Cleveland Midface Lift Surgery | Cleveland Mid-facelift Surgery

When to consider a midface lift with Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ponsky


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 midface lift 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 new technique performed by Cleveland facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky offers incredibly natural results. The midportion of the face is lifted and secured higher in the face. Precision and delicate attention to the anatomy of the cheeks offers a natural, youthful appearance.

How It Helps

Nasolabial lines on either side of the mouth, commonly referred to as 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. The end result is a more youthful, more refreshed appearance. A midface lift will not, however, address signs of aging in the forehead, jowls, and neck.

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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 and a recommended course of treatment, as well as outcomes, risks, or potential complications.


What to expect during mid-facelift surgery

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgery. Depending on the individualized treatment, multiple things may take place 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 in tandem 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.


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, but strenuous exercise should be limited 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.

What Our Patients Say

  • The office was nice. Receptionist was very polite. Dr. Ponsky was great. The experience was comfortable and she explained everything to me before doing anything. She made sure I understood. Thank you Dr. Ponsky!

    - YM( Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgery )
  • I have always been apprehensive of ANY cosmetic procedures. Not any more! Dr Ponsky and her entire staff are friendly, professional and reassuring. Dr Ponsky is gentle, thorough, professional, talented, knows medicine and her craft. I can’t recommend this entire practice more. It is a gift that we have her in Cleveland.

    - SA( Cosmetic Surgery, Cleveland )
  • I can’t be happier with the results of my Rhinoplasty on both aspects functionally and aesthetically, Dr. Ponsky did such a great job, before, during, and after surgery, she is on top of everything and follow her patients very carefully after surgery to ensure complete healing and great results. Thank you Dr. Ponsky and her staff from the bottom of my heart🙏🙏

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    - A( Rhinoplasty, Cleveland )
  • I have nothing but positive to say about Dr. Ponsky and her entire staff! The first time I came in for a appointment I felt a welcoming and warm energy from the entire group . Dr. Ponsky’s assistant Jaime is fabulous and I love how she can answer all my questions if I don’t understand all!!
    Thank you everyone !!!

    - DB( )
  • Dr Ponsky’s staff are full of energy and very friendly. They are extremely personable, and worked to ensure that I felt comfortable and had everything I needed (down to a blanket during the procedure). Dr Ponsky is thorough, sweet, and gentle in her explanations. She made sure to explain the answers to each of my questions and I never felt rushed/forced to make a decision. I love the fact that we could do the entire procedure under local anesthesia.

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    - EE( Blepharoplasty, Cleveland )