If you have been considering a procedure to correct sagging facial skin, you should know that there are other options out there besides a full facelift. A mini facelift has many benefits over a full facelift – here is some more information on what a mini facelift is and why it might be right for you!
What is a mini facelift?
A mini facelift is used to treat stretchy and saggy skin on the lower two-thirds of the face. It can help reduce extra skin underneath the chin and the jowls and those deep folds and wrinkles that can develop on the lower part of the face. In the procedure, an incision is made in front of the ear, at the hair line. A thin layer of muscle underneath the skin is lifted, the extra skin is trimmed, and the incision is hidden. Lifting the muscle helps to enhance your face’s natural contours and gives your jaw definition while still looking natural.
What are the benefits of a mini facelift?
Patients appreciate the benefits of a mini facelift over a traditional facelift. In a mini facelift, you don’t need general anesthesia – local anesthesia or intravenous sedation is used. The procedure typically takes just a little over an hour, and most patients report minimal to no pain afterwards.
With a mini facelift, you get the impressive results of a traditional facelift but with a quicker recovery (although you will have to avoid strenuous activity for about 2 weeks), shorter incisions, and less cost. It is a good alternative for patients who are just starting to see changes caused by aging and for those who have already had a facelift but are starting to notice that the effects are wearing off. A mini facelift can be done with other plastic surgery procedures – such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, Botox, or dermal fillers for the top third of the face – depending on the results you would like to see.
If you would like more information on a mini facelift, make a consultation appointment with Dr. Gary J. Price! Call the office in New Haven or Fairfield County, CT, at (203) 453-6635 today!