Dr. Halaas and her team are dedicated to providing you with the right procedures that will elevate your appearance to a more youthful and inviting appearance. A mid-facelift in NYC is a popular solution for lifting the cheeks and sculpting and firming the underlying facial structures.

What is a mid-facelift?

A mid-facelift is a procedure that typically involves repositioning the soft tissue of the face to achieve a more youthful look. The techniques employed depend on the anatomy of the patient and their goals. The mid-facelift procedure aims to reduce signs of aging by addressing both skin sagging and volume loss by repositioning the underlying tissues and lifting the skin to achieve youthful definition and contour.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of a mid-facelift procedure are extensive, which is why the mid-facelift is such a popular procedure. Benefits include the following:

  • Tighter, firmer skin
  • Better-defined facial contours
  • A refreshed, youthful appearance
  • Lifted cheekbones
  • Sculpted, youthful jawline
  • Eliminated jowls and/or double chin
  • Reverses the signs of age by as much as ten years
  • More confidence and self-esteem

What can I expect during the procedure?

A mid-facelift is a same-day procedure that usually takes one to three hours to complete. During the procedure, the facial muscles are tightened, and cheek tissues are repositioned to attain a rejuvenated look. 

A mid-facelift procedure begins with small incisions around the hairline and ear. Dr. Halaas will work through these incisions with an endoscopic camera to tighten and smooth the muscles. She will elevate your cheek fat pads to raise and lift your cheekbones, ensuring your unique facial structure appears refined and youthful. From there, Dr. Halaas will close the incisions.


After the operation is completed, the treated area will be dressed to ensure that it is free from infection and healing properly. While bruising and swelling are common, these side effects typically dissipate within a few days following the procedure. Any temporary discomfort or pain that you may feel can be alleviated with the use of over-the-counter pain medications. 

For the first few weeks following the treatment, we recommend that you keep your head elevated and refrain from engaging in any physically strenuous activities. Putting strain on your body can potentially disrupt the healing process. Most patients feel that they are able to return to sedentary work after the first week of recovery.

Who is a candidate for a mid-facelift procedure?

The best candidates for this procedure are men or women that are experiencing volume loss in the cheek area, noticeable smile lines, and a generally tired appearance. Dr. Halaas prioritizes the satisfaction of her patients and will be sure to take all of your desires and expectations into account before moving ahead with the process. Ideal candidates meet the following requirements:

  • Are generally in good health and have no serious medical conditions
  • Do not smoke
  • Have sagging skin and cheeks, and a loss of facial volume
  • Have realistic expectations about what this procedure can achieve

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