Mini Facelift or Full Facelift: Which is Right for You?

Mini faceliftAging brings about many changes, including the natural loss of elasticity and collagen in the skin. This leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging of the skin.

With a facelift, you can lift the sagging skin and give the face a younger appearance with smoother skin. There are different types of facelifts. But how do you know which option is right for you? Discover the differences between a mini facelift and a full facelift so you can make an educated decision. 

What Does a Full Facelift Involve?

A full facelift will provide the most dramatic results and is ideal for those with more advanced signs of aging, especially on the neck. It targets the cheeks, jawline and the neck. 

The procedure utilizes a longer incision to address more areas of the face. and neck The procedures do take a few hours to complete, and you will be under general anesthesia. A full facelift has more substantial results but this also means you will have a longer recovery time. 

However, patients love that the results are long-lasting, leaving them feeling confident as they age. 

How Does a Mini Facelift Differ?

A mini facelift is a more conservative solution with more limited surgery. It can be performed with local anesthetic while you’re awake for those with moderate signs of aging, like sagging of the cheeks and upper neck. It targets the jowls, upper neck, and marionette folds (from the corners of the mouth to the jawline). 

A shorter incision is needed and is hidden around the ears and within the hairline. above the sideburns. The smaller incision is suitable for smaller adjustments with a less invasive procedure. 

Recovery from a mini facelift is about one week, with the bandages being removed just 24 hours after the procedure. While the full facelift is longer lasting the benefits of a mini facelift can also last for 5-10 years, with preventive skin care. 

Schedule a Consultation

Dr Diwan will perform a thorough assessment and recommend the most suitable type of facelift to achieve your goals. Patients with moderate to severe signs of aging may benefit from a full facelift and will achieve more dramatic results. However, if you have less severe signs of aging and prefer smaller natural looking improvement, that is less noticeable, to a dramatic change, a mini facelift will provide you with the results you’re looking for. 

To get started, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Renuka Diwan to discuss which option will help you meet your goals and learn more details about the procedures. Contact Laser & Skin Surgery Center in Cleveland, OH, at (440) 871-9832.