What Is a Mini Face Lift? | Washingtonian Plastic Surgery
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Many women and men with light-to-moderate facial aging often find themselves in a difficult position. They often want an anti-aging treatment that offers longer-lasting results, but don’t need or aren’t ready for a traditional facelift.

In these cases, a mini facelift can offer an ideal solution.

So, what is a mini facelift in Northern Virginia? How does it differ from a traditional facelift?

To learn all about the indications and benefits of a mini facelift in Northern Virginia, read on.

What is a Face Lift?

A face lift is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates and reshapes the face and neck.

It involves removing excess skin; tightening loose, hanging skin around the jawline; smoothing creases around the nose and mouth; tightening underlying tissue; and removing excess skin and fat below the chin and on the neck. Incisions are made in front of the ear, extending into the hair or hairline, and behind the ear.

Many women and men elect to undergo a face lift to counteract signs of aging and achieve a more youthful and natural appearance, with extremely long-lasting results.

What is a Mini Facelift?

Patients who wish to correct early signs of facial aging often opt for a mini facelift.

A mini facelift is a minimally-invasive alternative to a full facelift and addresses wrinkles, sagging, and laxity in the lower face. It’s also accomplished with smaller S-shaped incisions around the ear that allow the surgeon to tighten the skin and remove excess tissue. However, this approach limits the ability to rejuvenate the neck with dramatic results.

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are free to return home the same day.

What Are the Benefits of a Mini Facelift?

One of the key advantages of a mini facelift is that is it less invasive and requires a shorter recovery of just 3-5 days.

This facial rejuvenation procedure can also be completed using IV sedation and local anesthesia, rather than general anesthesia which is common with a traditional facelift.

What’s more, patients typically experience significantly less post-procedure pain with a mini facelift as well as minimal bruising, swelling, and scarring.

Learn More About a Mini Facelift

If you are considering a mini facelift, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Navin Singh.