Mini Facelift

Mini Facelift in WestlakeHave you started to notice your jawline losing definition and light wrinkles settling on your lower face? Aging, genetics, and sun damage can make your face look older than you feel on the inside, but fortunately you have cosmetic options to improve the way you look. One popular option is mini facelift, a modified version of traditional (or full) facelift that reverses signs of aging on your lower face. At Raj Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joyesh Raj is pleased to offer this less invasive surgery for patients who have started to develop visible signs of aging.

Benefits of Mini Facelift

  • Rejuvenates appearance.
  • Diminishes mild to moderate lines and wrinkles on the lower face.
  • Tightens sagging skin (jowls) around the chin and jawline.
  • Requires less surgical and recovery time than full facelift surgery.

Candidates for Mini Facelift

Mini Facelift surgery in Westlake

You may be a good candidate for mini facelift if you have early signs of aging on your face that you would like to treat with a cosmetic procedure. If signs of aging are more significant or have extended to your neck, you may be a better candidate for full facelift.

Dr. Raj can assess your candidacy during a consultation and offer his advice about what procedure will best achieve your specific cosmetic goals. You should be a non-smoker who is in good health to undergo elective surgery. You should also set reasonable expectations about what mini facelift can achieve since a more invasive procedure may be necessary to transform your face more thoroughly.

How Mini Facelift Is Different from Traditional Facelift Surgery?

The word mini refers to “minimal incision.” With this approach, Dr. Raj can create just two hidden scars to rejuvenate the lower face. The main focus of mini facelift is jowl reduction, which is achieved by lifting and tightening the underlying tissue and musculature rather than tightening the skin itself. Traditional facelift typically includes work on the neck to achieve sleek neck contours that come with age.

Mini Facelift Recovery and Results

After your procedure, you should return home to rest and relax, taking prescribed pain medication to relieve any discomfort as necessary.

Because this procedure features fewer and smaller incisions, you should experience less swelling, bruising, and bleeding. Often patients feel and look well enough to resume their normal activities, including work, after about one week. Makeup can help to conceal any lingering signs of bruising.

Mini facelift reverses signs of aging, but it does not stop the aging process altogether. While you can expect to enjoy your tighter jawline for several years, eventually drooping fat and sagging skin will appear again. Later, you may decide to have full facelift to rejuvenate your face once again. 

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for mini facelift (or an alternative facial rejuvenation surgery) is to meet directly with a talented, experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Raj is one of Westlake and Cleveland’s most accomplished plastic surgeons. You can explore his before-and-after photo gallery to see the high quality of his facial work. Please call Raj Plastic Surgery at 440-808-8030 today.

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