Facelifts are one of the most popular plastic surgeries. This type of procedure can reduce visible signs of aging to give you a younger appearance. Advancements in surgical techniques have allowed facelifts to become more natural-looking and have created a wider range of options for those looking for facial plastic surgery. One example of these innovations is mini facelift surgery, which leaves a smaller scar than a full facelift while still improving your appearance.
More information about how mini facelifts work:
Traditional vs. Mini Facelift
Any type of facelift surgery tightens the facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This helps rejuvenate your face. The main difference between a traditional facelift and a mini facelift is the length of the incision and the degree of lifting possible. A mini lift involves a shorter incision and results may be slightly less dramatic. These procedures also do not involve any neck lifting or removal of excess skin. However, even a mini facelift can make a difference, especially if you have less severe signs of aging.
Which Plastic Surgery is Right For You?
Although we use the term mini facelift to describe less-involved surgeries, the truth is that there is more than one way to perform any sort of facelift, whether this is a mini or traditional procedure. We customize our techniques to match your needs. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals and expectations. Together, we will decide what degree of lifting and what type of incision will produce the best results for your individual case.
If you are concerned with sagging skin around your chin (jowls), then a full facelift might be a better option for you. If you notice wrinkles mostly around your ears and jawline, a less involved facelift may be suitable.
Mini Facelift Procedure
At the start of your procedure, your plastic surgeon will make a small s-shaped incision around your ear. They will then tighten the underlying facial muscles. In some cases, they may redistribute fat to create a more youthful appearance. This surgery will take approximately two hours in most circumstances, although the length of the procedure does vary.
Recovering From Your Facelift
One of the benefits of a mini facelift is that this type of cosmetic surgery has a shorter recovery time, usually one to two weeks. This may be longer if you combined your facelift with other procedures such as an eyelid surgery, neck lift, or brow lift. We will address any specific questions you have about recovery during your consultation. Our surgeons will also follow up with you during the recovery process to make sure everything is progressing properly.
Are You Considering Facial Rejuvenation?
A traditional or mini facelift can help improve your self-esteem by reducing signs of aging. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are highly-skilled and use a combination of techniques to achieve beautiful results.