The earliest signs of aging show up in the mid-face area, an area from the corners of the mouth to the corners of the eye. The lid/cheek junction begins to drift downward, lengthening the height of the lower lid, and a drooping cheek will enhance the naso-labial fold. Frequently this occurs before the neck becomes lax. An aging face has more fullness along the jaw line and the face resembles the letter “A”, looking somewhat like an underinflated tire – a youthful face has the maximum fullness in the area of the midface, in over the cheekbones, and the face resembles the letter “V”. This condition can be improved with a midface lift as an isolated procedure or it can be performed in conjunction with a full facelift. You can get more benefits from midface lift surgery by combining it with blepharoplasty, fat transfer, laser facial resurfacing, or facial injections(Juvederm, Botox, or Dysport). Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah Ekstrom will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that will address your cosmetic goals. Call Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, MA, to learn more.