Facelifts range in size from “mini” to “standard,” depending on the location and extent of skin laxity. You may be a candidate for a mini face lift in San Diego if you have experienced a loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone in your face and neck.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is intended to give women and men with early signs of aging a more rested and youthful contour to the face and neck. This procedure addresses a variety of concerns, including:

  • Creases between the base of the nose and corners of the mouth
  • Jowls
  • Facial and neck wrinkles
  • Loss of a youthful chin and neck contours
  • A tired facial appearance

How Is a Mini Facelift Performed?

The mini facelift procedure is done on an outpatient basis while you are under local anesthesia with sedation or under general anesthesia. Incisions are made within the hairline (or along the hair margin) above the ear, extending down around the lobe and ending in or below the hairline behind the ear. The subcutaneous layers and neck muscles are tightened, the facial skin is re-draped and lifted, and the excess skin is removed.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Mini Facelift?

Most swelling and discoloration will be gone 1 to 2 weeks after mini facelift surgery. You may resume your regular lifestyle within 2 to 3 weeks and resume moderate exercise within 2 to 4 weeks. Actual recovery time varies from individual to individual.

Please call or text La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, San Diego at (858) 452-1981 for more information on cosmetic surgery procedures including mini facelift surgery.