One of the most effective surgical options for rejuvenating the face as you age is the facelift. However, not all facelift procedures are the same. There are deep-plane facelifts, complete facelifts and what is referred to as a “mini-facelift.” If you are noticing deeper lines and sagging skin on your face, you may be wondering if a facelift may be the right option for you. For many, the mini-facelift is a good first choice when considering age-reduction surgery.
What Is a Mini-Facelift?
There is not a standard procedure that is called a mini-facelift. Each plastic surgeon may have their own version of this surgery, but there are some similarities. A complete facelift is used to reduce sagging around the jowls, nasolabial folds, midface and the neck. A mini-facelift is targeted on the midface for younger patients and does not usually include a neck lift like a complete facelift.
So, is a mini-facelift a good fit for you? If you are just noticing a slight sagging of the jowls, noticeable nasolabial folds and looser skin, but your neck has not begun to show the deep signs of aging, a mini-facelift might be a good choice. This procedure can lift sagging skin and tissue to smooth lines and give your face a more youthful appearance.
If you are considering a facelift procedure, choose a facial plastic surgeon that uses the deep plane technique. This type of facelift, whether mini or complete, elevates both the skin and superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) for a more natural look and longer lasting results. Choosing the right surgeon is as important as choosing the right procedure to give you a more youthful appearance.
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Sanaz Harirchian, M.D.
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Spring Valley Village, TX 77055
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