Description

A mini facelift is designed to improve advanced facial aging in the mid-face, cheek, and lower eyelid. This procedure will help to re-establish facial balance, giving an overall lift to the neck and lower third of the face. Traditional facelift surgery treats all sections of the face.

Length

About 1 to 2 hours.

Side Effects

Temporary discomfort, bruising, and numbness.

Recovery

About 1 week.

Risks

Possibilities of hematoma, infection, reaction to anesthesia, noticeable scarring, and nerve damage.

Results

Long-lasting, depending on patient’s lifestyle. Affected by continued aging, gravity, and the elements.

Technology

A mini facelift can be performed through two different methods, either individually or combined: anterior or posterior. The anterior mini is for individuals concerned about their lower face, whereas the posterior mini is sometimes referred to as a mini neck lift, because it is geared towards patients that want to improve the appearance of their neck and jowl area. In general, the skin is gently lifted form the underlying tissue. A doctor will operate on one side of the face at a time, removing a narrow S-shaped section of skin from the area. The skin is lifted and the underlying muscles and tissues are tightened, repositioned, and excess fat is removed.

Patient Status

Outpatient -

Anesthesia

Local with Sedation

 

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