Many people notice the first signs of aging in their face during their 30’s and 40’s. The facial skin becomes less firm, jowls appear along the jawline and the neck starts to sag with loose skin and muscle.
Dr. Brian Maloney can reverse the effects of time on the aging face by performing a Mini-Face Lift. A Mini Face-Lift is minimally invasive and designed to tighten and smooth the mid and lower part of the face, neck, cheeks, and jaw areas by removing excess skin and fatty deposits. The end result visibly lifts skin causing the face to appear smoother and younger.
About the Procedure
This popular procedure can often be performed under local anesthesia with minimal downtime, little to no pain, and minimal swelling or bruising. The results are permanent and last as long as a traditional Face Lift but with much less down time. Patients sometimes combine the Mini-Face Lift procedure with Facial Liposuction, Rhinoplasty, Eyelid Surgery, and Facial Injectables such as Botox® Cosmetic, Juvéderm®, Voluma® XC, or Radiesse® to achieve optimal results. Because a Mini-Face Lift is considered to be an outpatient procedure, patients can begin the recovery process in the comfort of their own home the same day as surgery. After the procedure, a loose fitting dressing is applied. Typically, there is little to no discomfort after surgery; however, if pain is present it can easily be controlled with over-the-counter medication. Discoloration and bruising is a normal part of the recovery process and generally fades away within seven days.
To minimize swelling, patients are encouraged to sleep with their head elevated for the first week and to apply cold compresses the first 48 hours. As with any type of surgery, there are inherent risks, which can include post-operative swelling, bleeding and visible scarring. However, refraining from smoking and carefully following the pre- and post-procedure instructions reduces the likelihood of these complications.