A mini facelift is a good alternative from the traditional full facelift for people with premature aging. Though similar to the full facelift, the main difference is the omission of the neck lift in the mini lift procedure. In today’s busy society a short downtime is of much value, the mini facelift procedure is a proactive approach offering cosmetic rewards with minimal time restraints.
Advantages of a mini facelift:
- Shorter surgical time
- Smaller scars
- Less invasive
- Less recovery time
- Minimum swelling and bruising
- Return to work quickly
- Address premature aging
Be rejuvenated, be proactive with premature aging and boost your self confidence with the swift turnaround of a mini facelift!
Dr. Shah will perform a history and physical examination in advance of planning your mini facelift surgery. During the examination, an evaluation will be made based on your facial bone structure, underlying skin structure, skin thickness, texture and elasticity along with the severity of the wrinkles and folds. Any skin damage detected from environmental influences will be assessed and perhaps treated before surgery. Then, this information will be used to formulate a surgical plan that will obtain the best outcome based on the discussed goals of the procedure. Dr. Shah will select the surgical technique that will offer the lowest risk with maximum results. Both Dr. Shah and his staff will thoroughly explain the surgical technique and answer any questions on the procedure.
Overview of the Procedure
Your mini facelift surgery will be performed in our fully accredited surgical facilities. The mini facelift is the least invasive facelift procedure. It is commonly call the ‘short-scar’ facelift or the ‘S’ lift because of the shape of the incision that is used around the ear. This lift is offered as a temporary solution to address the early signs of aging and is performed on patients who have deep folds, sagging facial tissues yet still have a firm and well contoured neck. The procedure removes excess skin and lifts sagging tissue with limited incisions made around the ear from the hairline. Scars are hidden in the natural crease of the skin.
Average recovery after a mini facelift is between 1 to 2 weeks, allowing many patients to return to work in about 1 week. Though it is important to note that the amount of time it takes to recover from mini facelift surgery varies greatly from person to person. It is recommended you wait 3 weeks or longer before participating in strenuous activity or exercise.
Dr. Shah and his staff will closely monitor your progress by providing specific postoperative care instructions and schedule a follow up visit to the office to ensure a smooth healing and recovery. Elevation of the head is extremely helpful in reducing the initial post-operative swelling; using ice packs intermittently may be advised. Concealing makeup is usually permitted after the first week to camouflage any bruising for a short time.
If you would like more information on mini facelift procedures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact the Medical Spa today.
Click here to read our postoperative care instructions after mini facelift surgery.
Visit these websites to learn more on facelift surgery.
- Facial Plastic Surgery
- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
"To Dr. Shah and your fabulous team, Every time I pass by a mirror I am surprised and say to myself...what was I waiting for? Makeup has become fun again! I thank you all for a great experience."Actual Patient