Endotine Midface Lift
Q: Dr. Eppley, I was looking to get an Endotine midface lift. Does the you use this technie? I’m young and had Ultherapy which caused my cheeks and nasolabial folds to droop. I would like to do a cheek lift but not through under eye incisions because I read there is risk of eye droop. And also don’t want the shelf look under my eyes. I saw on here the Endocrine midface lift was mentioned which is what I’m looking for! Thank you
A: Thank you for your inquiry. There are many different types of midface or cheek lifts that use different incisional approaches and tissue lifting techniques. The Endotine midface lift uses a resorbable device to help lift the cheek tissues. It is placed through a combined intraoral and temporal incisions. The intraoral incision allows access to lift the cheek tissues off of the bone. From inside the mouth the Endotine device is inserted and its prongs engage the loosened cheek tissues. It is then passed over the cheek bone and up into the temporal area where it is secured to create the cheek lift. You are correct in that no eyelid incisions are needed to do the procedure.
The operation is somewhat similar to that of placing cheek implants using much of the same dissection.
Dr. Barry Eppley