Thanks to the skill of Dr. Myron Tanenbaum and the miracles of modern medicine, there is very little that can’t be accomplished when getting plastic surgery in Miami, FL. In the continued effort to turn back the clock and let our skin look as young as we feel, cosmetic surgeons have perfected a procedure that eases wrinkles around one of the more troublesome areas on the face — the nose, cheeks, and under-eye area. 

In a traditional facelift, the skin around the jaw and jowl area is most benefited, pulling out wrinkles around the corner of the mouth and the sagging skin that hangs around the neck. Unfortunately, this can often lead to less than optimal results for the skin in the center of the face. This is due in part to the high level of difficulty in working around that area, directly under the eyes and around the nasolabial folds. There is another, simpler reason: the drooping skin on the edges of the face typically needs the most attention, which facelifts have historically focused on. This has led to some dialogue within the cosmetic surgery community that there is a “blind spot” of sorts in the area between the upper and lower lift procedures. Hence, the mid-facelift was born.

The Procedure

Carried out initially like a regular facelift, Dr. Myron Tanenbaum will make many of the same incisions around the face that have been done in cosmetic surgery millions of times before — directly under the eyes and along the side of the face near the hairline. The difference is that a mid-facelift requires deeper penetration into the tissue to reach the corners of the mouth, with incisions that allow the entire cheek to be lifted up.

  • Sutures are done subcutaneously so as to be as invisible as possible, stitching the pulled tissue directly into the bone beneath the eyes. 
  • The mid-facelift is one of the shorter plastic surgery procedures in Miami, FL, clocking in around an hour or so. 
  • Excess fat and skin is also removed around the eyes in order to really bring out the smoothness of the skin as it transitions down into the nasolabial folds.