A mini facelift can often be an excellent option for Roanoke-area women and men who are interested in facial rejuvenation but do not desire the degree of correction and/or interruption of daily life typically associated with standard facelift surgery. Designed to address minor to moderate signs of aging in the lower face, a mini facelift can be a great way to help patients maintain a youthful appearance and age gracefully.
What Are the Benefits of a Mini Facelift?
Key benefits of the mini facelift can include:
- Elevation/tightening of the jowls for a more defined jawline
- Minor improvement of the nasolabial folds
- Limited recovery/downtime (patients can often return to work the next day)
- Inconspicuous scarring (less than that of standard facelift surgery)
- Natural-looking results that generally last three to five years
- An extremely high patient satisfaction rate
How Does a Mini Facelift Differ from a Full Facelift?
It is important to note that a mini facelift minimally lifts and/or smooths skin in the jowl region. As a result, patients whose aesthetic concerns pertain to both the face and the neck may benefit more from a standard facelift.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mini Facelift?
Men and women with moderate signs of aging are most satisfied with the procedure. Many mini facelift patients tend to be younger in age, hoping to maintain a youthful look rather than extensively rejuvenating their faces. Some of our older facelift patients from the Lynchburg, Blacksburg, and Charlottesville area are also excellent candidates for a mini facelift, if they want to address their jowl area only. You can see the results our patients enjoy by viewing our before-and-after photo gallery.
The most appropriate treatment for your unique needs and goals can be determined during a consultation with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who offers both techniques. Contact us online or call us at (540) 776-1600 to schedule a consultation.