What is a mini facelift?

A mini facelift is a smaller-scale version of the traditional facelift. In this procedure, a plastic surgeon makes a small incision around your hairline to lift the lower part of your face. Although the effects are not as notable as those seen in a traditional facelift, a mini facelift is an effective way to mask the aging effects on the face.

What can you expect from a mini facelift?

Before your facelift, you will have a candid discussion with your plastic surgeon. He or she will take your medical history and consider things like your skin condition, general health, scarring tendency, and other factors. Some pictures may also be taken so your surgeon can study your face before the procedure.

After your facelift procedure, you will most likely have stitches and dressings. You will need to go back to your doctor after a few days to have them removed. Recovery time after a mini facelift procedure depends on the condition of your skin, age, and general health. On average, you can take about two weeks to recover.

So, what makes mini facelifts so great?

No general anesthesia

Many people are afraid of “going under.” In addition, people who receive general anesthesia take longer to recover from general anesthesia and have to be driven to and from the clinic.

A mini facelift can be done under local anesthesia. This means that you get to experience a faster recovery time after surgery. You can even take yourself home, although this is not usually advisable.

Less scarring

Ask anybody their opinion on after-surgery effects, and the first thing they’ll mention is usually scarring. Compared to a full facelift, a mini facelift takes a less aggressive approach to facial rejuvenation. The procedure uses shorter incisions, which result in less scarring.

The incisions made during a mini facelift are hidden in your hairline, within the natural contours of your face, and the curves of your ears. That being said, you shouldn’t get confused into thinking that full facelifts result in a lot of scaring. On the contrary, when performed by experienced surgeons such as Dr. Bohley, the scars are not visible.

Amazing results

Just because a mini facelift is less invasive doesn’t mean that its results are not notable. In truth, a mini facelift can restore a natural, youthful look to an aging face.

A mini facelift can also be combined with injectables to mask mild signs of aging. Dermal fillers and Botox can smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. They also provide an extra lift to areas that are starting to droop. Combining the two could, therefore, give you better, longer-lasting results.

Schedule a Mini Facelift Consultation

A mini facelift could be the thing you need to restore your natural youthful beauty. Apart from being less invasive and less painful, it is also quite inexpensive.

If you are interested in getting a mini facelift, schedule your consultation with Portland-based plastic surgeon Dr. Micheal F. Bohley. Dr. Bohley, who is a double certified plastic surgeon, has many years of experience in the field and also does other forms of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.