In the past, cosmetic surgery procedures like facelifts were not discussed openly. In fact, they carried a tinge of secrecy – people weren’t supposed to admit they’d “had work done.” Facelifts are much more accepted now, but the time and work involved in getting a full facelift can still make people hesitant to undergo that procedure. If you’re considering a facelift to tighten up areas around your jaw and wish there were a faster way to get it done, you’re in luck; a mini facelift would be perfect for you.
Differences Between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift
A full facelift usually involves removing extra skin, redistributing fat, and repositioning the skin around the face. The procedure is minimally invasive. The results of a full facelift can be stunning, but you might not want to undergo such an extensive procedure. If that is the case, a mini facelift may benefit you. While full facelifts affect the middle and lower portions of the face, mini facelifts work on the lower portion only.
In a mini lift, the skin around the jaw is pulled a bit to smooth and tighten things up, and extra skin is removed. There is less sculpting and fat repositioning, which means recovery time is much faster than with a full facelift. Mini facelifts focus on restoring a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance in those who suffer from excess fat and skin beneath the chin.
Mini Facelift Advantages
Another benefit of having a mini lift is that sometimes these are done with local anesthesia, which means your initial recovery time is much more rapid. If you tend to dislike being under general anesthesia, then look into having a mini lift and specifically ask your surgeon about the possibility of using local anesthetic.
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery offers a range of cosmetic procedures, including mini lifts, full facelifts, and others. Whether you just want a little sagging gone or prefer to go down the full facelift route – or even choose another procedure like lip augmentation – you can discuss it with our medical team. Call us at one of our four locations in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Santa Rosa, CA, or Indianapolis, IN to arrange to schedule your consultation today!