When considering facelift options, your cosmetic surgeon may recommend a procedure known as a mini facelift. Not everyone who seeks a facelift procedure needs the full surgery. Depending upon your needs, a mini facelift may be the best option.
A facelift procedure targets the areas of the face around and below the cheeks, including the neck. It lifts and tightens the skin to combat the common signs of aging like sagging and wrinkles. A full facelift procedure is best suited for patients 50 and up with more pronounced signs of aging.
For younger patients, or those with fewer signs of aging, a mini lift may be more suitable. A mini facelift is a less invasive version of a full facelift. It involves a smaller incision and focuses on the lower part of the face- mainly the neck and jowls. Because the mini version is less invasive, it requires a smaller incision and has a quicker recovery time than a full facelift. A mini comes with less risks than a full facelift and is an option for those who may not need a full facelift procedure.
Despite only targeting the bottom quarter of the face, a mini lift can significantly improve facial appearance and profile. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos.