About Mini Facelifts
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 Clinic 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.
"Jaimie, Thank you so much for inviting me to the DeRosa Clinic. It was truly the BEST facial I have ever received. I also felt so welcomed by you and your team. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. I look forward to the next time I will get to see you! I am so inspired by what you have created and I look forward to celebrating your success as you expand your business! Wishing you have the happiest holiday season! With love,"- Anonymous / Office Visit / Sep 14, 2018
"My experience at DeRosa clinic was excellent, the staff was very accommodating and caring. I consider my face surgery to be life changing. Dr DeRosa is by far one of the best caring professional surgeons I came across. It a great feeling to be able to trust your face knowing that the results will be amazing. And my results are speak for themselves, people think I am 15 years younger:)"- A.L. / Google / Mar 11, 2020
"After a horrific experience from a previous plastic surgery, I cannot say enough about how different this experience was. To have a doctor explain the procedure, what would be necessary to correct the issues from the previous surgery, as well as her ability to fix what the previous doctor had done (which left me disfigured and insecure in my appearance) is something I cannot put into words. Her energy and upbeat attitude are so important to the experience. You leave feeling that you are more than just a patient, which translates to a better recovery and overall experience. I am so grateful to have found Dr. DeRosa."- K.G. / Google / Mar 10, 2020
"I went today for a consultation with Doc Derosa and was pleasantly surprised. Doctor Derosa talked me through what I wanted and suggested that I go a less invasive route on account of my skin and how it would take the treatment I originally wanted. She could not have been any more honest or friendly!! I am going back in two weeks to see the esthetician :o) I didn't catch the lady at the front desk's name, but she was also super friendly and professional!!"- A.B. / Yelp / Mar 05, 2020
"DeRosa is by far the best place in Boston to get a facial in my experience. The space on Newbury is clean and relaxing, and everyone is incredibly welcoming. Steven's attention to detail and knowledge of skincare is unmatched - the 60 minute facial is worth every penny. I have and will continue to recommend him to all of my friends!"- M.C. / Google / Mar 03, 2020
Can A Mini Facelift Help You?
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
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.
What to Expect
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Plan Your Procedure
Amplify and Elevate
If you are ready to reverse the effects of aging, call DeRosa Clinic 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.