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Many changes occur to the face during the aging process. The skin loses laxity, fat dissipates and soft tissue sags. In the midface, this can impact the connection between the eyes and cheeks. Larger bags or circles can form under eyes, and the cheeks can sag and deeper nasolabial lines form. A solution is midface lift surgery to reshape and elevate the upper cheeks. At LM Medical NYC, we offer various facial lift surgeries to combat aging at our state-of-the-art facility in Manhattan.

When the face is younger, the skin and tissue under the eyes smoothly transition into the upper cheek. With aging, this area can shift and change. As the skin loses elasticity and gravity takes hold the buccal fat pads, muscles and tissue in the upper cheeks, can sag. This enhances the nasolabial fold around the nose and flattens the youthful contours of the cheeks. At the same time, the lower eyelid can sink, tear troughs can deepen and eye bags can form. This can create two separate sections in the midface, eye bags and drooping, flat cheeks. The result is a face and eyes that look tired and older.

What Is a Midface Lift?

While a traditional facelift removes excess skin and elevates tissue in the upper neck and lower face, a midface lift addresses sagging cheeks. A midface lift surgery elevates the cheek fat and tissue back to a more youthful position and also lifts the skin and tissue under the lower eyelid. The goal is to perform both a cheek lift and lower eyelid lift together to recreate a smooth transition between the undereye area and the upper cheek. This can restore a more youthful and energetic appearance to the eyes and midface.

In many cases, a midface lift is combined with a traditional facelift, either at the same time or after. This can achieve a more youthful appearance for the face from the lower eyes to the neck. In some cases, patients finish this process by adding an upper eyelid and brow lift for a complete facial transformation.

If you have sagging bags under the eyes and flattened, sunken cheeks, a midface lift may be the solution to rejuvenate your appearance. To learn more, contact us at LM Medical NYC in Manhattan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lesley Rabach, our experienced facial plastic surgeon.

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Patient Testimonials

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Based on 159 reviews

Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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