In this day and age it seems like the bigger the thing, the better the results, right? Even though there’s a time and place for the saying, “bigger means better,” there are other instances in which things that are smaller (like mini facelifts) may do the trick.
What’s a mini facelift?
Not everyone needs an entire facelift in order to get rid of signs of aging like a loss of volume and elasticity in the skin. For instance, Dr. Price performs a lot of in facelifts on patients who have already undergone a facelift in the past but need a little bit of a pick-me-up. During a mini facelift, a short incision will be made at the hairline. Then, the skin at the front of the ear is released and the muscle is lifted tighter to give off a tauter appearance.
Who is a good candidate?
During your initial consult on with Dr., Price, he will be able to give you a better idea of whether or not you’re a good candidate for a mini facelift. But, on average, patients who are most suitable for this type of procedure have signs of aging down the jawline and only early changes in the neck. If patients have more advanced sagging in the neck, a full facelift may be a more appropriate choice.
What Are the Benefits of a Mini?
Even though a full facelift will give patients more dramatic results, there are any benefits of a mini facelift including:
- No bandages
- General anesthesia is not necessary because we use a local anesthetic or intravenous sedation
- It usually only takes one to one and a half hours
If you want to learn more about mini facelifts, contact our Guildford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.