Dermatology, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in New York City (NYC) and Manhattan
As you grow older, your facial tissues begin to relax and lose volume. This often results in the appearance of jowls, prominent nasolabial folds, neck bands, and midline fullness in the neck.
A mini-facelift can help target this sagging facial skin, lifting it back to a more youthful position on your face. To find out if you are a candidate for a mini-facelift, call us today at (888) 610-3133 to schedule a consultation.
The Mini-Facelift Procedure
A mini-facelift is a more conservative version of the full face lift procedure. It involves repositioning the deep connective tissues below your skin – known as the SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) – in order to improve the contours of your cheeks, neckline, and jawline.
Since all of the critical work is performed below your skin, the results of a mini-facelift are long-lasting. Our board-certified New York plastic surgeon takes great care to locate the incisions around your ears in a way that allows them to fade into your natural skin creases. The muscles of your face are not altered, helping rejuvenate your appearance without the unnatural “tight” look that can come from tightening the muscles.
Combining a Mini-Facelift With Other Procedures
The mini-facelift is often combined with other procedures to achieve the best results, such as:
- Liposuction – Neck (submental) liposuction is sometimes used to achieve a sharper neckline and jawline.
- Fat transfer – If you have lost significant facial volume with age, a fat transfer can be performed to restore this lost volume.
- Eyelid and/or brow lifts – A brow lift or eyelid lift can be performed at the same time of your mini-facelift to enhance rejuvenation of your upper face.
- Laser resurfacing – Fine lines and wrinkles can be addressed with laser skin resurfacing.
The first step to rejuvenating your face is to discuss your cosmetic goals with our plastic surgeon. After examining you, we will develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to meet your needs and achieve your desired results.
Since a mini-facelift is less invasive than a full facelift, it allows for a quicker recovery. Patients usually only need to take off about a week of downtime before returning to work. While this faster recovery time is appealing to many patients, it’s important to understand that a mini-facelift might not be the right procedure for everyone. Different patients will achieve different results from this treatment, and it is often best used in combination with other procedures.
If you have further questions about our mini-facelift procedure, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center today or call (888) 610-3133 to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced NYC plastic surgeon. We serve patients throughout Manhattan and New York City.