If you are interested in facial rejuvenation but would like to avoid the lengthy recovery time associated with a traditional facelift, you can have what’s known as a mini-facelift. A mini-facelift can restore the youthful appearance of the face with minimal downtime. But what exactly is a mini-facelift?
What Exactly Is A Mini-Facelift?
A mini-facelift often called a short-scar facelift is a surgical procedure that targets the lower face and neck. It focuses on tightening and firming sagging skin on the cheeks, jawline, and upper neck.
A mini-facelift is designed to treat early signs of aging and is less invasive than the traditional or full facelift. This makes it ideal for younger patients with minimal skin laxity. Men and women between the ages of 40 and 50 with mild to moderate sagging of the cheeks and jawline are good candidates for a mini-facelift.
What Happens During A Mini-Facelift?
A mini-facelift is done under general or local anesthesia and takes less than 2 hours to perform. The incisions are made in front of and behind the ear but are much shorter than the incisions for a traditional facelift. During surgery, the facial tissue is repositioned, lifted, and removed as needed.
Mini-facelift patients are able to return to work after 5-10 days of surgery, so it requires less recovery time than a traditional facelift.
What Results Can You Expect?
Most people look at least 10 years younger after a mini-facelift. However, results vary from patient to patient depending on the degree of skin laxity and skin elasticity.
Would you like to learn more about a mini-facelift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Bala Cynwyd, PA area, contact Dr. Anthony Farole of the Facial Cosmetic Surgical Center.
You can reach Dr. Farole at www.drfarole.com, or by calling (610) 668-3300.