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In-Office Facelift – Your Questions Answered

What is an In-Office Facelift?

The In-Office Facelift (also known as a “mini-facelift”) is a facelift that can be performed in our office under local anesthesia in about one to two hours.  It can help reverse the effects of age, gravity, and/or weight loss by removing excess skin in the face and neck and tighten the deeper facial muscle structures to give a more youthful but natural appearance. Laser resurfacing is often performed in conjunction with this procedure.

How Does an In-Office Facelift Compare to a Traditional Facelift?

While a traditional facelift is done in the operating room under general anesthesia and takes about three to four hours, the In-Office Facelift allows for less recovery time, less expense, and more flexibility while giving fantastic results in a safe and controlled environment. Both the “mini-facelift” and the traditional face lift have incisions made in similar areas and both give great improvement in skin laxity and facial tone. View before and after photos of the In-Office Facelift recently posted in the photo gallery section.

What are the Typical Results that I Can Expect?

Results vary from person to person; however, a more defined face, neck, and jaw line will be created which will give you a more youthful and rested appearance. Firmer, smoother skin along with a decrease in deep wrinkles can be expected after the swelling goes down. During your consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga, you will receive realistic expectations of your personal final outcome, as well as  instructions on how to prepare for your post-op recovery.

Am I a Good Candidate for the In-Office Facelift?

Not all patients are candidates for this procedure. Dr. Janiga will determine if you are an appropriate candidate during your personal consultation; contact us today to schedule your clinical evaluation. In addition to your clinical evaluation we can use our 3D imaging system to simulate your post-surgical outcome.


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