A mini facelift is a far less invasive option than traditional fully-open facelift surgery. Mini facial lifts are also commonly called weekend facelifts by doctors and patients alike. While the term “mini” refers to an operation which does not address the entire facial structure or underlying tissues, there are still a wide range of possible techniques used from patient to patient and customizable operations are the rule of thumb.
This report explains the mini facial lift technique and the types of results which patients might expect to enjoy after treatment.
What is a Mini Facelift?
Mini facial lifts are less invasive than fully open lifts. They use smaller incisions and do not require that the facial skin be peeled back and the underlying muscular infrastructure be treated.
Mini lifts target specific structures in the face and are not able to resolve problematic aesthetic issues on the entire face and neck area. Obviously, this procedure is recommended for patients who only suffer minor or localized skin tissue degeneration.
This technique is advised for those who want to maintain a natural look and do not seek the drastic results offered by a full open facelift surgery.
Facial Lift Options
Mini facial lifts were originally designed to treat mid-face concerns in the cheeks, lower eyelid area and around the mouth.
Many surgeons have expanded the procedure to include a modified neck lift and jaw enhancement option, while other surgeons concentrate almost exclusively on the neck and lower face with this operation.
Mini lifts can also address the entire eye region and are often included as part of a brow lift to resolve issues in the upper facial regions.
Just remember that sometimes, it is best to go through a full facelift all at once than it is to slowly address multiple areas of the face using a series of mini lifts over several years.
Mini Facelift Results
The mini facial lift offers patients a completely new set of surgical options, which are more appropriate for many cases where smaller improvements are needed or enhancement in limited areas of the face are desired.
Mini lifts sound cute, but they are still invasive surgery and should be taken very seriously. Risks can be considerable and may come close to rivaling the least invasive full lifts in many instances.
Always take the time to research your cosmetic surgeon and chosen procedure in order to maximize the chances for a successful and satisfying outcome.
Most of all, never overdo cosmetic face surgery, as this is the best way to achieve a freakish and unaesthetic appearance which is so common for those who simply do not know when to say, “enough is enough”.