Facelift & Mini Facelift in Cleveland, Ohio

Face Procedures

Looking to get the perfect facelift or neck lift in Cleveland Ohio? Laser Skin and Surgery has countless years of experience bringing results that vastly exceed patient expectations. It is important to understand that sagging of the skin on the face is primarily a result of a loss of elasticity, and the effects of gravity pulling down on the facial tissues over time. A facelift helps to correct this facial sagging by lifting the tissues up. Over time, many different versions of the facelift have been developed in an effort to provide better and longer lasting results, albeit with more complications and more prolonged recovery.  Due to unnatural results and complications, the more invasive techniques are now a less popular option. For patients who want natural looking results, safer surgery, and quicker recovery, newer techniques such as the mini-facelift are available with Dr. Renuka Diwan MD, FAAD.

Patient Testimonials

“I’m so very, very pleased with my Neck Lift, performed by the best surgeon and well trained staff! My every need has been attended to, even before I knew there was one. Dr. Diwan and her complete staff work tremendously together! I’m truly fortunate to have had such a wonderful experience!”

“This is the first thank you letter I have ever written to any of my doctors…but due to the perfection of my procedure and the professionalism of your team I need to compliment you all as a group. It was painless, accurate and extremely well done – execution A+. Thank you again – you are at the top of my list for accuracy and support! A happy patient!”

“I had a mini facelift and couldn’t be happier with the results. I felt very confident in picking Dr. Diwan and she exceeded my expectations. Lisa and Celeste at the front desk and her nurses Debbie and Erin were fantastic and I felt well taken care of and can’t thank them enough.”

“I had neck liposuction and jowl lift. Very pleased with the results. Dr. Diwan listened to my concerns and helped me achieve what I was hoping for. I would highly recommend her to anyone.”

“Dr. Diwan has been my aesthetics physician for over 20 years… I underwent a mini-Facelift four weeks ago, and I am ecstatic with my results.”

How is a mini-facelift different from a full facelift? 

We understand that you have many options when trying to find the best mini facelift in Cleveland, OH. Our center is not only very experienced in full facelifts, we have helped countless that are looking to get results they absolutely love, which are less transformative. It is important to understand that a full facelift, as you would expect, delivers the most dramatic results for severe sagging. A full facelift reverses more severe sagging of  the cheeks, marionette folds (folds of skin extending down from the corner of the mouth), jowls , excess fat and skin under the chin, and  looseness of the neck. A full facelift requires a longer incision to achieve more lifting needed to correct more severe sagging, especially of the neck. The incision usually runs from the temple, down the front and behind the ear, and into the hairline behind the ear. An additional incision under the chin is often necessary as well. Full facelifts are needed for  patients with more pronounced signs of aging,  especially severe sagging of the neck. 

A mini-facelift is the right solution for those with less severe sagging, jowls, marionette folds and sagging of the neck, who want longer lasting results and more improvement than what can be achieved with non-surgical options. The procedure can be performed with local anesthetic.  A shorter mini-lift incision is hidden by hair if it extends into the temple, and hidden along the front of the ear. Through these more limited incisions, Dr. Diwan is able to lift and re-support the tissues under the skin, remove unwanted fat if needed, and trim excess skin for a sharper jawline and tighter cheeks and neck.

For a neck lift, incisions are made from the lower ear, wrapping behind the ear, and in the hairline behind the ear.  Mini facelifts are more commonly performed for patients who don’t have dramatic overall facial and neck sagging, Taking care of  sagging earlier prevents a more dramatic change that occurs after having a more extensive facelift later.

Recovery from a mini-facelift is shorter than a regular facelift, and scars are more limited, as well.

What are the benefits of having a mini-facelift?

A mini facelift performed by Dr Diwan corrects loose skin on the cheeks and neck, improves skin creases, and restores a more youthful appearance helping you look your best for your age. Many patients feel it takes a decade or so off the  facial age. The boost in confidence helps our patients in many life situations.  

Mini-facelifts are less extensive, creating natural-looking results that are not obvious, when performed for earlier aging changes. The recovery time is much quicker, measured in days not weeks. The post-procedure pain is limited to a few days and easily managed with oral medication. Bruising and swelling is significantly less. Plus, patients don’t need to worry about the risk of general anesthesia, as Dr. Diwan performs mini facelifts with local anesthetic and oral medication. Finally, thanks to the less extensive surgery, lower risk of complications, and lack of need for general anesthesia, mini facelifts cost less than traditional facelifts.

What are the risks associated with a mini-facelift?

Mini facelifts have less risk than full facelifts, due to the more limited surgery. Still, there are risks. The usual risks with any surgery apply: bleeding, infection, reaction to medications, and possible nerve damage. Patients will experience temporary numbness.  This is usually a passing effect that resolves within a few weeks. Some patients may experience slower healing than others. There will be scars from the incisions, but Dr. Diwan hides the scars very effectively.

Who is a good candidate for a mini-facelift?

Mini facelifts are a great option for patients who  have lost definition of their jawline and have sagging skin of the lower cheeks. and upper neck. If you feel these changes are  making you look older than you would like, a mini facelift with Dr. Diwan could be a good procedure for you.

How long does mini-facelift surgery take?

The surgery with Dr. Diwan takes a few hours, depending on how much needs to be corrected. Because you’re only under local anesthesia with light sedation, you’re able to leave after a shorter recovery.

How is a Mini-Facelift or Neck Lift Performed?

This type of facelift can be performed by Dr. Diwan for healthy patients using local anesthetic, in our office with excellent results. A neck lift can also be performed either in combination with or without a mini-facelift.

Dr. Diwan will explain the details of your facelift procedure prior to your surgery.  The lower third of the face and upper neck will be improved with this procedure. Patients may have signs of aging affecting other parts of their face as well.  Laser resurfacing, if needed, can improve the quality of the skin, further enhancing the results of a mini-facelift. Eyelid surgery for sagging skin above the eyes or a brow lift for sagging eyebrows can provide additional rejuvenation of the face.  

How Long is a Mini-Facelift Recovery?

The mini-facelift procedure with Dr. Diwan is completed in less time and with quicker recovery than the traditional facelift. Patients are able to return to work in one week. We counsel our patients thoroughly on how to maintain their more youthful appearance for many years to come.
close up of side of woman's face showing before and after after getting a face lift
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close up of the front of a woman's face showing before and after a facelift procedure
These photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.

What will my scarring be like from my mini facelift? 

The incisional scars are well concealed, thanks to meticulous planning and technique. The scar behind the ear can be hidden by hair.

What will my results be like?

Mini facelifts deliver significant results.  After a mini-facelift definition of the jawline is improved, skin on the cheeks and neck is tightened and wrinkles on the lower cheeks are improved.  The final results, when all swelling has resolved, will become apparent in 6-12 weeks after the procedure.

The skin and tissues continue to age after a mini-facelift, but the benefit from the procedure will make future signs of aging less pronounced, compared to not having had any correction.  

When will I notice the final results of my Mini-Facelift or Neck Lift?

You should notice an immediate improvement in your appearance with significant improvement occurring gradually over the next two to three months. The mini-facelift is an excellent alternative to the traditional facelift, and it has received extremely positive feedback from patients. Achieving results that look completely natural and do not require a significant recovery period is a great benefit for men and women who simply wish to improve some of the signs of aging that make them feel less like themselves.

How long can I expect the results from my mini-facelift to last? 

The impact of a mini-facelift is permanent, keeping you ahead of the game despite future aging.  How soon sagging begins to reappear depends on how you treat your skin, your overall health and age. Sun protection is crucial to avoid accelerated aging from sun exposure. Regular application of  topical antioxidants like Vitamin C is helpful to slow aging of the skin.  Avoiding smoking and maintaining a stable healthy weight also help to prolong the results.  A future mini-facelift can help reverse future aging and extend your results.

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Schedule a Facelift or Neck Lift Consultation In Westlake, OH

If you are interested in learning more about facelifts or getting started, please contact our office by calling  440.871.9832 to get started today. We serve Westlake, OH.