Facelift, Mini-Facelift, or Mid-Facelift – What Do I Need?

Are you hoping for some facial rejuvenation? A facelift can restore a youthful appearance to your face by lifting sagging skin, tightening muscles, and repositioning sagging tissues. You don’t need to wait until advanced aging has occurred to enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of a facelift.

In addition to our traditional facelift, we also offer a mini-facelift and a mid-facelift. Which option is best for you?

Facelift vs. Mini-Facelift vs. Mid-Facelift

A facelift, a mini-facelift, and a mid-facelift all rejuvenate the face, but they vary in the areas they treat and in the extent of aging they can successfully repair. A well-timed mini or mid-facelift can often delay or even eliminate the need for a full facelift later.

  • Mini-Facelift- The mini-facelift–or S-lift—is typically performed on patients in their 50s or 60s. It can be customized to focus on your trouble spots, including jowls. Incisions are shorter. With a mini-facelift, the muscles are tightened but not cut. Recovery is typically easier and takes about a week. Incisions are made in the hairline behind the temples and/or behind the ears.
  • Mid-Facelift- The mid-facelift is ideal for patients patient’s in their 40’s with aging in the cheeks but not in the chin or jowls. There is dramatic rejuvenation with volume restoration in the cheeks. Recovery takes about a week. Incisions are made behind the hairline, above the ear, and under the upper lip, therefore the incisions are completely hidden.
  • Facelift- A facelift provides dramatic rejuvenation to the lower and mid-face. You’ll see changes to the cheeks, under the eyes, chin, jowls, etc. It is often performed on patients in their 60s or 70s. A facelift combines and increases the results you would expect from a mini and mid-facelift.

Do I Need a Mid-Facelift, a Mini-Facelift, or a Full Facelift?

If you’re ready to rejuvenate your face, give us a call and learn about your options. After a consultation, we can help you determine if you need a full facelift, a mini-facelift, or a mid-facelift. We can also recommend other treatments to address your problem areas. Facelift surgeries are often combined with other facial rejuvenation treatments, such as dermal fillers, BOTOX®, eyelid surgery, neck lift surgery, etc.

When it comes to turning back the clock, you have options. Call 540-371-7730 today and schedule your consultation.