Mini Facelift Surgery
Those who have only slight sagging of the jowls and mild lines around the lower face and upper neck area may be good candidates for mini facelift surgery. Patients in their 30s to 50s with only mild signs of aging may choose this option to temporarily stop the aging process before it proceeds further. Dr. Erez Dayan at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV, offers mini facelift surgery for smaller corrections and a faster recovery.
What is a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift is a less invasive, short-scar procedure that requires less access to your underlying facial tissues. Incisions are typically hidden in front of the ear, where Dr. Dayan lifts the tissue and small muscles under the skin, removing any excess and reshaping the contours of the jaws. This facial cosmetic procedure also can include liposculpture, in which Dr. Dayan removes and redistributes fatty tissue for further smoothing and facial contouring.
Recovery from a mini facelift is much quicker due to the smaller incisions and fewer adjustments needed underneath the skin. Patients are under general anesthesia and return home with a surgical dressing the same day. The dressing can be removed in 24 hours, and you will return to allow Dr. Dayan to remove stitches in 7-10 days. Some post-operative swelling is normal, but not as much as with a traditional facelift.
You should see complete results and an absence of swelling in 4-6 weeks, and many patients can return to work and normal activities in 2-3 weeks. Dr. Dayan will provide specific instructions for aftercare and post-operative activities, as well as personal follow-up care to ensure your complete and satisfactory recovery.
If you have some beginning signs of aging on your face and feel too young to begin looking old, contact Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV, for a mini facelift surgical consultation with Dr. Erez Dayan.