Mini Facelift Jacksonville
At some point in all of our lives, we’re bound to experience problems that are related to appearance as we age. Wrinkles and fine lines are just the beginning of a process that will lead to loose, saggy skin and jowls. Fortunately, youthful looks can be brought back with great options available in cosmetic surgery by Dr. Hardy today. With procedures like the mini facelift surgery to choose from, you can arrest facial aging before too may creases line your brow (or any other area of your face).
What is a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift is a variation of the traditional facelift procedure. This cosmetic procedure is a less extensive technique that targets the lower region of the face. Mini facelifts have been thought of as an effective way to turn back the clock and provide patients with a more youthful appearance. What it does is removes extra skin that has a tendency to sag as a person ages. Removing this and simultaneously tightening it, not only makes a person look more youthful, but better overall.
Why Have the Mini Facelift?
As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and facial tissues start to lose volume. This ultimately gives us “jowls” on the lower region of the face. The neck tends to be affected with loose skin as well. Patients may not find this appealing and opt for a mini facelift to eliminate these shortcomings brought on by age. In case, you are just about noticing the signs of aging, and are in your 40s or 50s, the mini facelift is an excellent option.
Following a mini facelift, patients experience an increase in self-confidence and feel an overall sense of well-being. The mini facelift is a less invasive cosmetic surgery than a conventional facelift, as it addresses the lower area of the face primarily. Nonetheless, it leaves behind a significant youthful effect and can last up to 10 years. The surgery is less invasive, so downtime after a mini facelift surgery is shorter as well.
What Happens in a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift is best suited to people who experience a mild degree of jowling and sagging skin. Minimally invasive and offering faster recovery, people like this procedure as it doesn’t result in the drastic changes in appearance that standard facelifts ensure. People may opt for it as it gives a more natural rejuvenating appearance. Shorter incisions are made by Dr. Hardy, and the scarring is less afterwards too.
Typically, Dr. Hardy will make incisions along the hairline that are too small to notice. He will also make incisions above each ear, or in the natural creases that may be located at those spots. After making the incisions, Dr. Hardy will intricately work to lift the structural tissues surrounding the cheeks. This tightens the jawline and corrects the jowls. If there are any excess fatty deposits in the treatment area, Dr. Hardy will remove that as well. The result is a sculpted and toned look on the skin’s surface.
What to Expect After a Mini Facelift
After the procedure, you will have to wear bandages on your incisions and drains may be positioned to remove any excess fluids. A mini facelift addresses a lot of age-related issues in the lower face but improves your overall look as well. You will have stitches that may be removed up to a week after surgery, with some swelling and/or bruising. Expect to heal completely after two weeks and you will gradually see noticeably positive results.
Contact Our Office
Interested in learning more about a mini facelift with a skilled plastic surgeon who you can trust? Contact our office to schedule your informative consultation with Dr. James Hardy. Dr. Hardy will help guide you through the treatment process and address any questions or concerns that arise along the way.