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A youthful, contoured appearance in the cheeks is a sign of vitality. With the aging process, the midface region begins to sag, losing structural integrity. The fat pads beneath the cheekbones start to droop, nasolabial folds form, bags appear under the eyes, and the face may appear hollow and depleted. A midface lift is designed to counteract these concerns, restoring radiance and self-confidence.

Why Choose Peak Plastic Surgery Center?

Dr. Garrett Locketz is an award-winning Facial Plastic Surgeon who received exhaustive training at among the nation’s most esteemed and prestigious institutions. These include Stanford University, UPenn, and NYU, where he completed a highly competitive Fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He specializes in personalized, elegant results that augment quality of life and allow the patient to enjoy a revitalized self-image.

Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO stands as a leading sanctuary for concierge care, cutting-edge technology, and world-class amenities. Great care is taken with every detail to ensure your visit is comfortable, rewarding, and stress-free. From our spacious, state-of-the-art treatment suites to our luxury amenities and patient-centric approach, we aim to exceed expectations at every phase of your journey.

What is a Midface Lift?

There is a wide array of strategies when it comes to correcting signs of aging in the face and neck. A midface lift is a unique option for addressing volume loss and sagging in the cheeks. It can also combat nasolabial folds and hollowness, restoring a fuller, more engaging countenance. A midface lift is typically suggested for those in the earlier stages of the aging process. Patients experiencing more significant drooping in the jowls and loss of definition in the jawline may opt for a deep plane facelift.

What are the Benefits of a Midface Lift?

  • Elevates sagging contours
  • Tightens and tones the skin
  • Enhances midface volume
  • Corrects hollows beneath the eyes
  • Improves definition in the cheekbones
  • Reduces the appearance of nasolabial folds
  • Can help erase mild jowling
  • Boosts self-confidence

Am I a Good Candidate for a Midface Lift?

Dr. Locketz will evaluate each patient’s candidacy during their in-depth, private consultation, performing a physical evaluation and thorough review of their medical history in order to ensure the procedure will be a safe and successful option. Good candidates are healthy non-smokers who are realistic in their expectations and seek long-lasting improvement in the midface region.

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What to Expect From Surgery

A midface lift is typically performed under general anesthesia. Small incisions are created within the hairline near the temples. Occasionally, incisions will also be made in the lower eyelids or inside the mouth. In all cases, Dr. Locketz practices a detailed and precision-oriented approach to minimize scarring and create a seamless, sophisticated outcome. Through the incisions, Dr. Locketz will reposition the fat and muscle layers and tighten the skin to reveal a more flattering, elevated look in the cheeks.

Recovery After a Midface Lift 

The recovery experience will be different for each patient, depending on the extent of the work performed by Dr. Locketz. In general, mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the midface are to be expected during the first few days after surgery. However, most patients can resume their normal activities within around 7-10 days, taking care to avoid strenuous exercise for 3-5 weeks. Dr. Locketz will provide a customized aftercare plan along with the appropriate prescriptions for pain control.


What will scarring be like after surgery?

Can a midface lift be combined with other treatments?

What will scarring be like after surgery?

Incision patterns may differ from patient to patient, but what remains the same is Dr. Locketz’s dedication to placing incisions strategically and inconspicuously so that scarring will be minimized. This may mean placing the incisions within the hairline or within the natural facial folds.

Can a midface lift be combined with other treatments?

Yes, absolutely. Many patients choose to combine their midface lift with eyelid surgery, a brow lift, or a neck lift to achieve the most out of their individualized treatment plan.

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