Are you considering rejuvenating your face, and want to look refreshed and younger? Not completely sold on having an invasive surgery to get the results you want? It may be time to consider a mini facelift.
A mini facelift is often a preferred procedure over the traditional facelift. There are many benefits to undertaking a mini facelift, such as:
The procedure involves the surgeon making a small incision along the hairline and in front of the ears. Using non-absorbable stitches, the fibrous tissues under the skin are then tightened. Any sagging tissue is lifted attached to the temple with structures.
A mini facelift is performed under a local anaesthetic and is done on an outpatient basis. The surgery takes roughly two hours to complete, while a traditional facelift will take about five hours.
The main thing people want to know about a mini facelift is what results will you be able to achieve? The mini facelift will be able to:
Sometimes patients will want an outcome that is unable to be achieved through having a mini facelift. A mini facelift will not be able to help with:
The mini facelift is an appropriate procedure for people with sagging skin in the mid-face and on the cheeks and is generally for people aged between 40 and 60. Those who have undergone a drastic weight loss and have jowling and sagging skin are also suitable candidates for this procedure.
As with every surgical procedure, there is the possibility of side effects. Those who have a mini facelift may notice some bruising, especially around the eyes. If you are susceptible to fluid retention, you may notice persistent swelling for a few months following the procedure. Rare complications can include haematoma, infection, delayed wound healing and skin discolouration.
Interested in a mini facelift or a full facelift? Contact us today if you have any more questions or would like to book a consultation.