Mid Facelift

Address Signs of Aging around the Eyes and Cheeks with a Cheek Lift

If you would like to eliminate the telltale signs of aging around the cheeks and eyes, a mid facelift, or cheek lift, can help you achieve a refreshed and more youthful appearance. During treatment at our Victoria, TX, practice, Dr. Brian F. Burns can implement the latest techniques to tighten underlying muscles and lift sagging skin. At South Texas Plastic Surgery P.A., we will take the time to evaluate your unique cosmetic goals and plan a fully customized treatment that complements your facial features.

smiling woman after mid facelift

A mid facelift is designed to target the cheeks and areas beneath the eyes. 

What Is a Mid Facelift as Compared to a Full Facelift?

Both full and mid facelifts are designed to eliminate sagging skin and other signs of aging. However, a mid facelift addresses a more limited area than a full facelift. While a traditional facelift treats the whole of your face, a mid facelift targets your cheeks and the area beneath your eyes.

This procedure can restore the original contours of your face, and it can also help you look more rested and refreshed. 

Are You a Candidate for a Cheek Lift?

If you are a healthy individual struggling with minor to moderate signs of aging, you may be a candidate for a cheek lift. This procedure can improve:

  • Sagging skin in the midface
  • Lost volume or definition in the cheeks
  • Displaced fat deposits
  • Hollowed areas or bags beneath your eyes
  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • A generally tired appearance

Typically, Dr. Burns recommends cheek lifts for those in their 30s and 40s. Nonetheless, it can be appropriate for older and younger patients, as well. We can review your unique cosmetic goals and medical history to determine if a mid facelift, as opposed to a mini or full facelift, is right for you.

The Mid Facelift Procedure

Before your mid facelift surgery, we can administer anesthesia to ensure optimal comfort. Depending upon your needs, Dr. Burns may make incisions on or near your temples, where they should be hidden within your hair. He may also create an incision inside your mouth. Through these incisions, he can access the muscles and fat deposits beneath the skin and reposition them to achieve more youthful contours. Once complete, Dr. Burns can place sutures to close the incisions.


Patients can expect their initial recovery timeline to last about one week. If Dr. Burns employs endoscopic techniques, your healing time may be shorter. During the first few weeks after surgery, you should avoid strenuous activity. As this treatment is not as involved as a full facelift, patients can expect swelling and bruising to be less pervasive and last for a shorter period of time. We can provide you with detailed at-home care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

The Benefits of a Mid Facelift

A cheek lift can make you feel like a whole “new you.” This procedure can restore the original contours of your face, and it can also help you look more rested and refreshed. Though the results can be quite dramatic, the surgery itself is more conservative. Because it requires smaller incisions than a full facelift, you can expect less discomfort and fewer side effects, like swelling and bruising. 

Choose Dr. Burns for Truly Superior Care

When you are preparing for any type of cosmetic surgery, it is important to find a qualified doctor who will provide high-quality care. Dr. Burns is renowned for his extensive training in both general and plastic surgery. He is also committed to personalized, hands-on treatment. He wants you to be involved in every step of the process, including planning your surgery. With you as an active participant, he can plan a treatment designed to meet your goals.

Contact Us for More Information

Dr. Burns is dedicated to his patients and delivers care tailored to your needs. To learn more about our facelift options and find out if a cheek lift is right for you, contact our office online. You can also call (361) 576-1975 or (866) 576-1975 to speak to a member of our team. 

What I liked about Dr. Burns is, he was in no hurry when I talked to him. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions before my procedure. Bobby
I would recommend him to anyone who will listen. He goes to great lengths to make sure you are happy with his work.   Tina
From the moment I walked into Dr. Burns’ office I felt so comfortable; from the welcome at the front desk to the friendly staff waiting for me in back. Paula
I did my research and asked everyone who to use and it was unanimous: they all said to use Dr. Brian Burns at South Texas Plastic Surgery. Shelly

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