A mini facelift is a procedure that helps rejuvenate the jowls and neck. It involves removing excess skin from the jaw line and cheeks as well as tightening the underlying muscles. There are a number of benefits of getting a mini facelift.
At Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas, we offer mini facelifts as an alternative to a facelift. Doctor Thomas Jeneby can help correct signs of aging around the face through a mini facelift procedure right in our surgi-center. To find out if this procedure is right for you, contact Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas today.
Excellent Alternative to Traditional Facelift
Many patients get a mini facelift because they want to correct some of the signs of aging, but they are not interested in getting a full facelift. A mini facelift is an excellent alternative to a traditional facelift. This procedure is ideal for people who are bothered by a sagging neck or jowls. A mini facelift can also be combined with other procedures, such as facial implants, rhinoplasty, forehead and brow lift.
The time it takes to complete a mini facelift can vary from patient to patient. However, it typically takes 45 minutes to three hours to perform this procedure. Patients are usually able to go home right after getting a mini facelift.
Most patients who get a mini facelift will be able to recover within a week. Patients are usually able to return to their normal activities within a few days, and most can resume intense exercise within two weeks.
Bruising and swelling are common side effects of this procedure, but they typically go away within a week. It is normal to experience some discomfort after this procedure, but it is typically moderate and can be controlled with medication.
There are several factors that determine how long the results of a mini facelift will last. Some of those factors include lifestyle choices, gravity and the natural aging process. However, patients who get a mini facelift can potentially get long-lasting results. In fact, the results typically last anywhere from five to 10 years.
The mini face lift has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and it is a safe procedure. Bleeding, infection and nerve injury are possible complications, but those are rare. Patients can greatly reduce their chances of complications by following the instructions their doctor recommends. Doctors recommend follow up appointments in order to ensure the patient is healing properly and not having any complications.
This procedure requires that the doctor makes incisions behind the ears and underneath the chin. However, these incisions are small and very easy to conceal.