A traditional facelift is performed to smooth out the entire lower half of the face. This is accomplished by lifting away the skin and draping it back into place after some skin has been removed. If only a localized area of the face needs smoothing, such as the jawline, a limited incision facelift, also known as a mini facelift, can be performed.

A mini facelift is a rather simple surgical procedure because only tiny incisions are made, and any subdermal tissue repositioning or removal can be accomplished through the use of tiny tools. This procedure can greatly improve the appearance of the jawline by eliminating sagging jowls.

Versus a Traditional Facelift

A mini facelift is a much simpler procedure because it treats only the skin and subdermal tissue around the jaw. This makes it appealing as an alternative to a traditional facelift because the incisions are smaller, and the overall procedure is less invasive.

Ideal Candidates

The jawline can be a depository for excess fatty tissue. This results in a drooping of the skin, the appearance of jowls and some folding of the skin on the upper neck. If the skin can be pulled upward and outward, the folding disappears and the jowls are much less noticeable. Adults in good overall health who have otherwise taut skin on their cheeks and upper face but who suffer from drooping skin on the jaw are ideal candidates for a mini facelift.

A Simple Outpatient Procedure

When we perform a mini facelift, we give the client a localized anesthetic with sedation. General anesthesia through intravenous means is rarely necessary. This is an outpatient procedure that is performed in the comfort of our surgical suite. You are able to go home on the same day as your procedure.

Long-Lasting Results

The skin will now be more taut and smooth, and the jawline will no longer show drooping. The uppermost portion of the neck skin will also show improvement. Properly performed, a mini facelift can result in visual improvement for a long time.

Make an Appointment Today

To learn more about a mini facelift, schedule a consultation at Smith Facial Plastics in Gahanna. During this appointment, you’ll get all the facts on how a mini facelift can dramatically improve the overall appearance of your jowls and neckline. Contact us today to book an appointment!