What Is a Mini Facelift?

What is a Mini Facelift?

Are you considering a less invasive form of facial rejuvenation? If so, you may be wondering: What is a mini facelift? How does it differ from a traditional facelift? Am I a good candidate for the procedure?

Here’s everything you need to know about the treatment to help you make a well-informed decision.

What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift, also referred to as a short-scar facelift, is a less invasive version of a traditional facelift. It is designed to tighten sagging skin in the lower portion of the face, such as the jowls and neck.

The incisions for a mini facelift are smaller than those for a traditional facelift, and the procedure is typically done under local anesthesia.

This procedure is also ideal for those who are not quite ready for a full facelift. Especially, since offers the unique benefit of natural-looking results with a minimal recovery time.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Anyone who wants to improve the appearance of sagging skin in the lower face and neck may be a good fit for this particular procedure.  However, it is important to note that it is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing this specific surgery.

How is a Mini Facelift Different from a Traditional Facelift?

Incision size and placement are among the key differences between the two procedures. A mini facelift entails smaller incisions that are in less noticeable locations. This results in less scarring and a quicker recovery time.

Learn If It’s Right for You

If you’re considering facial rejuvenation, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced surgeons. We’ll listen to your concerns and create a customized treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.