3 Amazing Benefits of a Mini Face-lift Procedure

You feel great on the inside, but what you see in the mirror doesn’t quite feel like the real you.

Sun damage, gravity, and heredity are making their moves. As time passes by, fine lines and loss of elasticity are becoming more and more apparent on your lower cheeks, jowls, and neck. Before you know it, the face you were so familiar with is gone.

Mini face-lifts are a great way to minimize the mild to moderate loss of elasticity in the lower part of your face and neck, helping bring back the old you.

Compared with a full face-lift, a mini face-lift comes with significantly less downtime, as most patients are able to go to work just a few days after the procedure.

A closer look

To give you a deeper understanding of how mini face-lifts work and whether they’re right for you, our specialist, Craig A. Foster, MD, shares the three main benefits of mini face-lifts.

1. Natural-looking results

A skilled surgeon should be able to help you achieve a natural-looking result regardless of the procedure. But a mini face-lift makes it easier for a professional to make you look younger without causing you to look like a different person.

In the past, face-lifts were focused only on lifting the skin. However, this would make patients look and feel “tight.”

A mini face-lift doesn’t just pull your skin up. It also elevates the muscles and the fat tissues in your cheeks, and this leads to a more sculpted and less rigid look.

2. Less invasive and safer

Not everyone is comfortable with an invasive procedure that involves general anesthesia (which may bring its own risks and side effects, such as nausea and vomiting).

Mini face-lifts are performed with local anesthesia, sometimes paired with twilight anesthesia, which minimizes risks and increases comfort during the procedure.

Another benefit of this procedure is less scarring, as the incisions are smaller and easier to hide.

3. Quick, painless recovery

Traditional face-lifts cause a lot of swelling and bruising, and recovery may take 2-4 weeks.

When it comes to mini face-lifts, however, recovery time is 3-5 days. Plus, there’s less pain and swelling involved.

Although you do have to come back to remove the sutures seven days after the procedure, you won’t have to skip work while you’re waiting for them to be removed.

Aging signs targeted by a mini face-lift

Mini face-lifts work best against mild to moderate elasticity loss in your lower face. Usually, the best candidates for mini face-lifts are 40-55 years old, because this is when skin laxity grows more noticeable due to gravity and fat loss.

If you’re experiencing a loss of elasticity in your neck and lower areas of your face, as well as fine lines around your eyes or on your forehead, you can pair a mini face-lift with Botox® injections to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Do you want to look like the age you feel? If so, contact us today to get a consultation and personalized advice on what procedures are best for you to turn back the clock.

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