A mini facelift is a very common procedure that tightens minor sagging around the lower cheeks, jawline, and neck. Less extensive than a full facelift, a mini facelift does not treat the area around the cheekbones. The procedure uses shorter incisions than a full facelift and requires less downtime. At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, the mini facelift is commonly performed on men and women residing in Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and nearby communities in Central Florida.
The mini facelift may be more suitable for some patients who want to address such problems as excess skin in the lower part of the face, the formation of jowls and other bulges along the jawline, and sagging skin in the chin and neck. This procedure may be recommended for patients who do not require much correction in the mid and upper facial region. The mini facelift may also be combined with other procedures such as liposuction to target specific problems and produce a more defined facial contour. The mini facelift offers advantages over a regular facelift, such as limited incisions and a shorter recovery period, with less scarring, bruising, and swelling.
The mini facelift is ideal for younger patients who want to treat specific problems with prematurely sagging skin in the lower facial region. The mini facelift may also be recommended for patients who have had a facelift in the past but require a follow-up procedure after some years.
The mini facelift is an outpatient procedure that may be performed with general anesthesia. In some cases, local anesthesia may be used, as well as a topical anesthetic. The results of a mini facelift last between five and 10 years in most patients, depending on such factors as exposure to sunlight and environmental pollutants, hereditary conditions, age, and lifestyle.
You may experience mild discomfort such as soreness, bruising, redness, swelling, and a temporary numb sensation in the skin immediately following the procedure, but these symptoms subside naturally in a few days to weeks. Most patients are able to return home immediately after the procedure and resume light office work and non-strenuous activities within a week, with a gradual return to normal physical and social activities shortly afterward.
The price of a mini facelift will vary according to the extent of your surgery and any other procedures you may choose to combine with it. Health insurance normally does not cover this procedure, but our office provides easy financing options and accepts cash, major credit cards, and personal checks to help patients manage the expenses.
At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, Dr. Novo and Dr. Saluja provide the latest and most advanced techniques in cosmetic procedures such as the mini facelift for residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and neighboring communities in Central Florida. Contact us now!
Dr. Gasgarth is the most professional, knowledgeable, caring, and down to earth doctor I know. Her team is very professional and caring also.
Dr. Novo is phenomenal. Her staff is super friendly! I am very happy with the surgical procedure I had done, and would definitely recommend her.
Dr. Novo not only heals the outside but also heals the inner you!!
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