David O. Smith MD, F.A.C.S  |  6545 France Ave. S, #505  |  Edina, MN 55435  |   Call Today: 952.922.0895

What Is A Mini Facelift?

Dr. Smith knows that many of his Minnesota clients have heard of a facelift before, and some come into his office hoping that it can make them look years younger. However, not many people realize that a mini facelift might be a better fit for them. If you have no idea how a facelift could be “mini”, you certainly are not alone. Today we are going to give you a closer look at the mini facelift and how it differs from a traditional, full facelift.   

What Is A Mini Facelift?

The mini facelift at the Smith Plastic Surgery Center is a surgical procedure to tighten and lift the skin on the lower face. It is a great alternative to a full facelift as it only address signs of aging on the lower half of the face. The reason why only focusing on the lower face is great because most often our Minnesota clients start to notice wrinkles and sagging skin around the mouth, cheeks, and nose, but do not yet require a full facelift. At the Smith Plastic Surgery Center, the mini facelift is a less invasive procedure to smooth the face than a full facelift. This means a quicker recovery and less noticeable scarring.

The Mini Facelift Procedure

Since the mini facelift is a less invasive procedure, it can be performed under local anesthesia to help you be comfortable throughout. Then Dr. Smith will create incisions around the ear area. Pulling the skin towards the ears, Dr. Smith will smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. During this procedure, excess tissue will be removed as well and the skin to be sutured to hold.

Mini facelifts at Smith Plastic Surgery take about two to three hours total. Most of our clients take about a week off of work, but this can depend on our client’s occupations and comfort level during the recovery process. You will be given a compression garment to wear after your procedure to reduce swelling after the procedure.

Benefits of a Mini Facelift

Our team at Smith Plastic Surgery love helping our Minnesota clients find a procedure that can improve their confidence. If you are on the fence about a mini facelift, it may be time to consider some of the many benefits:

  • Less visible scarring: Having the incisions around the face and in the hairline means that the scarring is hardly noticeable for many of our clients.
  • Less extensive surgery than a facelift: This means the recovery is easier for some. Bruising, swelling, redness, and soreness are often less with a mini facelift.
  • Improve your specific concerns: For our clients whose aging appears on the lower face and neck, the mini facelift is a better tailored procedure for their needs.
  • Youthful confidence: By defining the chin, smoothing the skin, and reducing the signs of aging, many of our clients has a renewed confidence to hold their head high.

Enjoy the Benefits of a Mini Facelift in Edina

If you are interested in a mini facelift at the Smith Plastic Surgery Center here in Edina, Minnesota, please don’t hesitate to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Smith today.