Should You Get a Facelift or a Mini Facelift?

When ages sneaks up on you, the face is commonly the first to show signs of it. A facelift (rhytidectomy) from Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery is a great way to rejuvenate your face and turn back the clock on wrinkles; give us a call today for more details. The question is whether you should opt for a mini facelift or a full facelift. It is important to understand the differences between the two options to make the best choice.
How a Full Facelift Works
The aim of this procedure is to restore cheek volume, remove fat on the neck, and smooth jowl lines. The procedure usually requires general anesthesia, which means the candidate must be admitted to the hospital. The procedure takes several hours, and patients typically get the sutures removed within one week. The primary benefits of the full rhytidectomy are its permanent results, as it is more long-lasting than other treatments.
How a Mini Facelift Works
A mini facelift is typically an outpatient surgery that uses local anesthesia, and the patient can be awake during the procedure. The whole procedure should take forty to ninety minutes, and the patient may return to normal activity within several days.
There are several types of mini facelifts, which result in less recovery time, less swelling and less bruising. Results of the mini facelift can last up to ten years, and it costs less than the typical rhytidectomy.
What Type of Facelift Should You Choose?
A full rhytidectomy is considered major surgery, which addresses sagging skin on the whole face. A mini facelift addresses moderate sagging and loose skin in the middle of the face. It is the better option for those who feel they don’t need a full makeover for their face and want a faster recovery.
Facelifts of any kind are suggested for patients in their 30s to 40s with some skin elasticity. However, some older patients can still get them done if they have kept in good shape. Regardless of the type, you should also be in good overall health, and you may need to stop smoking and taking certain medicine two weeks before the procedure.
A facelift or a mini facelift can make you look years younger. If you would like to learn more about either of these procedures, as well as whether or not you make a good candidate, the professionals at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery would be more than happy to help. We are conveniently located in Indianapolis and Santa Rosa. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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