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The mini facelift gives an overall lift to the neck and lower third of the face. As one ages, skin loses its elasticity and many people develop loose skin folds creating a heavy, jowly, and tired appearance. Performed under local anesthesia, this minimally invasive outpatient procedure can restore a more youthful appearance, firm the lower facial area, improve jawline definition, and restore the neck-chin angle.
The mini facelift produces an age-diminishing effect so that patients look younger, rested, and energized. Facial rejuvenation is achieved by repositioning the skin on the lower face to eliminate sagging and droopiness. The mini is safer because it is less invasive than a full facelift and does not require general anesthesia (although general anesthesia is available upon request). Its rapid recovery time and lower costs have made it accessible to a wide range of patients who are looking for facial rejuvenation at a reasonable price. Mini facelift patients see rapid, natural-looking results with very little recovery time.
Typically between 30 and 65 years old, the best candidates are those in good health with mild to moderate lower facial and/or neck laxity. The mini facelift is ideal for patients who want to stay ahead of the aging process. It is also effective as a follow-up for patients who previously had full facelifts, but desire additional rejuvenation of the face and/or neck area. Likewise, it does not preclude undergoing full facelift procedures in the future.
The anterior mini is for patients concerned about their lower face. The procedure is straightforward: an anesthetic solution is injected into the area in front of the ears. This solution will numb the lower face, inhibit bleeding, and gently separate the skin from the underlying tissue.
A posterior mini facelift, sometimes referred to as a mini neck-lift, is for persons concerned about the neck and jowl area. An anesthetic solution is injected behind the ears.