Do you want to reverse mild or moderate signs of aging from your face? Our mini facelift is the ideal surgical procedure to achieve smooth, taut, and youthful skin without an extensive recovery period or downtime. Our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons carefully discuss your aesthetic expectations to provide optimal skin tightening results.
What is a Mini Facelift?
As the name suggests, a mini facelift is a miniaturized or modified version of a traditional facelift with smaller incisions around the hairline. The doctor pulls your skin upwards, trims excess skin tissues, and tightens the sagging skin to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. A mini facelift also smoothens your facial contours, providing a well-defined jawline and chin.
Mini Facelift vs. Traditional Facelift
A traditional facelift is suitable for patients with moderate to severe signs of aging, including prominent wrinkles and creases, excessive sagging skin, loss of volume from the cheeks, fat displacement, drooping jowls, sagging skin around the neck, etc. The cosmetic surgeon must tighten the underlying SMAS layer, remove excess skin tissues, and perhaps consider liposuction to remove excess fat tissues.
A mini facelift, however, is meant for patients who have mild to moderate signs of aging on the lower face or neck regions, such as mild fine lines and creases with slight skin laxity. The cosmetic surgeon creates smaller incisions around the hairline to pull and trim the skin tissues. A mini facelift doesn’t necessitate SMAS tightening, liposuction, and other additional procedures. Patients also recover sooner from a mini facelift.
Am I a Candidate?
You’re a suitable candidate for a mini facelift if you’re in your 30s or 40s with early signs of aging, such as mild skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles. However, to qualify for the treatment, you should be of good physical and mental health, have realistic expectations, and stop smoking before and after the procedure, if you’re not already a nonsmoker.
Why Choose Cheng Plastic Surgery?
Cheng Plastic Surgery is a state-of-the-art plastic surgery clinic led by Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline Cheng, two of the best double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons in Saratoga, CA. Our cosmetic surgeons patiently discuss your cosmetic goals to ensure optimal aesthetic results that align with your definition of beauty.