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SURGICAL MID FACELIFT

PONSKY FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

When to consider a Mid facelift

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Sagging cheeks and deep smile lines are a common complaint in both men and women as we age. Over time, our once-plump cheeks flatten, and the creases next to the nose and mouth deepen. A mid-facelift smoothes and lifts the area of the face from the corners of your eyes to the corners of your mouth, including the nose, cheeks, and the area above your upper lip.

Sometimes called a cheek lift, this technique performed by double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky offers incredibly natural results. The mid-portion of the face is lifted and secured higher on the face. Precision and delicate attention to the anatomy of the cheeks offer a natural, youthful appearance.

What is a Mid-Facelift?

As the name suggests, a mid-facelift primarily targets the middle section of the face. It focuses on rejuvenating the area around the cheeks, the nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth), and the lower eyelids. The mid-facelift aims to restore volume to the cheeks, elevate sagging tissues, and provide a refreshed, more youthful appearance.

Why Consider a Mid-Facelift?

As we age, the soft tissues in our face begin to descend due to gravity and the loss of collagen and elastin. This descent often manifests most prominently in the middle section of the face, leading to sagging cheeks, deepening nasolabial folds, and a tired appearance. A mid-facelift is specifically designed to address these concerns, offering a solution that:

  • Elevates and repositions sagging cheeks
  • Reduces the prominence of nasolabial folds
  • Enhances the overall contour of the mid-face
  • Provides a more refreshed and youthful look

A mid-facelift can be an excellent option for those who feel their central facial region shows premature aging or are not yet ready for a full facelift.

How It Helps

Nasolabial lines on either side of the mouth, commonly called laugh lines, are lessened by a midface lift. The skin of the cheek area is smoothed and may be treated with subdermal fillers or fat grafting to recreate fullness. However, a midface lift will not address signs of aging in the forehead, jowls, and neck.

BEFORE

What to expect before a Mid-facelift

Cleveland plastic facial surgeon Dr. Ponsky will begin your consultation by asking about your goals and expectations, then discuss any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors. After examining, photographing, and measuring your face, expect to discuss potential options, a recommended course of treatment, and outcomes, risks, or potential complications.

DURING

What to expect during a Mid-facelift

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgery. Depending on the individualized treatment, multiple things may occur during the procedure. A mid-facelift generally begins with small incisions behind the hairline. The sagging cheek is lifted, creating a smoother and firmer surface. To improve contour, auxiliary procedures might be offered with a mid-face lift. Facial implants or fat transfer might be used, and fillers may help with wrinkle reduction. Lastly, resurfacing techniques may be used to improve skin tone and texture.

AFTER

What to expect after a Mid-facelift

Dressings will be placed over the incisions, and pain medications are prescribed to help ease discomfort. While individual healing times vary, the swelling and bruising should be minimal. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for a week. Makeup is usually enough to cover any signs of surgery until your face heals completely. Follow-up appointments are suggested for about a year to measure progress.

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Meet Dr. Diana Ponsky

Dr. Ponsky is a renowned facial plastic surgeon in Cleveland, OH, double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.


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“I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Ponsky and her entire team. Everyone in the office is incredibly friendly and welcoming which made me feel comfortable from the start. Dr. Ponsky herself is truly a master…”

Andrea Ginella
Andrea Ginella
2023-12-28
I made an appointment for a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Ponsky and within the same day I was scheduling my surgery. Dr. Ponsky and her entire team made the process extremely easy and always took my thoughts and opinions into consideration. The team was especially responsive following my rhinoplasty, easily reachable to answer any questions and concerns I had. I am currently 7 months out from my rhinoplasty and the follow through care during my recovery has been outstanding. Dr. Ponsky truly ensures that my every need is met and that I am 100% happy with my results. Would highly recommend!
Kyan C
Kyan C
2023-12-27
Dr. Diana Ponsky and her entire staff are wonderful! I never felt rushed. I was treated respectfully and graciously. My questions and concerns were answered with patience and Plain Language explanations. Dr. Ponsky is compassionate, thorough, and precise, with a warm and welcoming bedside manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Ponsky and her team to anyone who desires the best surgical outcomes in Blepharoplasty.
Shawn Krause
Shawn Krause
2023-12-20
Not a better place to remedy your facial cosmetic needs! I have been a long time patient of this practice and can truly say that they are phenomenal in all that they do! I have had numerous anti-aging injections a skin rejuvenation services with Dr. Ponsky and her team and have not once had a challenge. Dr. Ponsky has a gift for helping her patients get their “glow” back! Her work is natural-looking and her recommendations are honest. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Dr Ponsky to anyone that is seeking some self care and improvement!
Emily Kacur
Emily Kacur
2023-12-05
Dr. Ponsky and her entire staff made me feel comfortable, welcomed, and truly made the entire experience enjoyable from the first consultation to the follow ups. Dr. Ponsky’s expertise and attention to detail is second to none. I can’t say enough good things about everyone at the office - thank you for all you do to help patients look and feel better! Keep up the great work!
Angela Davis
Angela Davis
2023-11-20
Dr Ponsky and all of her staff are incredibly professional and friendly. Ally and Jen, at the front desk, welcomed me with smiles and mints for my 3-year-old. Michael answered all of my questions and was so gentle as we discussed my [unfortunate] nose and potential rhinoplasty. It’s a very vulnerable place to put yourself in so I very much appreciated how they handled it. Dr Ponsky herself is friendly, efficient, and skilled. Everything I look for in a medical professional. I did extensive research prior to scheduling my consult with Dr Ponsky so I had high expectations and I was not disappointed. I have not regretted my rhinoplasty for a moment. Dr Ponsky took my nose and finessed it down to better fit my face. I wanted it to look real and natural, which is exactly what I got. I so appreciate having the before and after pictures from Lauren, the medical photographer. If you’re on the fence and have the funds, just do it. It’s worth it and there is no doctor more qualified than Dr Ponsky (have you seen her resume??). Thank you to Dr Ponsky and everyone at the office. I love seeing you all when I’m back for follow-ups!
Jessica Barron
Jessica Barron
2023-11-12
When I consulted with Dr. Diana Ponsky, I felt immense trust and confidence in her expertise. I can wholeheartedly attest to her surgical finesse and artistic precision. Dr. Ponsky possesses a keen eye for detail, ensuring the procedures’ outcomes are natural and harmoniously balanced with my other features. Dr. Ponsky and her team were patient, attentive, and deeply committed to achieving the best results for me. Her post-procedure care and attention to detail made my recovery smooth and comfortable. If you're contemplating facial procedures, I cannot recommend Dr. Diana Ponsky highly enough. Her dedication, skill, and genuine care for her patients is unparalleled.
Monica Torres
Monica Torres
2023-10-16
Dr.Diana Ponsky is the best plastic surgeon I have ever met. Sh e is highly skilled and experienced, and she has a wonderful bedside manner. She care about results that looks naturals for the patients.
Keira Ovesny
Keira Ovesny
2023-08-21
Dr. Ponksy is truly a a miracle worker! Her work is truly amazing! I had rhinoplasty just a few weeks ago. I am so in love with my new nose already! It was such a quick recovery, and not painful at all. Dr. Ponsky provides instructions to follow as well that helps speeds things up. The office staff is so accommodating, and you can text them with any concerns/ questions. They will answer you right away! Michael and the front desk go above and beyond to ensure you have the best experience. After years of wanting rhinoplasty and consultations with other surgeons in the area, Dr. Ponsky is the only way to go! High recommended 10/10
Bree Restrepo
Bree Restrepo
2023-07-31
Dr. Ponsky performed my rhinoplasty and I could not be happier with the results. After many years of debating of whether to do it or not, I finally made the decision. From the initial consultation to after the surgery, Dr. Ponsky and her team have been nothing but caring and supportive through the whole process. The procedure itself was smooth and with very little to no pain. It almost felt like a head cold for about 3 days but after that, I felt great. They really do a great job at preparing you for it weeks in advance and guide you through the whole thing. If you are considering a rhinoplasty, you will be in great hands with Dr. Ponsky, she is kind and one of the best at her job!
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