If you are in your 40’s or early 50’s and have noticed only early signs of facial aging, yet want to maintain a youthful look, then you may be an ideal candidate for a mini-facelift, or “weekend lift”. This procedure involves fewer incisions and a shorter recovery time than a traditional facelift and is an ideal treatment for patients experiencing minor facial aging in the jowls and jawline. The details of a mini facelift are customized to the unique needs of each individual patient. At the Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Jeff Scott performs mini facelift procedures for patients looking for lasting improvement in facial sagging in the lower face areas.
Are you interested in learning more about the mini facelift procedures offered at the Plastic Surgery Center? Contact our offices in Sarasota and Bradenton for more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott!
WHAT IS A MINI FACELIFT?
Sometimes referred to as a “weekend lift” because of its short recovery time, a mini facelift addresses facial sagging in the lower face areas and involves fewer, smaller incisions than a traditional facelift. This aesthetic medical procedure is an ideal treatment for patients looking to improve the appearance of wrinkles and facial aging along the jawline and in the jowl area.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
A mini facelift procedure typically takes between 3-4 hours. The length of the procedure can vary from patient to patient as each mini facelift is customized to fit each individual patient’s needs.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PERIOD?
You should plan to take at least one week away from work to recover and allow any bruising or swelling associated with the procedure to diminish, and your activity should be limited for the first few days after a mini facelift procedure. We recommend that patients sleep at a slight elevation for the first few days following the procedure to reduce any potential swelling. Sutures are removed approximately six to seven days following the procedure.
HOW LONG WILL THE EFFECTS OF A MINI FACELIFT LAST?
A mini facelift can last for approximately five years. Results may vary from patient to patient depending on the natural aging process and lifestyle.
AM I A CANDIDATE?
A mini facelift is an ideal treatment for patients experiencing early aging changes in the jowl area and above, with minimal changes under the chin. During your initial consultation, Dr. Jeff Scott will review your overall health, specific needs, and desired results, and determine if a mini facelift is the appropriate treatment for you.
Do you want to find out if a mini facelift is the right choice for you? Contact our offices in Bradenton and Sarasota today for further information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott!