Frequently Asked Questions About Midface Lift
Scars on the inside of the cheek are not visible. The other scar is hidden in the hairline, so it’s unlikely anyone will see it.
Heed your doctor’s advice. Some over-the-counter pain relievers and supplements thin the blood and must be avoided before and after your surgery. These include aspirin, garlic supplements, ibuprofen, vitamin E, and a few herbal remedies.
If you smoke, now is a good time to quit. You will not be allowed to smoke for a few weeks before and after your surgery. Smoking constricts blood vessels and impedes the natural healing process.
Most patients are fully recovered from a lip lift procedure after 5 -7 days. Patients must remember to use sun protection regularly and lead a healthy lifestyle if they want the outcome of their procedure to be preserved.
Every case is different. Your doctor gives you instructions on how long to avoid bending, lifting, and other strenuous activities. Make sure you follow this advice to keep from pulling your stitches. It can take weeks or months for the swelling to completely disappear. Expect scars to fade after six months
Complications from a midface lift are rare. There is the risk of allergic reaction to the anesthesia. If you’ve had issues during past surgeries, make sure you tell your plastic surgeon. During the surgery, it is possible for blood to collect under the skin and cause a hematoma. Make sure you follow your doctor’s advice about avoiding medications and supplements that thin the blood to help prevent this rare issue. Following the surgery, it is possible to develop an infection, especially if you do not follow the doctor’s orders. If you develop a fever or notice pus coming from the incision sites, contact your doctor.
Because a midface lift is generally an aesthetic plastic surgery, most insurance providers do not offer coverage.