A mini facelift can address signs of aging and help you achieve a more youthful look without having to undergo a full facelift. During this procedure, a skilled surgeon can remove excess fat and skin to take years off your appearance. The minimally-invasive, outpatient surgery is an impactful solution for those who want to target specific areas in the lower face and neck or want to touch-up a previous facelift. Medical tourism brings many patients to Monterrey and Tijuana, Mexico, for plastic surgery that is not only affordable but safe. Tijuana Bariatrics can coordinate your treatment with a trusted local plastic surgeon.
What is a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift focuses on the skin around the jaw and upper neck helping patients achieve a more toned, tight appearance through a minor procedure. As these areas tend to be the first to show signs of aging, this procedure is typically administered to younger patients who are only seeking to address those specific areas. It is not uncommon to pair this treatment with a mid facelift to also improve hollowed eyes and cheeks. Patients who have previously undergone a full facelift can also undergo a mini facelift to maintain their results.
Mini Facelift vs. Full Facelift
A mini facelift targets concerns such as minor jowls and slightly sagging neck skin, however, a full facelift can rejuvenate the entirety of the mid to lower facial region and is often combined with eye and brow procedures for a fully rejuvenated appearance. A more extensive procedure is generally recommended to patients who are seeking to address more advanced signs of aging and overall facial tightening.
While both procedures can redistribute fat, reposition muscles, and remove excess skin, the reduced scale of a mini facelift significantly reduces the time required for operation and recovery. A standard facelift can last nearly four hours, or longer when combined with other surgeries to address imperfections in the upper area of the face. However, a mini facelift will usually take two hours or less. Patients who choose to undergo a full face lift should plan at least two weeks of downtime, while a mini facelift may require as little as one week of full recovery. However, as with any plastic surgery treatment, recovery time can vary for each individual.
Planning and Undergoing Surgery
Before undergoing your surgery, you will attend a consultation during which the doctor will evaluate your medical history and health. You will also be able to discuss your cosmetic goals and address any questions or concerns. Based on the information provided at this time, your surgeon can provide professional advice and determine if a mini facelift will help you achieve the rejuvenated appearance you are seeking. If you decide to move forward with treatment, you will work with your surgeon to design a customized procedure.
Tijuana Bariatrics can help you arrange your treatment for convenient care that is provided by experienced professionals.
The surgery can be performed under only local anesthesia, but further sedation can be provided for your comfort. For discreet results, small incisions will be made along your hairline. These incisions are typically made behind the earlobe and extend to the sideburn hairline. Through these incisions, your surgeon can reposition fat, tighten muscles, and remove excess tissue. If you are also targeting neck skin, a separate incision may be made under the chin to allow liposuction and further tightening. Sutures or skin adhesives will then be placed to close the incisions. Your doctor will provide full instructions on how to properly care for your incisions and the specialized compressions garments you should wear for recovery. As swelling subsides over the next few weeks, you can enjoy your younger-looking appearance and revitalized confidence.
A Trusted Network
Tijuana Bariatrics can help you arrange your treatment for convenient care that is provided by experienced professionals. Contact us online or by phone at (800) 308-3607 to schedule a consultation with one of the caring doctors associated with our network.