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Mini Facelift: The Secret to Anti-Aging5 min read

Mini Facelift: The Secret to Anti-Aging
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Are you looking for a way to achieve anti-aging results without undergoing full facelift surgery? If so, you may want to consider a mini facelift! Also known as a mini-lift, this procedure is designed to give you a more youthful appearance by restoring some of the volume lost over time. Let’s discuss the benefits of mini-facelifts and answer some common questions about this marvelous procedure!

What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift, also known as a mini lift, is the ideal cosmetic procedure for facial rejuvenation because it reduces the signs of natural aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin! This procedure can be performed on both men and women and can be combined with other types of procedures, such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. Mini facelifts are less invasive than traditional ones and typically require less recovery time!

How does a Mini Facelift Work?

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production, causing the skin to sag and wrinkles to form. A mini facelift works by removing excess skin and fat from the lower third of the face while tightening the muscles and connective tissues.

Plastic surgeons use small incisions to ‘lift’ the skin upwards and remove extra tissue to help tighten the skin and minimize wrinkles. As mentioned, this procedure is usually accompanied by a brow lift or eyelid surgery to enhance the overall aesthetic.

What are the Target Areas of a Mini Facelift?

The main target areas of a mini facelift are the jowls, cheeks, and neck. This procedure can also target specific areas such as the nasolabial folds (i.e., smile lines) or marionette lines (i.e., lines that run from the corners of your mouth downward).

What Do You Need to Prepare for a Mini Facelift?

If you are considering a mini facelift, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation, your surgeon will assess your candidacy for the procedure and develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and goals.

Want to know if you are the right candidate for a mini facelift? Check out our blog post for an in-depth look at what you need to expect and what you need to consider before pushing through with this operation!

What are the Benefits of a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift comes with a myriad of aesthetic benefits! It can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin, providing you with a more youthful look. Also, a mini facelift is often less expensive than a traditional facelift and has a shorter recovery time!

Compared to a traditional facelift, a mini facelift causes less swelling and bruising after surgery. Also, it does not require general anesthesia, allowing patients to go home the same day of the procedure!

The upside of having a mini facelift under the excellent care of Dr. Chang is that his technique derives from his experience working with facial trauma and reconstruction. This means that patients undergoing a mini facelift with Dr. Chang can have a smooth and comfortable experience without general anesthesia!

How Does a Mini Facelift Help with Anti-Aging?

A mini facelift will help you achieve anti-aging results by restoring some of the volume lost over time. As we age, the face loses its bounce and form, thus creating fine lines and wrinkles. Some facial muscles that get used over and over again during time, can contribute to creases such as forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet. With this procedure, volume is restored by lifting loose skin on the lower half of your face, resulting in a fuller, tighter, and streamlined appearance.

There are a lot of procedures that can work hand-in-hand with a mini facelift to give you a youthful holistic look. Restoring the volume in your skin, specifically underneath your eyes, usually requires facial fillers. Pairing fillers with a mini facelift will enhance your appearance by giving you a more rejuvenated aesthetic!

What to Expect after a Mini Facelift?

You will experience slight swelling and bruising after your mini facelift. But there’s nothing to worry about: these expected side effects will subside over a short time! But don’t expect them to go away on their own; following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions is essential to ensure proper healing.

Because of their noninvasive nature, mini facelifts heal much faster than traditional facelifts. This is mainly because mini facelifts target a smaller region of your face. The plastic surgeon doesn’t go too deep into your facial tissue since the procedure is done by lifting your skin. As a result, you will experience less scarring, bruising, and swelling!

It takes about two hours to complete the procedure, and most patients are able to go home within one hour of being discharged from the clinic. As per recovery time, a patient’s recovery period usually lasts two weeks with minimal to no activity restrictions.

What is the Average Mini Facelift Cost?

A mini facelift is much cheaper than a traditional facelift! However, the price can vary from provider to provider and the country where you will have the surgery performed. The price usually starts at around $3,500 but can rise to $8,000. There will also be additional costs such as anesthesia, clinic stay, and medicine.

Ready to Undergo Your Very Own Mini Facelift?

Ready to undergo your mini facelift? Come meet with us at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center for a complimentary consultation before moving forward with surgery! Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang will determine if you are a good candidate for these procedures. If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process, from beginning to the end! Also, don’t forget to check out our blog for more information on plastic surgery and plastic surgery trends!

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