A facelift is the procedure often recommended to rejuvenate and revitalize the face. It is used to correct issues such as sagging brows and eyelids, as well as skin laxity in the lower face and neck. The decision to have a mini vs a full facelift is determined by a patient’s cosmetic needs and desires, and the areas of the face they are most concerned about.
Mini facelift vs a full facelift
A full facelift is an invasive procedure in which the skin over the entire face is lifted, giving a refreshed appearance to the face. Main features:
• Performed under general anesthesia.
• Incision is made in front of the ears, but is longer than the incision for the mini-facelift.
• Tightens the skin and underlying fat and muscle.
• Recovery takes a long time, up to 4 weeks in some cases.
• Recommended for older people with significant aging changes, especially in the neck.
A mini facelift is a less invasive procedure that lifts the lower face, giving a rejuvenated appearance to the area below the eyes to the jawline. Main features:
• Patients are given a local anesthetic.
• Shorter incision.
• Recovery takes days, not weeks.
• Costs less.
• Recommended for younger patients with mild looseness in the jowl, and minimal issues in the neck area.
If you are trying to decide whether to undergo a mini vs a full facelift, be sure to consult with a plastic surgeon with the relevant surgical experience and expertise.
Patients in Florida can contact Dr. Adam Rubinstein for consultation regarding a facelift. Dr. Rubinstein is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and serves patients in Florida and across the world. He can be contacted by calling 305-792-7575, or you can go to http://www.dr-rubinstein.com/ and schedule a free consultation.