A mini facelift is often an excellent option for 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 at my Roanoke, VA plastic surgery practice 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:
- Elevates and tightens the jowls
- More defined jawline
- Minor improvement of the nasolabial folds
- Shorter recovery and downtime
- Patients can often return to work the next day
- Inconspicuous scarring
- Natural-looking results
- Results generally last 3 to 5 years
- Extremely high patient satisfaction
Does a Mini Facelift Address the Neck?
Although a mini facelift tightens and lifts the jowls, which can make the neck look more defined, it does not remove or tighten skin on the neck. You can read more about what a mini facelift does, what recovery is like, and how much a mini facelift costs in our related blog post.
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.
Updated March 2021. Originally published March 2016.