What Happens During A Mini Facelift Procedure?

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During a mini facelift, several techniques are used. In this type of procedure, cosmetic surgery focuses on removing excess skin from the face and neck. Since the sagging skin may make the patient appear older, the removal of this excess skin may already result in a dramatic change.

A mini facelift also involves tightening loose facial muscles. Loose facial muscles can make your face appear less firm, so tightening up your muscles can make your face a little sharper and more youthful again. It also means that a full facelift is not always needed to create a rejuvenated look.

How long does a mini facelift last?

We look forward to answering your questions at our next appointment. This surgery tightens the skin of your lips, ears, and jowls. It typically rejuvenates the face by 10 to 15 years and has long-lasting effects for a similar timeframe.

There are many different types of mini-facelifts, ranging from very small “tucks” that only lift the skin and give short-lived results to those that effectively tighten the skin and muscle for higher-quality results. It is important to find out what kind of mini-facelift your surgeon has experience with in order to test the longevity of the procedure. The reason people do facelift is as follows:

  • Loose or Sagging Skin
  • Loss of Facial Volume
  • Sagging Jowls
  • Facial Shape Changes

In my practice, I perform a large volume of both facelifts and mini-facelifts. The CosmedicWest, my quick-recovery facelift, is designed to deliver high-quality results similar to those of the traditional facelift of the right candidate. CosmedicWest has the added benefits of lower downtime and lower-risk anaesthesia.

What Results Can I Obtain From A Mini Facelift?

The result that someone can obtain a mini facelift surgery is quite subject to the individual. In every cosmetic operation, it must be noted that every patient is special. The findings obtained by a patient after a facelift would also be special to them as well.

For prospective patients, see some examples of mini facelifts on our website. The case studies we presented were collected from patients who received care at CosmedicWest. Our case studies are intended to educate patients, so they can only be viewed as examples, not as definitive outcomes that can be accomplished by surgery.

What is the best age for a facelift?

Age 40 + Patients who undergo a facelift in their early to mid-twenties get better, longer-lasting outcomes than those who do so when they are much older. I would also recommend that a patient has skin rejuvenation treatments along with a facelift to further improve their results. 

What Side-Effects Will I Experience After A Mini Facelift?

As the mini facelift is a surgical procedure, patients may experience some side effects after treatment. One of the side effects most patients will encounter is swelling. The swelling experienced after treatment will dissipate over time and is a normal part of the healing process.

Patients with a mini facelift can also experience some bruising. Like swelling, bruising is a relatively normal side-effect of cosmetic surgery and disappears while the body heals. Checkout healthdirect.gov.au for more information.

Before a patient leaves our facility, a patient may obtain some advice on their aftercare, which could include the use of some drugs as well as wound care. When in doubt about your aftercare, we always advise patients to contact Dr Mark Duncan-Smith of CosmedicWest or call us at (08) 9228 2188 for further information.

 

Article References:

van der Lei, Berend M.D., Ph.D.; Cromheecke, Michel M.D., Ph.D.; Hofer, Stefan O. P. M.D., Ph.D. Face Lift with Suspension Sutures, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: February 2008 – Volume 121 – Issue 2 – p 677-679 doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000298524.57044.fa https://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Fulltext/2008/02000/Face_Lift_with_Suspension_Sutures__Reply.46.aspx

Hudson, Donald A. FRCS, MMed*† An Analysis of Unsolved Problems of Face-lift Procedures, Annals of Plastic Surgery: August 2010 – Volume 65 – Issue 2 – p 266-269 doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181c2a7bb https://journals.lww.com/annalsplasticsurgery/Fulltext/2010/08000/An_Analysis_of_Unsolved_Problems_of_Face_lift.32.aspx

Hetter, Gregory P. M.D.; S, M. An Examination of the Phenol–Croton Oil Peel: Part IV. Face Peel Results with Different Concentrations of Phenol and Croton Oil, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: March 2000 – Volume 105 – Issue 3 – p 1061-1083 https://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Fulltext/2000/03000/An_Examination_of_the_Phenol_Croton_Oil_Peel__Part.35.aspx

 

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