Facelifts : Midface Lift – Cannes & Nice | Dr. Victor Médard de Chardon


What is the aim of a midface lift?

The midface (or centrofacial lift) lifts the cheek, treats dark circles, tear troughs, the lower eyelid (blepharoplasty) and improves the nasolabial fold. It doesn't treat the jowls, doesn't restore the oval of the face and doesn't treat the neck; these latter elements having been treated by a face lift and neck lift.

What are the steps that can be combined with a midface lift?

A temporal brow lift: the midface lift is very often combined with a temporal brow lift to rejuvenate the eye area in a harmonious manner.

Canthopexy: a canthopexy enables skin slackening of the lower eyelid to be treated or give the eye a slightly more almond shape.

Technical principles of a midface lift

Very discreet scarring: an incision of the lower eyelid (under the lashes) and an incision concealed inside the hairline around the temples
Vertical suspension of the cheek
Correction of eye area, treatment of excess skin on the eyelid or bags by combining with a blepharoplasty.

Post operative effects

  • Same-day discharge in the evening or the following day
  • Hospitalisation: outpatient or one night hospitalisation
  • No dressing
  • Oedema and ecchymosis (bruising): 14 to 21 days
  • No pain but a feeling of discomfort and tension
  • Time away from social activities:14 days


It looks natural (repositioning of the anatomical structures to a more youthful position). Hypercorrection is necessary to ensure the procedure is successful and this disappears in the first 7 to 10 days. It is increased due to the oedema.


In some indications, it is not necessary to perform a surgical face lift and a mini face lift using injections can be envisaged.

Further information: mini-facelift with injections


A face lift is usually combined with other rejuvenation techniques to subtly enhance the result or maintain it: botox injections, hyaluronic acid injection, chemical peels, laser therapy and injection of fat.

Liposuction of the neck frequently combined with a cervico-facial lift

Liposuction of the neck frequently combined with a cervico-facial lift

Mid-facial lift. Result at 6 months

Mid-facial lift. Result at 6 months


Consultations at the aesthetic surgeon's office in rue d'Antibes, Cannes

  • Operation at the clinic in Cannes or Nice
  • Hospitalisation: outpatient or one night
  • Anaesthesia: general
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • No dressing
  • Time away from social activities: 14 days
  • Removal of sutures on 6th day


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