A facelift is a procedure designed to make the face look more youthful. It corrects sagging and wrinkling on the lower face. A facelift can provide patients with amazing results, but it is not always needed to make the face look younger. An even simpler procedure known as a mini facelift may be all that is necessary to take years off of one’s appearance. If you would like to rejuvenate your appearance, a mini facelift may be able to help you.
How the Mini Facelift Is Performed
During the consultation, we will examine the face closely and determine whether loose skin, poor subdermal support, or fat buildup is the cause of wrinkling, folding, and sagging along the jawline. If Dr. Chernoff determines that pulling the skin upward and removing excess tissue around the jawline will benefit you, he may recommend a mini facelift.
Just as every person’s situation is unique, the procedure will be personalized to meet your specific needs. In general, however, the process involves removing excess skin and tightening the connective tissue in the jawline and upper neck. If desired, the procedure may also include fat removal in the area to further enhance your results.
What to Expect with a Mini Facelift
After the procedure is finished, the skin of the treated area will be smoother and show much less wrinkling. The sagging jowls will be lifted, and the jawline skin will be taut and tight. Recovery time is also relatively short and usually takes no longer than a week. During your consultation, Dr. Chernoff will let you know everything you can expect with the procedure and what steps you can take afterwards to ensure your results last as long as possible.
The mini facelift can yield results that last for years. The procedure can also lift the skin on the neck. This helps smooth out the skin on the upper part of the neck and reduces the appearance of a turkey wattle or horizontal skin folding.
Advantages Of a Mini Facelift
The mini facelift comes with many of the same benefits as a traditional facelift, along with a few of its own. Like a traditional facelift, this procedure is suitable for all skin types because it doesn’t involve treatment of the skin itself. In addition, the results are long-lasting, but it can be repeated if desired. If you feel you would like a touch-up after a few years, the skin can once again be lifted and excess tissue removed.
Many patients also enjoy this procedure because it is less complicated than a traditional facelift. The procedure itself takes less time, and you will be able to go back to your daily routine. This makes it a popular choice among those with busier schedules.
Find Out If You Are a Candidate
The mini facelift procedure has provided patients with amazing results for years. At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Chernoff provides this surgery among his many expertly performed cosmetic procedures. With two convenient locations in Indianapolis and Santa Rosa, we gladly help patients in both areas achieve their aesthetic goals. To learn all about the benefits that come with this procedure, contact us today to schedule your consultation.