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As we grow older, the muscles and skin in our faces lose elasticity. This results in the common signs of aging, such as heavy eyebrows, loose skin around the jawline, folds around the mouth and nose and lowering of the cheeks. Depending on your age, lifestyle and genetics, you may not experience all of these problems at once. If the issues you want to correct are primarily in the top third of your face, you may be a candidate for a midface lift.

Facelifts, Midface Lifts and Cheek Lifts

The terminology of the various ‘lifts’ can be confusing. It’s important to know which part of the face each type of lift targets, so you understand which procedure is best suited to your needs.

Traditional facelifts use incisions around your ears and hairline to pull your skin up and back. This surgery primarily changes the lower face and jaw, but not the center of the face.

Midface lifts target the cheek and lower eye area, where the first signs of aging often appear. Using smaller incisions than a traditional facelift, the tissues in the middle of the face are raised both vertically and back. When the cheeks are lifted, the underlying fat also moves, correcting issues like hollows under eyes and folds around the mouth. This results in a more youthful appearance.

Cheek lifts create changes to the bottom third of your face, typically adding volume to fill out the cheek area and address some issues with folds around the mouth.

Which Procedure Is Best for You?

It is not uncommon to have multiple areas of concern to discuss with your surgeon. For example, if you wish to enhance both your mid-face and forehead, a midface lift can be performed with a brow lift. If you want to rejuvenate your jawline, cheeks and under eyes, you can combine a traditional facelift and midface lift.

Only a skilled, qualified and experienced plastic surgeon can tailor your treatments and surgeries to create the look you want. Dr. Eric Cerrati is a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial techniques. To restore a youthful, rested look, contact the office today for a consultation.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Eric Cerrati, Facial Plastic Surgery

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Ling W.

Eric is such a great doctor! He treated me as family and was very thorough and diligent. I was very nervous but he made me feel comfortable at all times especially when undertaking a 7 hour surgery. I flew in all the way from the East Coast to see him as I heard he was the best in his field. His staff is friendly and caring. You can tell he has a good heart. I recommend!

Elizabeth M.

I am one month out from my procedure with Dr. Cerrati and could not be happier with my results. From my initial inquiry to today, both the doctor and the staff could not have been more helpful. Dr. Cerrati has a wonderful team that makes scheduling, payments, and follow up questions easy. The doctor himself is attentive, happy to answer questions and did a great job of listening to my concerns and ideas, while presenting his professional opinion in a respectful and helpful way. My recovery was a breeze, thanks to his careful techniques. At just one month, I am seeing a drastic improvement in both form and function. So thankful to have Dr. Cerrati based in my home of Utah, but I would have traveled across the country to see him!

Cinaman A.

Dr. Cerrati performed a facelift (w/ neck tightening), upper and lower blepharoplasty, and CO2 laser resurfacing for me in February 2021. I’m 3.5 months post op and the results have exceeded all my expectations; beyond what I ever could have imagined. I experienced minimal pain, swelling and bruising, after my 8 hour surgery and was ready to be seen in public in less than 10 days. Dr. Cerrati and his team are without question, second to none in their field. I have been treated with nothing but the utmost professionalism, compassion, patience, kindness and unconditional support from the beginning of my journey to today. Any questions or concerns I have ever expressed have ALWAYS been given the utmost respect and Dr. Cerrati pays attention to every detail in his patient care. His artistic talent and surgical skills are remarkable. In my opinion, he is a truly gifted plastic surgeon. The best you’ll find in the industry. If you’re considering any facial plastics procedures, Dr. Cerrati, and his team, is the place to come, even if it means traveling to do so. Thank you so much for changing my life for the better and giving me back my self confidence that I was sure I’d lost forever.

Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!