If you are just starting to have the beginning of jowls or droopy skin along the jaw line and neck, a Mini Lift might be the perfect option for you. It is less invasive than a full face and has less downtime.
A Mini Lift (or Mini Facelift), is sometimes called a Weekend Lift, S-Lift, Lunchtime Lift or Quick Lift. It is a less invasive surgical option for addressing the sagging skin of the lower face and neck. By using small incisions, the Mini Lift tightens as well as lifts the tissues of the jawline, lower face and neck. Depending on each patient’s need, it can sometimes be performed under light sedation, without the need for general anesthesia.
While both the Mini Lift and a facelift address the jowls and lower face, people who have more extensive skin laxity, typically require a facelift. The Mini Lift is less invasive (and more affordable) than a full facelift. The recovery time for a Mini Lift is two-weeks; a facelift has a three-week downtime and is performed under general anesthesia. Keep in mind, the Mini Lift rejuvenates the lower face and neck only. If your areas that bother you are the forehead and cheek area, a facelift and or forehead lift would be required. The doctor will review all of the options with you and create a surgical plan tailored just for you.
The ideal candidate for a Mini Lift is a man or woman who is in good health, who is bothered by the sagging skin of the lower face and neck and would like a rejuvenated appearance. Typical patients are in their mid-30’s to mid-50’s.
If you feel like your lower face and neck make you look older, run-down or tired, or aged beyond your years, a Mini Lift might just be the right procedure for you, look older, give our office, our surgeons are experts in a subtle, natural look.