Mini Facelift Los Angeles, CA
A mini facelift can be a very effective operation as long as patients have realistic expectations and they have the appropriate anatomy for which the surgery is designed to improve.
The incision is small in length and made around the ear and does not extend into the hairline on either side. Recovery is minimal and the time for the surgery is approximately two hours or less.
This surgery can be performed with local anesthesia or with local anesthesia and sedation.
The areas that typically are addressed with the mini facelift include the jawline and the jowl area.
The patient should not expect the neck to be significantly improved with a mini facelift alone. In order to improve the neck substantially, a lower face and neck lift must be performed that includes dissection of the skin underneath the chin and into the neck.
However the mini facelift offers the advantages of decreased downtime and minimal scarring with improvement in the jawline and jowl area. This can be a very effective tool for a patient looking to create a more youthful but natural appearance.