Many of our patients are looking for an anti-aging procedure that can dramatically improve their appearance that is more cost-effective and has less downtime. After doing a consultation, I often direct them to the mini facelift or â€śweekend faceliftâ€ť as itâ€™s been dubbed.
Here is everything you need to know about the mini facelift procedure.
What is a Mini Facelift?
The mini facelift, is performed in the office under local anesthesia on the lower half of the face. The incision is made like a traditional facelift incision in front and behind the ear and stitches are usually in place for 7-10 days.
As the procedure and technique has progressed over time, we have been able to combine this procedure with in office fat grafting, neck lift, or in office upper lid blepharoplasty/eyelift.
Who is a good candidate?
This procedure is great for patients with laxity on the lower half of the face, jowls, laxity in the neck, or those patients that just want a refreshed look. ItÂ will reduce the sagging appearance of face and neck features, diminish deep creases on the face and neck, and create a more defined jaw and neckline.
How long does itÂ take? How long is recovery time?
ItÂ takes approximately two hours to perform in the office. When the in office facelift is combined with one of the other procedures, it takes longer, approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Patients do very well with the local anesthesia that I perform and most are back to work within one week. There is some bruising associated with the procedure and mild to moderate discomfort.
What do theÂ results look like?
See for yourself! Below are some before and afters from some of our Reno mini facelift patients at Janiga MDs. You can see all the mini facelift photos here.
If you are interested in getting a Reno mini facelift, call us anytime for a consultation in our Damonte Ranch plastic surgery office.
~ Dr. Timothy Janiga