what is a Mini Facelift?
Nonsurgical treatments and over-the-counter remedies may provide us with the skin tightening results we need in our 30s. However, as we age and the effects cause a loss of skin laxity, we may notice the gradual increase of wrinkles despite our best efforts. A mini facelift at DeRosa Center Facial Aesthetics is an excellent option for a patient that needs a bit of rejuvenation but isn't quite ready for a full facelift. Our Boston, MA team, led by Dr. Jaimie DeRosa, specializes in mini facelifts and utilizes minimally invasive techniques so you can return to your life refreshed without weeks spent in recovery. Our customized treatment plans may also incorporate the use of dermal fillers or wrinkle relaxers to further amplify your results. Contact our team to schedule your consultation.
What Are The Benefits Of A Mini Facelift?
General anesthesia is not required (you don’t have to be put to sleep)
Results can be dramatic
Recovery time is shorter
Less expensive than more invasive procedures
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am i a candidate for A Mini Facelift?
Ideal candidates for a mini facelift are healthy individuals over the age of 40 who have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery. You may also be a candidate if you wish to:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines in the cheeks
- Improve the look of deep lines and wrinkles of the nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Elevate sagging jowls and improve the jawline
- Round out a facial profile that has turned more square
- Replace fat or volume back into the cheeks
how does a mini facelift work?
Your mini facelift will be performed using general or IV sedation anesthesia (twilight sleep). Once you are resting comfortably, the skin around the front and back of the ears will be numbed with a fast-acting and long-lasting numbing medication that is known as lidocaine. When the lidocaine is in full effect, we will surgically lift the outer skin, as well as the underlying muscles called the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) and fat tissues. The outer skin, muscles, and tissues are pulled upward and sutured closed. This technique is what provides you with long-lasting results. Skin stretches easily and skin-only facelifts do not last as long. Your procedure will take around two hours to complete.
how long is recovery from a mini facelift?
After your mini facelift, you should expect minor swelling, bruising, redness, sensitivity, and temporary loss of sensation and/or tightness in the lower face area. These temporary symptoms can be eased with over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen. Most patients feel well enough to return to their daily lives 1 – 2 weeks post-procedure. Dr. DeRosa may recommend avoiding strenuous activities for up to three weeks. 10 – 14 days after your surgery, you will return for the removal of sutures at which time we will assess your results. While it may take several months to fully heal, you will see the results very quickly.
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How much does a mini facelift cost?
The cost of your mini facelift could vary according to many variables, including your aesthetic goals and what all your treatment plan entails.
How long will a mini facelift last?
Because lift procedures do not affect the aging process, the results of your mini facelift cannot be considered permanent. However, if you take care of your skin and live a healthy lifestyle, your results should last a very long time.
What is the difference between oral sedation and general anesthesia?
Many of our surgeries are performed in-office using oral sedation instead of general anesthesia. Those who elect for oral sedation will be given Valium to help them relax prior to the beginning of the procedure. Once the patient is relaxed, they will be injected with a long-acting medication called lidocaine that prevents pain. It is important to understand that the injections themselves may cause some minor discomfort (like a pinch).
Can I expect my face to be completely lifted after a mini facelift?
The goal of our mini facelift procedure is to provide you with natural and safe results. We never promise the perfect elevation of your skin with a mini facelift as we do not want your results to appear overly done.
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rejuvenate your looks with a mini facelift
If you are ready to reverse the effects of aging, call DeRosa Center Facial Aesthetics in Boston, MA to schedule a mini facelift consultation. This simple procedure can elevate and amplify your appearance and help you look rested and youthful. Our team has highly skilled double board-certified plastic surgeons who have helped countless patients attain younger, natural-looking results. Contact us today to schedule your visit.
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