- In some patients a lack of projection of the malar or cheek bones may also be observed . This may be congenital or due to lack of development of this structure during growth. In these cases it can be treated with the placement of rigid silicone implants, giving a normal contour to the face and leaving it more balanced with other parts of the face. In other less severe cases we can treat it with fat Autograft.
- In this surgery, one of the most important developments has been that with the latest advances in aesthetic surgery that allow action in wide areas by minimum length incisions, residual scars are limited both in scope and in their location allowing that, in most cases, the results are inapparent. One advance that allows this type of procedure without need of large incisions is the endoscopic forehead lift. The procedure consists of using a camera through small incisions in the scalp, allowing the patient to avoid major trauma, a faster recovery, better results, and decrease the size of the scar, guaranteeing it a natural appearance.
- It is important to emphasize that the lifting of the middle third of the face does not change the basic and fundamental features of the patient’s face and does not interrupt the process of aging. When the procedure is performed alone it can only improve the areas described above. If you have any doubts on this point, see your surgeon.
- Therefore, surgery is best indicated for:
- -Adult patients, both men and women who feel the effects of facial aging and seek to treat the area of the middle third of the face only or associated with another facial procedure.
- -Adult patients that are healthy, without a serious medical condition, or likely to impair healing.
- You will be asked to sign a consent form to ensure that there was a full understanding about the procedure to be conducted and that you are aware of the possible and potential complications. Possible complications of this surgery include: accumulation of blood under the skin (skin), swelling (edema), infection, poor healing, loss of hair at the site of the incision, the facial nerve injuries followed by facial asymmetry, areas with vascular suffering of the skin, areas with loss of sensitivity,thrombus formation and anesthetic complications.