Endoscopic Mid-Facelift

An Endoscopic Mid-Facelift, or cheek lift, is a surgical procedure used to create lift through the cheeks

Over time our skin loses its elasticity and the effects of sun damage, environmental pollutants, and stress on the face show up in the form of wrinkles, sagging skin, deep folds, and fat deposits.

An Endoscopic Mid-Facelift is minimally-invasive and targets the mid face specifically to create a more cheeky look, lift sagging in the cheeks, and/or smooth out smile lines around the mouth.

Am I a Good Candidate
for a Cheek Lift?

An Endoscopic Mid-Facelift is highly effective at reducing or eliminating the appearance of the signs of aging throughout the mid-face, lower eyelids and mouth. A mid facelift can correct the following skin concerns:

• Sagging mid-face
• Sagging cheeks
• Cheek folds
• Lines around the mouth
• Jowls
• Hallowing in the lower eyelids
• Deep nasolabial folds (smile lines)

A good candidate for this procedure is also able to withstand general anesthesia used during surgery, be a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations about what a facelift procedure can accomplish.

Benefits of an Endoscopic Mid-Facelift

Over time our skin loses its elasticity and the effects of sun damage, environmental pollutants, and stress on the face show up in the form of wrinkles, sagging skin, deep folds, and fat deposits. A cheek lift is one of the best procedures to rejuvenate the cheeks and lower eyelids. Our board-certified plastic surgeons offer traditional facelifts and are also experts in endoscopic facelifts.

Facial Rejuvenation Expert

Dr. Gawley has become one of the premiere and most sought after facial rejuvenation surgeons not only in Scottsdale, but also nationally. He’s passionate about achieving the most natural results for his patients and takes a holistic approach to restoring a youthful appearance by focusing on skin damage, volume loss and skin laxity, as well as the importance of pre and post-treatment skincare. Dr. Gawley specializes in all types of facial rejuvenation procedures including SMAS and Deep Plane Facelifts, Endoscopic Face Lift, Brow Lift, eyelid surgery and facial fat grafting. He creates a unique approach for every one of his patients to reach their aesthetic goals with natural results.

Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

Facelift

The traditional facelift addresses the lower two-thirds of your face and neck, removing excess skin and fat and tightening the muscles. The result is a smoother, firmer, more youthful appearance. A traditional facelift can correct:

•  Loose skin
•  Fat deposits
•  Creases below the lower eyelids
• Marionette (smile) lines, or creases around the mouth
• Mid-face sagging
• Jowls
• Double chin 

An Open Brow Lift  involves an incision across the hairline to improve and lift the brow area. Occasionally, our surgeons do perform an endoscopic brow lift, but generally advise against it can have a less long-lasting effect.

• Drooping brow
• Frown lines between the brows (11 lines)
• Skin laxity in the forehead
• Deep forehead wrinkles

Fat Grafting

Transfer of fat to the face is a natural solution to achieve a more youthful look and enhance the results of facial plastic surgery procedures.

Using the patient’s own fat cells, a fat graft, or fat transfer can be used as an alternative to implants or facial fillers. By using your own natural fat cells, a subtle enhancement is achieved for long-lasting, natural results.

Eyelid surgery can address the upper lids, lower lids, or both, and can correct the appearance of aging eyes, restoring the youthful beauty to the focal point of your face. A blepharoplasty can correct:

  • Drooping
  • Sagging
  • Misplaced pockets of fat
  • Hooded or drooping lids
  • Dark circles
  • Hollowing eyes
  • Bags from under your eyes
  • Excess skin causing wrinkles

Choosing Your Procedures

During your initial consultation, one of our surgeons will evaluate the condition of your skin and your overall health. 

Facial cosmetic procedures can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After listening to your goals and concerns, they will recommend the facial rejuvenation options that will best achieve the results you desire.

Our surgeons believe it’s important for patients to be well-educated about the risks associated with any cosmetic surgery, including facelift.

Recovery & Results From a Mid-Facelift

After your facelift procedure, you will be sent home with bandages around your incision sites to help reduce swelling and minimize bleeding. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions for what you can and cannot do immediately after surgery and in the weeks to come.

The recovery process varies from patient to patient based on the extent of the procedure and your ability to heal. In general, you will need to avoid strenuous activity for about four weeks, although many patients begin to feel like themselves a few days after their procedure.

Investing in maintenance treatments (medical grade skin care, regular facials, fillers, neurotoxins and the occasional non-surgical tightening all offered through our MD Skin Centers) can greatly extend the results of cosmetic procedures. At Gawley Plastic Surgery, we provide you with a full pre and post-surgery skincare plan to help you achieve your best results

At the end of the day, the natural results of a facelift procedure speak for themselves. You can see what our surgeons have achieved for other facelift patients by browsing our before-and-after gallery to get an idea of what this procedure could mean for you.

Recovery & Results From a Mid-Facelift

After your facelift procedure, you will be sent home with bandages around your incision sites to help reduce swelling and minimize bleeding. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions for what you can and cannot do immediately after surgery and in the weeks to come.

The recovery process varies from patient to patient based on the extent of the procedure and your ability to heal. In general, you will need to avoid strenuous activity for about four weeks, although many patients begin to feel like themselves a few days after their procedure.

Investing in maintenance treatments (medical grade skin care, regular facials, fillers, neurotoxins and the occasional non-surgical tightening all offered through our MD Skin Centers) can greatly extend the results of cosmetic procedures. At Gawley Plastic Surgery, we provide you with a full pre and post-surgery skincare plan to help you achieve your best results

At the end of the day, the natural results of a facelift procedure speak for themselves. You can see what our surgeons have achieved for other facelift patients by browsing our before-and-after gallery to get an idea of what this procedure could mean for you.

Envision Your
Natural Results

See what our clients say

Patients can feel confident in choosing Gawley Plastic Surgery, as we aim to provide you with the best patient care available.

Dr Bryan Gawley and his team are of the highest caliber.
The client services team ensures you are kept well informed and comfortable throughout the process. You are in great hands with Gawley Plastic Surgery.

- Ben H.

Endoscopic Mid-Facelift FAQs

The endoscopic facelift, also referred to as a cheek lift, is minimally invasive and virtually scarless. This method uses tiny incisions hidden in the hairline and a miniature camera to lift the cheek area.

Some patients may benefit from both procedures, but Dr. Gawley will review the best facial rejuvenation procedures for your goals during your initial consultation.