A mini-facelift addresses gravitational aging in the midface and lower face. The incisions around the ear are shortened and some surgeons refer to this procedure as a “short scar facelift.” This procedure is ideal for younger patients in their 40s or 50 where gravitational aging is minimal and neck contour is satisfactory.  

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Patient Focus 1

Mini Facelift with Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

*All patients are unique and results may vary

Patient Focus 2

Procedures:  Mini Facelift with upper and lower eyelid rejuvenation (blepharoplasty) 

 *All patients are unique and results may vary

Patient Focus 3

Procedures: Mini Facelift

 *All patients are unique and results may vary

 

Expectations

Length: 3 hours

Anesthesia: General (occasionally local with sedation for smaller procedures)

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain

Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, rare damage to nerves, incomplete improvement

Recovery: Back to work with makeup: 1 week More strenuous activity: 2 weeks

Final Appearance: 1-2 months for swelling to completely resolve

Duration of Results: About 10 years

 

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