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
"Excellent care , especially the follow up care"- L.S. / Google / Mar 01, 2020
"I am a female in my 20’s, and since I was 12 years old, I KNEW I wanted to change my nose. I currently live in Boston and met with an array of plastic surgeons in the area to discuss my goals. Dr.DeRosa and her staff are the best, and here is why: • Everyone is very professional. I have very high anxiety in general, and everyone in the office dealt with that in a professional way, especially when it came to changing dates due to Covid – 19. Sarah, once of the office managers, handled my anxiety and pestering in a very professional manner. • Dr.DeRosa always has a big smile on her face, has a lot of energy and is very welcoming. My family is far away from me in other states and countries, and that added a lot of anxiety during the operation. Everyone in the room handled things well and calmed me down as I was having a hard time dealing with how I felt ( when you enter the operation room, it gets REAL). I never had any kind of surgery before, I went into the room without experience, but with lots of support from the staff. • The anesthesiologist and the nurse working with me were awesome. • Dr.DeRosa is not after you money – I mentioned my interest in another procedure (in addition to Rhinoplasty), and she told me to hold off until my face is 100% healed to make that decision. • The clinic space itself is very clean and well put together. • The experience is private – so if you are worried about these things – don’t be. • Even though the cast is not off yet, I can see the new shape of my nose ( even though it is somewhat swollen), and it looks fabulous. Dr.DeRosa and I talked about my goals, and she identified several areas of improvement for my nose vs. just giving me a “once size fits most” recommendation. For those of you that want to know this, yes, Rhinoplasty is somewhat painful. Yes, there will be swelling and a couple of sleepless nights. Everyone is different, I saw MAJOR improvement on day four. Dr.DeRosa checks in on her patients regularly, and is open to phone calls/emails you may have during your recovery. She checked up on me a day after my surgery, then couple of days later I called the office with a question, I got a phone call back a couple hours later (once Dr.DeRosa was finished with a surgery), and all my questions got answered. Our check ins did not seem rushed – she took the time to ensure I felt good and got the information I need. Very thankful for my experience. 😊"- C.A. / Google / Jul 08, 2020
"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
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.
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