Facial plast Surg 2013; 29(04): 289-294
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1349366
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Midface-Lifting: Evolution, Indications, and Technique

Nadine Hachach-Haram1, W. Niall A. Kirkpatrick1
  • 1Craniofacial Unit, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom
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24 July 2013 (online)


The youthful face is often defined by malar and lateral cheek fullness with associated submalar concavity, giving a smooth contour between the different subunits coupled with an aesthetically pleasing convex lower eyelid–cheek continuum. This article reviews the key anatomical concepts of midfacial aging, the evolution of midface-lifting techniques, and indications and contraindications for their use.