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What is a mini facelift?

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Apr 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

mini facelift surgeryA facelift is highly effective at reversing signs of aging and gravity, yet many people are hesitant to move forward due to having false perceptions about recovery. It’s true that most surgeries require more downtime than non-invasive procedures, but the results are often more powerful.

For this reason, the mini facelift has become a popular procedure. With a mini facelift, you enjoy the benefits of a traditional facelift with smaller, well-hidden incisions and less downtime. A mini facelift is often more affordable than a full facelift since less is involved with the procedure.

Unique features offered by a mini facelift

Most plastic surgeons stick to doing a “full facelift,” which involves reshaping and tightening the skin and muscles in your face and neck. Although this can provide you with a dramatic improvement in your appearance, it also requires general anesthesia and larger incisions. A full facelift is a great option for people who have time to relax and take time off work for about two weeks, but not everyone wants — or needs — this option.

By contrast, a mini facelift can help improve signs of aging with a less invasive procedure that allows you to return to work within three to seven days. No general anesthesia is used; instead, you’re given local anesthetic and oral pain medication to get you back on your feet quickly. There is less bruising and swelling, and you can start wearing makeup as soon as the second week after surgery, when sutures are removed. The goal is to restore a youthful look to your face, with less downtime.

A mini facelift can be just as effective at making you look younger and more vibrant, while still looking like yourself. To get the best results for your unique needs, your surgeon may do some or all of the following:

  • Tighten facial muscles and restore them to a youthful and natural-looking position.
  • Tighten skin on the face and remove any excess to improve or eliminate lines and wrinkles.
  • Reduce or eliminate jowls and double chin by tightening skin on the neck, giving you a more sculpted and attractive facial profile.

A mini facelift is an ideal solution for people who don’t have time to invest in facelift surgery. It also pairs well with many skin rejuvenation procedures, such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers. You and your surgeon can discuss ways the procedure can be customized to give you natural-looking, but amazing, results.

If you feel like your face just doesn’t have the firmness and youthful contours it once had, find out if a Monarch Mini Facelift could be your solution! Check out our free e-book, The Basics of the Monarch Mini Facelift, to get important information about this procedure.

Once you’re ready to talk with an experienced plastic surgeon about your facelift options, contact Monarch Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation!

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Topics: Facelift, Mini facelift, Facial rejuvenation

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