The progression of time causes our bodies to go through many different changes. Many of these changes take form in the development of loose, saggy skin and weakened muscles in the facial region. In order to address these cosmetic issues, cosmetic procedures like the mini facelift are useful options. Dr. Demetri proudly provides the mini facelift to patients who want to turn back the hands of time and achieve a more youthful facial appearance. A mini facelift is a cosmetic procedure involving incisions to remove and pull up the sagging skin on your face.
A mini facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that is designed to improve the lower region of the face. By focusing on the lower half of the face, the primary goal of the procedure is to help correct the sagging skin around the neck and jawline. It is a surgical procedure in which the SMAS facial muscle is suspended to give the patient a refreshed look. It is also known as ‘S-lift,’ ‘weekend facelift,’ or ‘lunchtime facelift.’
Before undergoing a mini facelift procedure, you will first need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Demetri. During the consultation, he will evaluate your facial structure and discuss your medical history to determine if a mini facelift is right for you. Your bone structure, skin type, and texture of your skin will be assessed. Using this information, he will develop a customized surgical plan to address your specific aesthetic needs.
You will also be provided with pre-surgical instructions that you will need to adhere to in order to achieve the best results and reduce the chance of risks. These instructions will require you to stop smoking, drinking, and taking certain medications a few weeks before and after the procedure.
A mini facelift is an excellent option for men and women who have excess, saggy skin that resides primarily in the lower region of the face. Patients looking to undergo the procedure should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations.
A mini facelift is performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home the same day the surgery takes place. To begin, Dr. Demetri will begin by administering an anesthetic to the treatment area. Once it has taken effect, he will make a small incision from your hairline to behind your ears. The incision around the ears will be ‘S’-shaped.
Through these incisions, he will gain access to the underlying tissue and muscle structures. Next, he will raise the SMAS muscle and remove excess skin. After the excess tissue has been removed, he will lift and pull the remaining tissue to create a tighter appearance and close the incisions.
Full recovery from the procedure takes a few weeks. You will be sent home the same day, with post-operative dressing on your stitches and possible drains. You can expect some swelling, bruising, and general discomfort in the treatment area, but this is temporary and will subside. As you heal, the final results of the procedure will become more apparent. Patients can expect a slimmer, well-contoured facial profile that appears more youthful.
If you have any questions about the mini facelift and the results you can achieve from this procedure, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule an informative consultation with Dr. Demetri today.
Depending on your aesthetic goals, Dr. Demetri might recommend a full facelift or pairing a mini facelift procedure with other facial rejuvenation techniques such as Laser Skin Resurfacing, to maximize your results.
If you are looking for a non-surgical Facelift option, Dr. Demetri does offer Facetite as well.
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