What Is A Mini-Facelift?
A Mini-Facelift is sometimes called a Weekend Facelift because it is less extensive than the traditional one and patients can generally return to their normal activities after just 2 days.
During a mini-facelift, the doctor will make three small incisions which will be used for the removal of excess fat and to reshape the muscles. Mini-Facelifts reduce minor sagging around the cheeks, jawline, and neck. This procedure does not affect the forehead or eyes. The surgery is done with local anesthesia and is, therefore, an outpatient procedure with no hospital stay. Patients will leave the surgery with a bandage which they must wear for 48 hours to reduce swelling and bruising. The sutures are removed in one week, and the patient generally returns to normal activities/work in just a few days. The mini-facelift generally lasts 5-10 years and costs between $3500-6500.