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What is a mini facelift?

woman are happy with perfect clean healthy skin and beautiful long brown hair.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!

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An alternative to traditional face lift

For years, if men and women have wanted to rejuvenate their appearance by tightening lose skin and getting rid of extra folds of skin beneath the chin, they would have to turn to a standard, “full” face lift. Today, you can get a mini facelift, or “celebrity lift,” which offers many benefits over a standard face lift. Read on to learn more about the mini facelift.

The Mini Facelift

A mini facelift consists of making a short incision at the hairline in front of the ear. This incision extends down into the crease between the ear and the cheek. The skin in front of the ear is pulled upward and outward so that the thin, deeper muscle layer can be lifted into a more youthful position. Once the skin and underlying muscles are in their new position, they are sutured into place with permanent sutures. The extra skin is trimmed, hiding the incision where the cheek and ear meet.


A mini facelift comes with many benefits over a traditional facelift. First, the surgery requires local anesthesia or IV sedation, not general anesthesia. No bandages are necessary. And the surgery takes 60-90 minutes.

As far as results, a mini lift enhances a patient’s natural facial contours, offering significant results so the patient still looks completely natural.


A mini or celebrity facelift offers many benefits over a standard facelift, including a faster recovery, shorter incisions and less overall cost. Patients will notice minimal or no pain, and no dressings are needed. Sutures are removed five days after surgery. You will have restrictions on activities for about two weeks as lifting, pulling and pushing should be avoided.


Results are immediate and will continue to improve over time. While your face will continue to age, your results are permanent. Some patients may choose to undergo a second surgery to restore their results five years later.

If you want to restore definition to your jaw, remove sagging and wrinkles around your lower cheeks and jaw and give your face a more rejuvenated appearance with a mini facelift, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.

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