What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is similar to a traditional facelift, but it targets a smaller area of the face. A mini facelift addresses the cheeks and jowls and is a more “accelerated” version of a facelift, with shorter treatment time and a faster recovery. This procedure will leave some areas untreated, such as the forehead. It is an intricate procedure that must be performed with the highest level of precision and technical expertise.

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Mini Facelift Candidates

To determine if the mini facelift is best for you, it is important to consult with Dr. Afrooz to discuss your unique situation, facial concerns, and aesthetic goals. Dr. Afrooz will examine your face and skin and make his recommendation about which facelift surgery is best for you. The mini facelift is ideal for patients with less severe signs of age. Ideal candidates include the following:

  • Have generally good skin quality
  • Are experiencing less sagging in the jaw or neck area
  • Are generally in good health
  • Do not smoke
  • Have no prior medical conditions that would impair the healing process

What Are the Benefit of a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift can provide clients with elegant, youthful changes that help to boost self-confidence and self-image. The surgery can address sagging in the lower third of the face as well as loss of definition in the jawline. It is ideal for patients who are just beginning to notice signs of aging. The surgery is performed with shorter incisions and thus comes with less downtime and minimized scarring.

What Happens During the Mini Facelift Procedure?

A mini facelift begins with “S” shaped incisions made by the ears, starting at the hairline. From there, the fat and tissues are lifted and sculpted to tighten the features and sculpt the face and neck. The incisions are smaller, which leaves more minimal scarring.

Recovery Time After a Mini Facelift

Recovery after a mini facelift is usually about one week, much shorter than a typical facelift. Bruising and swelling should lighten up within 3-5 days. After a week, you will be able to fully enjoy your contoured, defined, and more youthful-looking face.

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A mini facelift, sometimes called a “weekend lift,” provides firmer, smoother, more contoured skin. While it is not as extensive as a full facelift because the incisions are smaller, it’s ideal for lifting sagging skin and reducing wrinkles, providing a more youthful, refreshed appearance that staves off further signs of age for years.

Results are long-lasting, for about ten years. An update may be needed at that time to maintain a youthful, sculpted appearance.

Why choose Dr. Paul Afrooz for my mini facelift in Miami?

Dr. Afrooz is a renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon who has trained at the most elite plastic surgery programs in the world. As a highly skilled surgeon who specializes in facial procedures, he considers it his honor to provide rejuvenating facelifts for men and women of Miami, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas of South Florida. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.

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