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Mini Facelift Surgery

Discover the rejuvenating power of the mini facelift at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery. If you’re seeking a way to subtly turn back the hands of time or eliminate the effects of sagging skin following medical weight loss, a mini-face lift could be the perfect solution.

Mini Facelift Surgery in Raleigh

Are you longing to restore a more youthful, refreshed appearance without the extensive downtime associated with traditional facelift surgery? Look no further than the mini facelift procedure offered at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery.

Our skilled team of Raleigh plastic surgeons specialize in mini-facelift procedures. A mini-facelift is designed to:

  • Address early signs of aging
  • Remove sagging skin associated with weight loss
  • Enhance your natural beauty with subtle yet impactful results

What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to address early signs of aging and sagging skin following weight loss in the lower face and jawline. Unlike a traditional facelift, which targets the entire face and neck area, the mini facelift focuses on specific regions to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Targeted Approach

The mini facelift targets areas of concern in the lower face, such as the jawline, jowls, and cheeks, where signs of aging, including sagging skin and wrinkles, tend to be most prominent.

Removal of Excess Skin

Excess skin is carefully removed to reduce sagging and create a smoother, more lifted appearance. The remaining skin is then repositioned and secured for optimal results.

Skin Rejuvenating

In some cases, the surgeon may address the deeper SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) structures of the face. SMAS facelifts provide facial rejuvenation to address not only skin laxity but also deeper structures, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Ideal Candidates for a Mini Facelift

Ideal candidates for a mini facelift are those experiencing mild to moderate signs of facial aging, particularly in the lower face and jawline. They should be in good overall health, with realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery. Specific concerns like sagging skin, jowls, or loss of definition along the jawline are common among candidates.

Benefits of a Mini Facelift

The mini facelift offers a range of benefits for individuals looking to address early signs of aging and excessive skin after weight loss. A mini face lift allows patients to achieve a more youthful appearance with minimal downtime and natural-looking results.

Subtle Rejuvenation

The mini facelift provides subtle yet noticeable improvements in facial appearance, helping to smooth wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and restore a more youthful contour to the lower face and jawline. Unlike more extensive facelift procedures, the mini facelift focuses on targeted areas, allowing for a more natural-looking outcome.

Less Invasive Compared to a Full Facelift

With smaller incisions and less tissue manipulation than traditional facelift surgery, the mini facelift is considered a less invasive procedure. This results in reduced scarring, a quicker recovery time, and less postoperative discomfort for patients.

Quick Recovery

Compared to traditional facelift surgery, which may require several weeks of recovery time, patients undergoing a mini facelift can often resume their normal activities within a relatively short period of time. While individual recovery times may vary, many patients are able to return to work and social activities within a week or two after the procedure.

Customized Approach

The mini facelift can be tailored to address each patient's unique concerns and goals. Whether you're looking to target sagging skin, jowls, or loss of definition along the jawline, your plastic surgeon can customize the procedure to achieve the results you desire while preserving your natural facial features.

Long-Lasting Results

While the mini facelift may not stop the aging process entirely, the results of the procedure can last for several years. By addressing early signs of aging and providing structural support to the facial tissues, the mini facelift helps to maintain a more youthful appearance over time.

Enhanced Confidence

One of the most significant benefits of undergoing a mini facelift is the boost in self-confidence that many patients experience as a result. By rejuvenating their appearance and restoring a more youthful look, patients often report feeling more confident and satisfied with their overall appearance.

Assessment and Consultation for a Mini Facelift

At North Raleigh Plastic Surgery, patients considering a mini facelift undergo a meticulous assessment and consultation process led by either Dr. Ortiz or Dr. Jones. Through a comprehensive assessment, including an evaluation of facial anatomy, skin quality, medical history, and aesthetic goals, patients receive personalized treatment plans tailored to address their specific concerns.

During consultations, patients discuss the details of the mini facelift procedure, including techniques, expected recovery, risks, and benefits. With transparent communication and thorough guidance, patients can make informed decisions and embark on their journey towards a more youthful and refreshed appearance with confidence.

Recovery Process Following a Mini Facelift Procedure

Following a mini facelift procedure at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery, patients experience a carefully managed recovery process. In the immediate postoperative period, patients may encounter swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which gradually subside over the first week.

By the second week, most can resume light activities, with residual swelling diminishing over subsequent weeks. Long-term results include a refreshed appearance with subtle enhancements to the lower face and jawline.

Expected Results for Mini Facelift Surgery

After undergoing mini facelift surgery at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery, patients can anticipate subtle yet noticeable improvements in their facial appearance. The procedure is designed to address early signs of aging in the lower face and jawline, including sagging skin (from aging or weight loss), jowls, and fine lines.

While individual results may vary, most patients experience a more youthful and refreshed appearance, with smoother, firmer skin and a more defined jawline. The results of a mini facelift are long-lasting, providing patients with a rejuvenated look that enhances their natural features.

“I highly recommend Dr. Juan Ortiz at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery after recently having a cosmetic procedure at the facility. Dr. Ortiz was very detail-oriented and I could tell that he was highly knowledgeable and skilled by the recommendations he made for my procedure. Although I am less than a week out from surgery, I am in very little pain, the symmetry is impeccable, and the incisions look like they will heal smoothly. Thank you to the entire staff at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery for your accommodations and kindness during my experience!”

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Cost of Mini Facelift with North Raleigh Plastic Surgery

The cost of a mini facelift with North Raleigh Plastic Surgery starts at $9000. 

What Procedures Can Be Combined with a Mini Facelift?

Several complementary procedures can be combined with a mini facelift to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation tailored to individual needs.

Commonly paired procedures include:

  • Eyelid surgery to address sagging eyelids or under-eye bags
  • Brow lift to elevate drooping brows and reduce forehead wrinkles
  • Neck lift to address loose skin and excess fat in the neck area
  • Injectable fillers can enhance results by targeting fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture irregularities

Common Mini Facelift Questions

Yes, a mini facelift is also known as a short scar facelift, natural facelift, or weekend facelift due to its less invasive nature and shorter recovery time compared to traditional facelift surgery.

Unlike a traditional facelift, which addresses the entire face and neck, a mini facelift focuses on specific areas, typically the lower face and jawline. It involves smaller incisions, resulting in less scarring and a quicker recovery time. While a traditional facelift provides more extensive rejuvenation, a mini facelift offers subtle yet noticeable improvements.

Individuals experiencing loose skin after the success of medical weight loss injections will likely benefit more from a full facelift. However, if a patient is young and has good skin laxity, a mini facelift may be an option following weight loss.

As with any surgical procedure, there are inherent risks associated with a mini facelift, including infection, bleeding, anesthesia complications, and adverse reactions to medication. However, these risks are minimized when the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon.

While a mini facelift involves smaller incisions compared to a traditional facelift, you will still have scarring. However, these scars are typically well-hidden within the natural contours of the face and hairline, making them discreet and less noticeable over time. Additionally, proper wound care and following postoperative instructions can help minimize scarring and promote optimal healing.

Request a Consultation for Your Personalized Mini Facelift in Raleigh Today

Transform your appearance and rejuvenate your confidence with a personalized mini facelift at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery. Take the first step towards a more youthful and refreshed look by requesting a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Ortiz or Dr. Jones, today.

During your consultation, we’ll discuss your goals, assess your suitability for the procedure, and develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique goals. Don’t wait any longer to unlock the potential of a mini facelift—schedule your consultation now and embark on your journey to renewed beauty and self-assurance.

Get started by calling us at 919-532-2270  or filling out the contact form below.

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