A Mid Face Lift Can Restore a More Youthful Look to Eyes and Cheeks

The mid face is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. This area, which includes the lower eyelids and cheeks, loses muscle tone and youthful volume over time, resulting in a sagging or tired look. A mid face lift by Dr. Greg Mesna at his Minneapolis practice can restore a more youthful look by addressing sagging skin under the eyes, reduced volume in the upper cheeks, and deep folds between the nose and mouth. A mid face lift can be a life-changing experience, and Dr. Mesna delivers beautiful, natural-looking results in a warm and friendly environment. To learn more, schedule a consultation today.


a woman with a youthful faceSince mid face lift surgery targets the central area of the face, it is particularly effective for patients who desire lifting in the cheeks and under the eyes, but do not require the comprehensive lifting of a full face lift. A mid face lift can be an excellent choice for patients who would like to correct early signs of aging such as sunken features around the eyes and deepening nasolabial folds (the folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth).

Mid Face Lift Procedure

There are two main mid face lift techniques. One involves Dr. Mesna addressing the cheeks and lower eyelids with an incision hidden in the lower lash line. The underlying tissue of the mid face is gently raised, and any resulting excess skin is removed. This technique is best suited to patients who wish to have their tissues lifted upward, rather than horizontally or diagonally.

The other technique involves two endoscopic incisions in the temples, hidden behind the hairline. This gives Dr. Mesna a pair of access points allowing him to lift facial muscles and skin both vertically and diagonally. The procedure helps correct hollowing below the eyes and sagging around the mouth, and also smooths the nasolabial folds to achieve more pronounced results.


Most patients return to work and normal activities within one to two weeks.  More strenuous activity can typically be resumed after two weeks, and bruising will fade in approximately two to three weeks. Sun exposure must be limited for several months. Patients should expect to wait at least several weeks until swelling subsides and the results become apparent. Before surgery, Dr. Mesna will review all of your post-operative care so that you are well informed and understand what to expect.


The key to great results is realistic expectations. Therefore, clear communication between you and your surgeon is critical to your satisfaction. Dr. Mesna listens closely to his patients, answering their questions and addressing their concerns and goals. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mesna has more than 16 years of experience and is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for each patient.

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If you are ready to achieve a beautiful enhancement in your appearance, your self-image, and your life, make an appointment to talk to Dr. Greg Mesna and his team at Mesna Plastic Surgery today. 

Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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