Everything About Mini Facelift
The mini facelift is best suited for patients with minor concerns about their cheeks and jowls and is an appealing alternative for those who have undergone previous facelifts or for younger patients who do not have much excess skin around the jaw and neck.
What is a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift is a modified traditional facelift; wherein a small incision is made to help remove and lift sagging skin. It is for people with less severe concerns who need a small change to rejuvenate their appearance. If you have less excess skin to remove and want fewer incisions, you’re an ideal candidate for a mini facelift.
Differences Between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift
Compared to a traditional facelift, a mini facelift is less invasive and can be performed in just a few hours. A mini facelift is ideal for people beginning to notice signs of aging who want a youthful, natural improvement to their appearance without any drastic changes. If you have noticed jowl and neck looseness, or a loss of skin laxity, the mini facelift can address these concerns in a less invasive manner from a facelift.
How Much Does a Mini Facelift Cost?
Every patient has different needs, goals, treatment areas, and loss of laxity in the skin. For an exact quote of how much your mini facelift procedure will cost, contact Dr. Egozi and his team here, or call us at (727)-461-5872.
Targeted Areas in a Mini Facelift
A mini facelift involves much smaller incisions than a traditional facelift, and these incisions are made along your hairline or above the ears. The skin tissue will be pulled upward through your cheeks to correct sagging, meaning the mini facelift often targets areas of the face with less skin laxity and more excess skin.
What Kind of Side Effects Can I Expect Post-Surgery?
Common side effects after a mini facelift include pain, swelling, and bruising, but these symptoms should go away after a week.
Call your doctor or surgeon immediately if you experience these side effects:
- Increased swelling.
- Severe pain.
- Fever and chills.
- Blood or pus coming out of your stitches.
- Loss of feeling in the skin due to nerve damage.
Required Prep for a Mini Facelift Surgery
To prepare for a mini facelift, Dr. Egozi will provide you with specific instructions, including avoiding wearing makeup and jewelry to your appointment. You will need someone to drive you home after your surgery, and you must disclose all medications and supplements you take with your doctor.
It is also a good idea to stop taking over-the-counter pain medications like Ibuprofen, as they can cause excessive bleeding. It would be best to stop smoking cigarettes for 4-6 weeks before surgery.
What is the Best Age to Consider a Mini Facelift
People often begin to consider a mini facelift when the first signs of aging appear in their 30s. Noninvasive options like Botox are a great way to minimize fine lines. Still, if you want to also lift sagging skin in your face, a mini facelift is a minimally invasive option to refresh your looks and slow the aging process.
If you are middle-aged, a mini facelift is often recommended as a first step towards rejuvenating the skin and maintaining a youthful appearance. The mini facelift is a less daunting first treatment option as it requires half the recovery time of a traditional facelift and is minimally invasive.
Every person is unique, and their skin will age differently when compared to someone else. Consider undergoing a mini facelift if your face could use a small lift or refresh to aid a slight sag in the skin. Discuss your options with Dr. Egozi to figure out which treatment plan is best for you.
Book a Consultation Today with the Facelift Specialists at Egozi Plastic Surgery Center
Dr. Egozi has been running a successful and well-respected practice for 15+ years. With his comprehensive expertise in a wide spectrum of aesthetic procedures–from noninvasive to surgical, you’re always in great hands. Egozi Plastic Surgery surgical facilities are state-of-the-art, and we are considered one of the premier surgical centers in the Tampa Bay area.
To learn more about your facelift options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Egozi today.