In many cases, localized regions on the face where early signs of sagging, wrinkling and creasing occur can be treated without the need for a full-blown traditional facelift. A mini facelift, also known as a limited incision facelift, utilizes the latest in plastic surgery technology to create smoother, more appealing facial skin without the need for complete skin repositioning. This means less recovery time after the procedure is completed and less at-home care on the part of the patient.
Versus a Traditional Facelift
Just because the skin is beginning to droop in certain areas doesn’t mean that a complete facial skin repositioning procedure is necessary. A mini facelift is far less dramatic in terms of the amount of skin that is pulled upward or stretched taut. We often suggest this procedure when the problem is minimal sagging or folding of the skin. Fewer incisions are involved, and special tools are used to make the necessary alterations.
The Ideal Candidate
Mature adults concerned about the early changes to the facial skin due to the aging process are prime candidates. In certain cases, a mini facelift can accomplish the same thing as a traditional lift, and the good news is that the procedure is much simpler. The downtime after the surgery is usually significantly less than what it would be with a traditional facelift.
What to Expect
Each mini facelift procedure is tailored to meet the wants and needs of the client. Dr. Scott, our talented, board-certified plastic surgeon at The Plastic Surgery Center, knows just what to do to make changes that are dramatic yet subtle. During a consultation at our office, he can assess your facial features and come up with a customized procedure that aims to rejuvenate your appearance. The exact techniques used during the mini facelift procedure vary depending on the situation.
Get Great Results with Minimal Surgery and Downtime
If you are starting to show the early signs of aging in certain regions of your face, this might be the procedure you’ve been looking for. A mini facelift is a relatively simple procedure, but the results can be quite pleasing and long-lasting. Make an appointment at The Plastic Surgery Center to discuss your treatment options and to learn more about how a mini facelift can bring about a more youthful facial appearance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Bradenton or Sarasota.