Mini Facelift


Mini Facelift A mini-facelift, intended to target the neck and lower two-thirds of the face, repositions the skin to remove sagginess and wrinkling. Results are quickly evident and natural, revealing smoother, more youthful facial contours and skin. Many mini-facelift patients are in the early stages of visible aging or seeking enhancement of a previously performed facelift.

Mini-facelifts are different from a full facelift as they do not target the eye area.  Comparable to the S-Lift method, the mini-facelift is especially good for the sagging skin around the frown lines called the nasolabial folds.  If you are otherwise happy with how your eyes and forehead look, but feel like you look older around the mouth, the mini-facelift or S-Lift methods could be a viable option.  During your consultation, ask the surgeon what he or she would recommend based on your age and the extent of your excess skin.   

Typical Minimum Cost of Mini Facelift (based on national averages):
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Typical Maximum Cost of Mini Facelift (based on national averages):
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National Average Cost of Mini Facelift:
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Time Required for Mini Facelift:
It can take about 40-90 minutes to perform mini-facelift surgery. Time requirements can vary depending on the amount of work being performed.
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Is Mini Facelift an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
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What are the Side Effects of Mini Facelift?
Mini-Facelift side effects include temporary discomfort, bruising, and numbness.
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How Long do Mini Facelift results last?
Mini-facelift results can last for about 5-10 years, but depend on the patient's lifestyle and will be effected by continued aging, gravity, and the elements.
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What is the recovery time for Mini Facelift?
Day 1-2 You will return home with a bandage over the area, and should continue to wear this for the first 48 hours after of mini-facelift recovery

Day 1-7 It is recommended that facelift patients keep the head elevated when resting and sleeping during the initial stage of mini-facelift recovery

Day 7 Sutures are usually removed about one week after surgery.  Most patients are able to return to work just several days after surgery, but depending on your job, you may want to wait unti after the sutures are removed to go back to work.
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Will my insurance company cover Mini Facelift?
Because of the cosmetic nature of a mini-facelift, insurance is usually not involved.
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Is there much discomfort for Mini Facelift?
After a mini-facelift, discomfort will likely be moderate, but can be controlled with oral pain medication and cold compresses.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Mini Facelift?
The mini-facelift anesthesia of choice is usually local with sedation, though general anesthesia may also be opted for.
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What else can I combine Mini Facelift with?
For enhanced results, a mini-facelift can be combined with:

  • Facial Implants
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Brow Lift
  • Forehead Lift

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What else is Mini Facelift referred to as?
Skin-only Lift. Subcutaneous Facelift. S-lift. Weekend Facelift.
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