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Mini Facelift

Dr. Kenneth Hughes performs many variants of the facelift including the minifacelift in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. 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 areas that typically are addressed with the mini facelift include the jawline and the jowl area with minimal improvement in the neck.

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Hughes Plastic Surgery is built on a foundation of principles that consistently sets the highest standards in plastic surgery, and continually exceeds patient expectations in results. The first critical component of Dr. Kenneth B. Hughes’ renowned success is the strength of the academic platform upon which the practice rests.

small, camouflaged incisions for mini facelift

The incision is small in length and made around the ear and does not extend into the hairline from the front or the back.

surgery time is short and can be performed under local anesthesia

This surgery can be performed with local anesthesia or with local anesthesia and sedation.

The time for the surgery is approximately two hours or less.

limitations of mini facelift

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 from both sides.  Dr. Kenneth Hughes in Los Angeles is a short scar facelift expert who can perform the entire lower face and neck lift through the same length incisions as the minifacelift.

decreased downtime and recovery with mini facelift

However the mini facelift offers the advantages of decreased downtime and shorter recovery.  This can be a very effective tool for a patient looking to create a more youthful but natural appearance.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes has extensive training in all variants of facelifts and mini facelifts as well as facelift revisions due to his extensive aesthetic training during his fellowship at Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.  In addition, Dr. Kenneth Hughes has developed his own specialized anchoring techniques of facelift flaps which produce more dramatic and more youthful jawline and neck results as well as more longer lasting results.

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