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What Are the Benefits of a Mini-Facelift?

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For those looking to restore the youthful appearance of the face and upper neck with less aggressive surgery, a mini-facelift (also known as a short scar facelift) may be the best choice. A mini-facelift lifts marionette folds and jowls along the jawline, as well as the sagging skin in the upper neck. While Botox and fillers can provide significant improvement by hiding or lifting the jowls, some patients find that a mini-facelift is an attractive option to achieve greater improvement that lasts longer. A mini-facelift helps to rejuvenate the face at a stage of aging when a full facelift is not yet necessary, and the results of the procedure are not obvious to others.

This more conservative procedure has become a popular option for patients who want to safely achieve natural results almost as dramatic as a traditional facelift with a shorter scar and recovery.

Quick Recovery

A mini-facelift patient can return to work and other non-strenuous activities in just one week, the recovery after a traditional facelift is usually longer.

Less Post-Operative Pain

Since a mini-facelift is much less extensive than traditional techniques, it results in less bruising and swelling. Pain or discomfort requires less medication and also resolves more quickly.

Reduced Scarring

The shorter incisions for a mini facelift leave shorter scars which are practically invisible. The incisions and scars from a traditional facelifts are much longer, extending behind the ear and into the scalp.

Lasting Results

In general, the younger you are the longer the results last. No surgery can stop the skin from future aging, but removal of the loose skin during a facelift will help you look younger than you would without the procedure. Patients with more advanced sagging usually need more extensive surgery and may not be candidates for a mini-facelift.

Schedule Your Mini-Facelift Consultation With Dr. Renuka Diwan

If you want to know more about the mini-facelift procedure or any other of our non-surgical facial rejuvenation services, please call The Laser & Skin Surgery Center today at 440-871-9832 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Diwan will create a custom treatment plan that meets your aesthetic goals. We are happy to serve men and women living in Cleveland, Westlake, and surrounding Ohio communities.

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