Signs of aging like skin laxity, wrinkles and jowls don’t have to be something that you live with. Many people are not aware that there is an alternative to a traditional facelift that requires less recovery time. If you are experiencing unwanted signs of aging and are ready for surgical intervention, schedule a consultation at Columbus Facial Plastics at Sullivan Centre in Columbus, OH to discuss a mini facelift.
What Is a Mini Facelift?
If you are experiencing mild to moderate jowling and sagging skin, a mini facelift could be the perfect option for you. This is a less invasive procedure than a traditional lift that works to tighten and lift the lower face and neck. Small incisions are made in well-concealed locations that allow our surgeon to lift and remove excess skin, leaving you with natural-looking results. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, allowing you to avoid the risks and cost of general anesthesia in the operating room.
Traditional Facelift vs. Mini Facelift
A traditional facelift is ideal for patients with more significant skin laxity of the face and neck. The traditional lift is performed in the operating room, which allows for more significant lifting and tightening of the neck. A mini facelift may be a better option for patients seeking significant improvement of the jowls and jawline while minimizing downtime and avoiding general anesthesia.
Shorter Recovery Time
The recovery time is generally shorter than that of a traditional lift. Patients often return to work, exercise and social activities approximately one week after the procedure.
The mini lift is performed with a local anesthetic and, occasionally, oral sedation. This requires less post-op recovery time and fewer anesthesia-related side effects.
The mini facelift is designed to produce natural-looking results. If you’re looking for rejuvenation of the lower face and neck, this procedure could be the answer.
While there is always some swelling and bruising that occurs with this procedure, the results of the mini lift and associated skin removal are immediate. Swelling and bruising generally resolve much faster than with a traditional lift.
The results and their longevity vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors, including genetics, skin care and other lifestyle factors. Generally, patients are pleased with the results of the mini lift for between 5-10 years following the procedure. Our Facial Plastic Surgeon and Director of Skin Care can give you instructions on how to make your results last as long as possible.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Our Facial Plastic Surgeon can determine if the mini lift is the right procedure for you after evaluating your areas of concern, the condition of your skin, and your expectations regarding results and recovery. If you are ready to learn more, our team at Columbus Facial Plastics at Sullivan Centre in Columbus, OH is ready to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for a mini facelift. We look forward to speaking with you!