What is a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift is a great alternative for those patients in their 30s and 40s who do not require a traditional, full facelift but desire a more youthful and renewed appearance.
A mini facelift lifts the skin on the face or neck through a number of small incisions made in those areas. It is a less complicated alternative to a full facelift with the benefit of a shorter recovery time. In addition, it is a less invasive procedure that carries fewer risks and less stress to the patient.
In comparison to a traditional, full facelift, a mini facelift has some of the following advantages:
- Is a smaller scale, less invasive procedure
- Less down time after procedure
- Decreased amount of swelling and bruising in treated areas
- Ability to go out the next day
- More natural, less dramatic results
- Shorter-lasting effects
Benefits of a Mini Facelift
A mini facelift offers many benefits that provide patients with a more youthful and revitalized appearance. The surgery restores and reshapes the facial contour, giving the face a more rested and youthful appeal. Benefits of the procedure include:
- Less complicated than a traditional facelift
- Shorter recovery time
- Ability to target key areas of the face and neck
- A more defined jawline
- Fast and natural looking outcome
- More economical than a traditional facelift
Mini facelifts are performed with fewer incisions, less separation, and less trauma to the skin. Therefore, any postoperative bruising, swelling, and discomfort is minimized. Patients are able to return to their normal activities much quicker as well.
Am I a Candidate for a Mini Facelift?
The ideal candidate for the mini facelift procedure is someone who does not yet have significant sagging of the skin around the neck and jawline but wishes to act proactively in preventing such from becoming evident. Those patients with advanced facial aging will experience better results with a full facelift, rather than the mini facelift.
Because of the less invasive nature of a mini facelift and its utilization of smaller incisions, results are limited. You may wish to consider a full facelift over a mini facelift if you:
- Have moderate to severely loose skin along the jawline or on the neck.
- Skin elasticity is good.
- Have a lot of lines and wrinkles.
Being in overall good health is also important for consideration of any facelift procedure, as it aids in proper postoperative recovery and healing.
In general, the best candidate for a mini facelift is a younger individual who requires less dramatic alterations. The mini facelift is a great choice if you are looking to tighten the skin along your neck and jawline while still maintaining your natural features. Dr. Huynh will help to determine the best procedure for your personal needs and desired results.
The Mini Facelift Procedure
The mini surgery procedure is most often performed under local anesthesia with sedation. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used. Dr. Huynh will determine the best type of anesthesia based on your procedure and examination.
The process of performing a mini facelift includes shifting all parts of the face that show signs of aging. The main difference between a mini facelift and a traditional, full facelift is that the incision made in the skin in order to do so is much smaller in size and no incisions are made behind the ears. The specific placement of the incision will be determined by Dr. Huynh based on your unique facial structure.
During surgery, Dr. Huynh will separate the skin from the muscle and fat underneath it. Fat from the jawline, chin area, or neck may also be trimmed away or liposuctioned to further contour those areas. Dr. Huynh will tighten the underlying facial and/or neck muscle, pull the skin back into place, and trim the excess skin. Sutures are then put into place to secure the layers of tissue and close the incision.
Can I Have Other Procedures In Combination With A Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift is specifically designed to address the cheek, jawline and neck areas. Therefore, many patients choose to combine it with eyelid surgery in an effort to also address and improve the upper eyelid area or any bagging or sagging below the eyes. Another option to combine with the mini facelift is a brow lift which is often performed to correct wrinkles in the forehead area.
How Much Does a Mini Facelift Cost in Atlanta?
Like all procedures, the cost of your mini facelift in Atlanta will depend on the extent of the treatment. To get a better idea of a price for you, please contact our friendly and professional staff at Radiance Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine to schedule a consultation.
During your initial appointment, we will be happy to answer any questions you have about mini facelift prices in Atlanta. Our payment options include cash and credit cards, as well as cashier and personal checks. You may also qualify for financing through CareCredit®.
Radiance Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine is a provider for various insurance companies. If your facial plastic surgery in Atlanta is performed for a medical reason, such as a nasal obstruction, then your insurance company may pay for all or part of the costs. It is recommended that you check with your carrier to see if you have coverage.
At Radiance Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, we believe that a mini facelift should be an affordable option for residents in and around Atlanta. Our excellent services have enhanced the lives of individuals throughout the area, including facelift patients in Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Marietta, and Brookhaven, GA.