A mini facelift is a lightweight procedure that heals very fast and has very little risk of scarring. This is why it is one of the most demanded facelift surgeries today, especially for people with only moderate facial sagging. It refines your facial tissues to give you a revitalized appearance and highlight your beauty at reduced costs in addition to the minimal healing time.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is a procedure to lift a small area of the face around the cheeks to correct sagging skin and wrinkles. Two small incisions are made in front of your ears as compared to a full facelift that involves supporting procedures on your neck or brow. Your skin is restored by removing the excess tissue under the skin and tightening what remains for a fresh and youthful appearance.

Why a Mini Facelift?

First, a mini facelift offers a very short recovery period and minimal swelling. Since only two small incisions are made, it is easier to heal than a full facelift which might involve serious incisions. Healing can take from three days to a week. Scarring is minimal since the two incisions are made on the hairline or facial contours where they can be concealed. The procedure itself is also very efficient as it takes only one hour to complete it.

In addition,a mini facelift is also very safe as compared to a full one. This is because it is a very small procedure and can be carried out under local anesthesia and sedation. With conservative anesthesia, you will not experience the disorientation that comes with general anesthesia meaning you can go home the same day! The recovery time for a more extensive facelift is two weeks.

Who Is Eligible for a Mini Facelift?

Most people seeking out a mini facelift procedure are young people with moderate facial sagging in the lower third of the face. The procedure is best for minor skin laxity compared to older people who have significant laxity in the face and neck area.

If you have a sagged but thinner jaw, you are also an ideal candidate for a mini facelift. People with thinner jaws have minimal fatty deposits on their faces which reduces the stress on the skin. Skin sagging is thus reduced which can easily be corrected with this small procedure.

Is your jaw losing its definition? Do you want to get rid of sagging skin on your lower face for a beautiful confident appearance? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for a mini facelift at Smith Facial Plastics in Gahanna, Ohio. We offer mini facelift procedures to give you fresh, tighter skin. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!