Before we get into the all you need to know about a mini face lift, let’s just say that it’s a well-known fact that no one likes to get old. Sure, it’s fun when you’re a kid as you dream of growing up, being able to do more things in society and be more independent and in control of your life. However, after a certain point, birthdays become less exciting and more dreadful with signs of aging. The increases of aches in your body, the loss of stamina and, worse of, the sagging skin, and a less attractive body.
From wrinkles, muscle loss, skin flaps to dullness, your body becomes less flattering as you age. This is especially true about your face. The most concerning effect of aging on your face is that it is the most visible part of your body. However, nowadays a plastic surgeon can fix any cosmetic flaw. This includes aging. Many procedures exist that can reverse the effects of aging on your body and return it to its youthful glow. One of the best procedures for this issue is a mini facelift.
What is a Mini FaceLift?
A facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure where the muscles on the face are tightened and the skin on top is re-draped to be realigned with the tightened muscles. However, sometimes this process is too extravagant for younger people who don’t need as in-depth of a procedure but just need a few touch-ups and a facial rejuvenation. This is where a mini facelift comes into play. It is a cosmetic surgery process where the skin is tightened just around the areas of the face where the skin starts to lose elasticity the quickest and earliest. This includes the cheeks and the jaw. Other names for this simple face lift procedure include lower face lifts and face lift jowls.
Who Should Get a Mini Face Lift?
As a mini face lift is not as extensive as a full face lift, people around their mid-40s should consider getting one as this is the age when people typically begin to lose elasticity in the skin on their faces. Younger people still have enough stretch in their skin that this procedure isn’t necessary. Likewise, older people have a more serious skin sag issue where the mini facelift procedure is not detailed enough. As this procedure is a smaller version of a full facelift surgery, people who are more conscious of their body might want to choose that option since it is less invasive. A candidate for a mini facial plastic surgery often goes for other cosmetic procedures on the face and neck like a neck lift or a brow lift.
The Basics of the procedure
A mini face lift takes less time than a full face lift. To be more precise, a full face lift takes about 4-6 hours to complete while the mini version only takes 3-4 hours to complete. As well, a mini facelift takes less time to recover from when compared to traditional facelift recovery time. On average, it is recommended that patients who receive a full facelift rest for 2-5 weeks while a patient who receives a mini face lift rest for 1-4 weeks depending on the activities that they plan to do. An important thing to note is that patients are given general anesthesia (in some cases local anesthesia) while the mini face lift is in the procedure to reduce any pain or discomfort due to small incisions that need to be made. When you hear incisions, don’t be scared. We are talking smaller incisions than you would imagine. Another benefit is that since the procedure is easy and quick, it can be done every 5 – 10 years as a regular practice to keep you looking young.
Mini Face Lift Costs
Like any medical procedure, the cost of a mini face list varies by country, town or even clinic. Likewise, any form of cosmetic surgery is by no ways a one size fits all event. Some people might need a more tailored or detailed approach to a mini face lift than others. If you are considering having a mini facelift procedure done, then it is highly recommended that you do your research both online and in-person with consultations to all the clinics and board-certified professionals that are offering it in your area so that you can get the best deal. All candidates for a mini facelift should do proper research before setting it up.
To add on, it’s common nowadays for people to take time off of work, which would be needed anyways in the case of any surgical procedure, to travel to another country to get a medical procedure done at a reduced cost. Just also keep in mind that a mini face lift is still a surgical experience and that every step should be taken to make sure that you are getting it done in a correct, healthy and proper manner.