If you are considering facelift surgery and you’ve started researching the procedure, you may have noticed that a full facelift isn’t your only option, because a mini-facelift is also available. But how do you know which is better.
Mini-facelift vs facelift: Which is better?
A mini-facelift and full facelift are both excellent procedures for the right candidate. The choice really depends on the signs of aging that need to be addressed, and the results the patient would like to achieve.
The mini-facelift is a good option for people that are just starting to show signs of aging. It can correct concerns such as mild jowls, sagging cheeks, and loose neck skin. During a mini-facelift, the surgeon will strengthen the structural tissues around the cheeks, and tighten skin on the jawline and neck. A mini-facelift is less invasive than a full facelift, so recovery time is shorter.
A full facelift is suitable for people with more advanced signs of aging such as heavy jowls, deep wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and sagging skin on the face and neck. A full facelift is a more extensive procedure that requires longer incisions. During a full facelift the surgeon will remove excess skin, tighten the underlying muscle structure, and then redrape the skin on the face and neck.
Whereas both procedures correct skin laxity in the area of the cheeks, jawline, and neck, the full facelift also gets rid of wrinkles and folds on the cheeks and neck.
Would you like to know if you need a mini-facelift vs a facelift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas, Lanfranchi Center is our featured practice. The Lanfranchi Center offers the customizable TCL Premier Lift for those desiring full facial rejuvenation.
You can reach them at www.thelanfranchicenter.com, or by calling 702-929-3880.