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
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"I had the most amazing experience with dr derosa for my rhinoplasty. She is the nicest, most caring doctor I have ever met! Everything was seamless, no issues and the surgery went great. My nose fits my face perfectly and I still look just like me! I am only a month out and love my results. I cannot recommend her enough!"- C.B. / Google / May 14, 2021
"When I was 18 years old I broke my nose. I never did anything about it at the time Because it never really look that bad. As I got older it started looking worse to me my bridge looked really flat and it seem like the bones were wider possibly just the aging process. When I really noticed was in pictures and it really bothered me and I was constantly trying to contour my nose to make it look narrow. Most people didn't even notice but it really bothered me. I finally decided to get an opinion on what it would entail to fix it. I went to three different plastic surgeons. I finally decided on Jaime DeRosa at the Derosa clinic in Boston. Right away after consulting with her I knew she was the right surgeon. She has such an amazing personality and she is a double certified facial plastic surgeon. I just knew I was in good hands. I had the procedure done yesterday and I am feeling great today I was even able to walk the dogs early this morning at 6:30 AM. Her husband is the anesthesiologist and they both made me feel so relaxed and comfortable before and after the procedure. I couldn't have asked for a better pair!"- NC / Other / Apr 02, 2021
"As a mom of 3 little kids, my face was starting to look tired and I was noticing wrinkles starting to appear. After a consultation with Nicole, I decided the IPL laser was the best choice for me. I could not be happier with my results! My face looks years younger and my skin tone is much more even. Nicole and Steven were both extremely knowledgeable and realistic, which I appreciated. Will absolutely be recommending this office to all of my friends!"- D.H. / Google / Jan 19, 2021
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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