Not every person needs or wants a complete full-facial facelift. At some point in time, the early signs of aging will inevitably appear and you may find that you have small smile lines around your mouth or begin noticing tiny wrinkles on your neck.
A full facelift is too extensive and too invasive a treatment in such a circumstance. A mini-facelift, on the other hand, is just perfect if all you want are minor corrections and small changes to your face. At [insert name here], we offer the mini-facelift to resolve facial aging.
Mini-Facelift Vs. Full Facelift
There are some key differences in the way the mini-facelift and the full facelift are administered. First, the mini-facelift is designed to target the lower part of the face, neck, and jowls. It can help correct small lines and minor sagging around the mouth, chin, jowls, and neck.
The traditional facelift on the other hand is designed to treat the entire facial region. It is an extensive procedure that targets sagging facial skin, deep wrinkles and fine lines, and crow’s feet.
Both treatment options are highly effective, but the mini-facelift is ideal for minor corrections that require surgical intervention.
The Mini-Facelift Procedure
The mini-facelift treatment starts with our doctor evaluating your facial features to identify where the treatment is needed and how extensive the treatment should be. Your doctor will use the initial consultation to assess your facial features and develop a treatment plan that will satisfy your specific needs. During the consultation, you should be sure to inform your doctor if you are on any medications and provide him with your medical history.
Ideal candidates for the mini-facelift are people over the age of 30 who have minor signs of aging on the face.
The mini-facelift procedure is very short and can take between 30 to 90 minutes to complete depending on how extensive the treatment is. The surgery is usually performed as an outpatient medical procedure, which means you’ll be free to return home soon after it is completed.
Your doctor will begin the surgical process by providing the anesthetic and by making a tiny incision on the part of the face to be treated. He will then remove any excess tissue and tighten the remaining skin to create your new look. Once the necessary corrections are made, the incisions will then be closed.
After the surgery, you can expect some form of tenderness, swelling, redness, and discomfort in the treatment area. This is temporary, however, and should subside quickly. If it lasts longer than expected or it becomes hard to handle, your doctor can provide you with medication to help ease it away. You should take care of the treatment area by keeping the bandages cleaned and safe from harm.
Advantages Of The Mini-Facelift
There are many advantages that patients can experience after undergoing a mini-facelift. The surgery is less extensive than a traditional facelift, which means less recovery time. The surgery can help improve minor aesthetic problems on the face and give someone a more youthful and beautiful look. The results provided by the treatment will last for years.
Learn More About the Mini-Facelift with Dr. James Hardy
The mini-facelift is the perfect solution for people who want to make minor corrections to their facial aesthetic. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. James Hardy.