A mini face lift is a procedure done on the mid-face to address wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and improve the visible signs of aging.
It is most appropriate for people in their forties and fifties who does not have unnecessary skin around the neck or jawline but show signs of aging in the mid-face.
Mini face lift is almost similar to a facelift; the only difference is that a mini face lift focuses on the cheeks and jowls while a facelift targets both the cheeks, jowls and the upper face.
Unlike a full facelift, a mini face lift has a shorter scar and a faster recovery time.
Mini face lift cost
Depending on the type of procedure, the surgeon and geographical location, a mini face lift cost may range between $3000 and $7000.
Some surgeons accept credit cards, bank loans and insurance covers.
Mini face lift recovery
A mini face lift is sometimes referred as a weekend facelift –this gives a wrong impression about this procedure.
Yes, a mini facelift is purely an outpatient procedure you won’t sleep in the hospital after the procedure.
You only return to your surgeon’s office, the following day, for a routine consultation. Depending on the first consultation, the doctor will schedule more appointments to monitor your recovery process.
It takes about one week before the surgeon can remove the sutures. However, don’t assume that it will only take a weekend for a patient to recover.
Recovery from weekend facelift depends; while some patients take a week to recover, others take several weeks to heal due to swelling and other surgery-related complications.
Follow your surgeon’s advice to know when you can start engaging in strenuous activities.
Mini face lift scars
Once you undergo a weekend face lift, like any other surgery, many patients are likely to suffer complications such as brief loss of feeling, bruising, swelling, soreness, and some irritation.
Also, like most face lift techniques, a mini face lift also leaves a scar.
However, because the incisions run in front of and behind the ear, the scars are concealed in natural folds as a result making them mainly unnoticeable once healed.
Before you undergo does the procedure, it is recommended that you look for an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to perfom the mini lift to avoid complications.
You should also ensure that your surgeon shares her background information. After the surgery, follow all the surgeon’s guidelines for quick recovery.