Did you know that most signs of aging happen in the lower portion of the face? Fortunately, you do not need a full facelift to look younger. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers mini facelifts for men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Smyrna, Midtown, and Gainesville.
What is a Mini Facelift?
The most popular type of facelift surgery involves correcting problems in the lower portion of the face. Known as a “mini facelift,” this surgery helps with sagging skin along the jawline and chin as well as lines and creases around the nose and mouth. Men and women in the Atlanta area choose this type of facelift because it can greatly reduce common problems that make them look older and tired.
Benefits of a Mini Facelift
Mini facelifts offer many advantages, such as:
- Discrete scarring around the ears and in the hairline
- Anti-aging option for patients who do not need the more extensive full facelift
- Improved definition of the chin and jawline
- Addresses prominent lines and creases around the nose and mouth
- Less downtime and recovery compared to a full facelift
- Can be combined with dermal fillers and injectables to rejuvenate the entire face
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift may be right for you if you have:
- Fat along your jawline and around the chin
- Lines and creases in the mouth and nose area
- No other prominent signs of aging in other areas of the face
What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Mini Facelift?
Although mini facelifts are the most common type of facelift, the outcome of the surgery is greatly dependent on the experience of your plastic surgeon. For this reason, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Brothers. He explains how a mini facelift will benefit you, and he openly shares the limitations of the procedure.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Mini Facelift?
General anesthesia is used for a mini facelift. Dr. Brothers makes an incision next to each ear. The incision begins at your earlobe and extends up to the hairline and around the back of the ear. The skin and underlying muscles are pulled tight, but not to an extent where you look unnatural. He then removes the excess soft tissue and closes the sutures.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift takes three to four hours.
What to Expect After a Mini Facelift
Many people use the phrase “weekend lift” when describing a mini facelift. Recovery from the procedure, though, takes more than three days. You will be off work for at least one week, and it can take a month or longer for the swelling, bruising and tenderness to resolve.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Mini Facelift?
You will have scars, but they will be in the natural contours around your ears. People will not be able to see the scars unless you show them where the scars are located.
When Will I See Results?
Within the first week, you will see the initial results of your mini facelift, but you will have some swelling. Full results can take a few months.
How Long Will the Results of a Mini Facelift Last?
A mini facelift addresses the most common signs of aging, but the aging process will continue. When performed by Dr. Brothers, a mini facelift helps you look younger for many years.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Mini Facelift Results
Dr. Brothers may recommend dermal fillers and injectables, such as Botox®, to correct lines and wrinkles in the upper portion of your face.
How Much Does a Mini Facelift Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of a mini facelift varies by patient. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
If you want to look younger but do not want a facelift, a mini facelift may be an option. At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer mini facelift surgery, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Smyrna, Midtown, and Gainesville. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!