There are only a handful of surgeons in the country who are experts in endoscopic mid-facelifts. Many surgeons claim to perform this endoscopic, minimally invasive procedure but only a select few do so properly. Dr. Azzi’s advanced techniques have been published in American and European facial plastic surgery journals.
“At The Palm Beach Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery we want every patient to be thrilled with their natural and elegant results.” – Dr. Azzi
The mid-facelift is best suited for patients who are concerned with a drop in their cheeks, which highlights hollowing under the eyes. Many people think the procedure they need is a lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) when, in fact, the actual culprit is the descending cheek.
The second major use for the mid-facelift is to efface the nasolabial fold or “parenthesis around the mouth.” These smile folds tend to deepen over time, and as one can imagine, would appear deeper if the cheek dropped above them.
Finally, the third benefit that a mid-facelift can offer is a moderate improvement to the jowl as a consequence of the mid-face/cheek complex being elevated. The elevation that creates a youthful padding under the eye, not only fills the hollow, but also pulls the skin exceptionally well, which improves the jowls.
Patients with significant jowl and neck laxity will often combine the mid-facelift procedure with a standard facelift. On a similar note, because the access points for the mid-facelift are identical to the access points for an endoscopic browlift, Dr. Azzi always makes subtle adjustments to the position of the brow to create a youthful, rested but not “surprised” look.