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Am I a Good Candidate for Mini Facelift?
Mini facelift candidates are typically healthy adults in their forties or fifties who are concerned about sagging skin in the lower face. Younger patients with very early signs of aging, such as minor skin laxity, may be better candidates for non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
Older patients tend to have loose skin in the midface as well as along the jawline, making them better candidates for a full facelift. A full facelift may also be recommended for patients with advanced signs of aging in the lower face.
Dr. Emer and his team can determine if a full facelift, mini facelift, or alternative facial rejuvenation treatment is best for you. The first step is to meet with Dr. Emer for a consultation, so he can assess your facial tissues and learn about your goals for the procedure. He can then develop your customized treatment plan.
Mini Facelift Procedure
What to Expect
Your mini facelift will be customized for your needs. The plastic surgeon will review the specifics of your treatment, as well as pre- and post-operative instructions prior to your surgery.
At the start of a mini facelift surgery, anesthesia is administered. Once it has taken effect, the plastic surgeon will make one incision around each ear.
Next, the surgeon will gently lift the facial tissue as needed to restore more youthful contours. Excess skin can then be removed, and the remaining skin will be redraped and secured with sutures.
Mini Facelift Recovery
What to Expect
Mini facelift patients should plan for a week of downtime and time off work—about half the downtime required after a full facelift. Swelling and bruising are a normal part of the healing process, and medications can be prescribed to mitigate discomfort.
You will be given detailed instructions for your recovery, including how to care for your incision sites, special instructions for bathing, and activity restrictions. It is important to follow all aftercare guidelines to support optimal healing.
Mini Facelift Results
You will start to see the results of your mini facelift within two to three weeks as post-operative swelling and bruising dissipate. You will continue to see gradual improvements over the next several weeks. Complete results will be visible once the area has fully healed.
Your body’s natural aging process and your lifestyle choices will affect how long your mini facelift results last. In general, patients can expect improvements to last about 10 years.
Mini Facelift Benefits
A mini facelift can be an ideal solution for qualified patients whose treatment goals do not require the more intensive full facelift procedure. Benefits of a mini facelift include:
- Tightens and lifts the skin on the lower face
- Improves jawline contours
- Smaller incisions than a full facelift
- Shorter procedure than a full facelift
- Less downtime than a full facelift
- Long-lasting results
How Much Does a Mini Facelift Cost?
The price of your mini facelift will be determined by the complexity of your specific procedure. Combining the mini facelift with additional facial surgeries or non-surgical treatments will affect the overall cost of your facial rejuvenation as well. Once Dr. Emer has developed your treatment plan, you will receive complete pricing details.