Sometimes, a small procedure can have big benefits. If you’re between the ages of 35-50, the mini facelift can help you achieve a naturally revitalized look—without the downtime associated with conventional facelift surgery. The mini facelift is used to correct the early signs of aging, such as deep nasolabial folds, sagging cheeks, and jowls. It can also be combined with complementary treatments, like BOTOX® and dermal fillers, for more comprehensive rejuvenation.
4 Advantages of the Mini Facelift
Though mature patients (those over age 50) often require a full facelift to reverse the visible signs of aging, mini facelift surgery is usually the best choice for younger patients. This procedure has a number of benefits that make it an appealing alternative to conventional facelift surgery:
- The mini facelift requires very little recovery time.
Most people only need to rest for three to five days after having a mini facelift. Likewise, they generally experience a comfortable recovery period as this procedure produces minimal swelling and bruising. Mini facelift surgery is, therefore, the most practical choice for patients who are juggling work obligations with a busy family life.
- You’ll enjoy long-lasting results.
Though injectable compounds are peerless when it comes to ease of treatment (and recovery), temporary treatments aren’t right for everyone. Those who don’t want to commit to having “top up” injections of BOTOX® or dermal fillers every three to six months typically prefer the longevity of surgical results. Just one mini facelift can last for five years or longer, depending on your age and lifestyle.
- You won’t have to worry about scarring.
The incisions made during mini facelift surgery are very short, so they don’t create visible scars or lead to hair loss. Usually, incisions are made around the patient’s ears in order to hide scar tissue within the natural crease of the ear.
- The mini facelift produces more natural-looking results for younger patients.
Mini facelift surgery won’t make your face look “tight,” and it won’t make you look like a different person. By making powerful yet subtle adjustments to the tissues that support the face, this procedure treats the core causes of early aging without pulling or removing any skin.
Choosing the Right Type of Mini Facelift
The term “mini facelift” doesn’t refer to a single standardized procedure. Instead, this label is applied to a number of different facial rejuvenation methods that are less invasive than conventional facelift surgery. In fact, some mini facelifts don’t involve surgery at all; they may be completed with sutures or a series of injectable treatments. To ensure that you get the thorough, long-lasting results you want, it’s important to seek out a proven procedure like the “S lift” or the mid facelift. The S lift and mid facelift work by lifting the system of muscles that support the cheeks, thereby raising the jowls and restoring facial fat pads to a more youthful position. Procedures that don’t incorporate these steps can’t change your facial contours in a profound, enduring way.
To learn more about the S lift and mid facelift, contact our team of board-certified plastic surgeons in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. During your consultation, our doctors will help you explore your options for facial rejuvenation and develop a personalized treatment plan that works with your lifestyle.