Mini Facelift

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Combating Signs of Aging With a Mini Facelift

Elderly and young women with smooth skin and natural makeup standing back-to-backGravity, stress, and sun exposure can take their toll over the years. As we get older, we may notice common signs of aging, such as sagging jowls, wrinkles in the jawline and face, and sunken cheeks. While you can’t completely reverse aging, you can combat some of the signs and create a more youthful appearance with a mini facelift.

A mini facelift is less invasive than a traditional full facelift. Despite its name, it can provide great results and a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance that lasts for years.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift addresses the area in and around the lower middle of the face. It helps create a more defined jawline by treating jowls and sagging cheeks. A mini facelift tightens the cheeks, jowls, and mid-face area, creating a natural appearance. It does not typically include the neck area. So, it is ideal for someone who wants to treat a sagging lower to middle face.

It causes minimal downtime, so it is a good alternative to a traditional facelift, which involves a longer recovery. Most patients can resume regular activities quickly.

Risks are also lower because it is less invasive than a full facelift. However, as with any form of surgery, it is essential to understand that complications can occur. A mini facelift is generally safe. However, risks include excess bleeding and infection. Following post-operative instructions decreases the risk of complications.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

As you are researching the procedure, you’re probably wondering if a mini facelift would be right for you. Ideal candidates for the procedure should have:

  • Mild jowling, loose skin, and wrinkling of the lower to mid-face
  • Less concern about the appearance of the neck and forehead
  • Realistic expectations about the procedure, including the results
  • A clean bill of health

A mini facelift may also be an option as a touch-up for someone who has had a full facelift in the past. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a mini facelift would be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yamamoto. Since we offer several convenient facelift options, you should explore them to decide if a mini facelift would be the right procedure for you.

Benefits of a Mini Facelift

A mini facelift offers several benefits, such as:

  • Minimizing jowls
  • Restoring a tighter, defined jawline
  • Reducing lines
  • Creating a rejuvenated appearance
  • Less downtime than a full facelift
  • Minimal scarring

The Mini Facelift Procedure and Recovery

Depending on the extent of the mini facelift and your medical history, Dr. Yamamoto will perform the mini facelift under local anesthesia in the office or recommend having the procedure done under sedation at a surgical facility.

Before Your Procedure

Dr. Yamamoto will explain the recovery process. Although everyone is different, healing from a mini facelift can take about half the time as a full facelift. Patients enjoy the fact that they can return to work and their regular routines much sooner.

During Your Procedure

Dr. Yamamoto will make discreet incisions under the ear to hide any small scars. The incisions do not extend behind the ear or into the hairline. He’ll also remove excess skin and tighten the supporting muscles under the skin, creating a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

After Your Procedure

Immediately after the procedure, you may experience some swelling and bruising, gradually diminishing over a few weeks. Minor pain may also occur. Most patients can manage the process with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication.

Sutures are usually removed about a week after surgery. Depending on the type of work you do and how vigorous it is, you may be able to return to work in a week or two.

Post Surgery

You will also have a post-surgery visit with Dr. Yamamoto to ensure everything looks good and you are healing well. Your skin may feel a little tender and tight for a few weeks, but this gradually fades.

Scarring is generally concealed under the ear. It may start as bright red and fade over time.

Before the procedure, Dr. Yamamoto’s team provides detailed post-operative instructions. It is important to follow your post-op protocol closely, as this reduces the likelihood of complications and promotes healing. Complete recovery may take about six weeks.

How Much Does a Mini Facelift in Reno Cost?

The cost of a mini facelift will vary based on several factors, such as the complexity of the procedure. During the consultation, factors affecting cost are discussed. In general, a mini facelift costs less than a full facelift. If desired, you will also be provided with information on financing options. Financing options include Cherry Payment plans and CareCredit, a health and wellness credit card. CareCredit offers special financing for cosmetic procedures, such as a mini facelift.

Choose Dr. Yamamoto for a Mini Facelift in Reno

Deciding to have any form of cosmetic surgery takes a lot of thought and consideration. Dr. Yamamoto has the expertise, training, and experience you can trust. He specializes in all types of facial procedures and is double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Yamamoto takes the time to explain the procedure and answer any questions. His approach provides a natural appearance and long-lasting results.

Schedule a Consultation

If you wish to rejuvenate your appearance but want a quicker recovery than a full facelift, a mini facelift may be the answer.

We invite you to schedule a consultation for plastic surgery in Reno, NV. During your appointment, Dr. Yamamoto will listen to your concerns, evaluate your needs, and provide individualized recommendations to help you achieve your desired results.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Yamamoto today!