Am I A Good Candidate?
If you are a male or female in your 30s to 50s and are beginning to experience signs of aging, the mini facelift is geared towards you. The best candidates are non-smokers who are in generally good health and have reasonable expectations for the procedure’s outcome.
How Long Does A Typical Treatment Take?
The mini facelift is typically done as an outpatient treatment. It lasts anywhere from 90-120 minutes and is performed with local with or without sedation. In fact, patients can opt to use a new anesthesia option called Pronox, which is a patient-controlled inhaled analgesia that takes effect in seconds and immediately relieves anxiety and discomfort. Excess skin is removed after the facial muscles are tightened and patients receive sutures to close the incisions.
What Results Will I See?
Impressively, the results of the mini facelift are immediate. Following the procedure, you will notice the improvements in your lower cheeks, jawline, and neck right away. While you may have some swelling or slight bruising, this will subside within the first several days and will give way to a fresher, younger appearance. The mini facelift will last 5 to 7 years, but your face will also continue to be affected by aging, environmental factors, and gravity.