If you need to address aging in the lower portion of your face, and restore a youthful appearance, a mini-facelift can provide the aesthetic enhancement you desire. But what exactly is a mini-facelift.
What exactly is a mini-facelift?
A mini-facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens and lifts the skin on the lower third of the face, as well as the neck. It is less invasive than a full or traditional facelift.
What does a mini-facelift address?
Aging results in the loss of fat and collagen in the cheeks, causing the midface to sag. Wrinkles and creases also form around the nose and mouth, and jowls appear along the jawline. A mini-facelift corrects these signs of aging in the lower face (learn more).
How is a mini-facelift performed?
A mini-facelift can be done under local anesthesia with sedation, rather than general anesthesia. During a mini-facelift a small incision is made around the front of the ear, and the underlying facial musculature is tightened, providing an immediate lift. Excess skin is also removed.
Benefits of a mini-facelift
Since a mini-facelift is a less invasive procedure the incisions are smaller, so scars are minimal, and can be easily concealed within the hairline. Recovery is also less intensive, as there is not as much swelling and bruising.
A mini-facelift produces subtle, natural-looking results, and can be customized to fit the unique needs of each patient.
What results can I expect?
A mini-facelift tightens the appearance of the lower face and sharpens the neck-line. Most patients look 10 years younger after a mini-facelift.
Are you ready to contour your lower face and jawline with a mini-facelift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Wall Township, NJ area, contact board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Karolak for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Karolak at www.drkarolak.com, or by calling (732) 627-4822.