in assessing if a mid facelift would be the right way to go. The only way to know for sure is through a consultation with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Be sure your cosmetic surgeon is comfortable with the endoscopic approach to facelifts. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Since mid facelifts can be performed endoscopically, incisions measure generally about one-half to one inch. These smaller incisions are placed behind the ears in the hairline so they are well camouflaged. The ear incisions have a small component that comes in front of the ear but still, the incision is much less than that of a full facelift.
Our plastic surgeons review a variety of factors to ensure plastic surgery is a safe choice for you.
The duration of your mid facelift surgery varies depending on what areas are being treated as well as what other procedures are being performed. A typical mid facelift and brow lift procedure takes approximately 2 hours.
Our surgeons perform all surgeries at the Lindsay House Surgery Center, a fully licensed multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center located at the Quatela Center in Rochester, New York.
The cost of a mid facelift varies, depending on your specific needs and goals. All prices quoted from the Quatela Center are all-inclusive and include pre and postoperative appointments, surgeon’s fees, surgery center fees, and anesthesia costs. For more information, see our Plastic Surgery Costs.
People who live in Buffalo, Syracuse, and other areas of New York travel to the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery for mid facelift surgery and other facial rejuvenation procedures. Request your consultation using the online form to meet personally with one of our facial plastic surgeons or give our office a call at (585) 244-1000 to schedule an appointment.
As a destination practice offering world-class care, the Quatela Center attracts patients from around the globe. Our virtual consultations and support program take the effort out of travelling for surgery.