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Mini Facelift and Mini Necklift

Overview

Not quite ready for a full facelift? A mini facelift improves facial aging changes in the mid-face, cheek, and lower eyelid areas. This procedure will help to re-establish facial harmony, giving an overall lift to the middle portion of the face. A mini neck lift will help the lower cheeks and neck areas become more firm and sculpted, while removing excess skin and fat. Dr. Birchenough can consult with you on which would be most appropriate.

Mini Facelift

What Can I Expect During Mini Facelift Surgery?

A mini facelift can be performed in the office, typically, with oral sedation and local anesthesia. The mini facelift is for individuals concerned about their middle face, whereas the mini necklift is aimed towards patients that want to improve the appearance of their neck and jowl (lower cheek) areas.

The procedure begins with the skin being gently lifted from the underlying muscle. Typically the muscle can be tightened, small amounts of fat can be removed, and extra skin taken off through the incisions around the ears.

How Long Will It Take For Me to Recover?

The swelling can last from five to seven days depending on the extent of the surgery and the post-operative care. Bruising may be present for five to ten days.

You will be allowed to walk and do some daily activities immediately after the surgery, but any return to strenuous activity, cardio workouts and heavy lifting will be under close supervision by Dr. Birchenough at about three weeks depending on how you are healing.

What Questions Should I Ask Dr. Birchenough?

  • “I like the idea of a mini facelift, but what am I giving up by not doing the full facelift?”

Mini Necklift

What Can I Expect During Mini Necklift Surgery?

A mini necklift can be performed in the office, typically, with oral sedation and local anesthesia or may be done in the operating room. Necklift surgery can improve the shape of the lower face and neck by smoothing the skin, removing small pockets of excess fat, and releasing the muscle bands that run between the jaw and the neck. A younger, more defined facial appearance results.

SmartLipo can also be used to remove excess fat in the neck at the same time as a mini necklift or by itself to improve the neck contour. Laser light will help tighten the neck skin as well as break up the fat of the neck.

The procedure begins with the skin being gently lifted from the underlying neck muscle. Typically the muscle can be tightened, and small amounts of fat can be removed.

How Long Will It Take For Me to Recover?

The swelling can last from five to seven days depending on the extent of the surgery and the post-operative care. Bruising may be present for five to ten days.

You will be allowed to walk and do some daily activities immediately after the surgery, but strenuous activity, cardio workouts and heavy lifting will be restarted under close supervision by Dr. Birchenough at about three weeks depending on how you are healing.

What Questions Should I Ask Dr. Birchenough?

  • “Who is a good candidate for a mini necklift? Should it be combined with a mini facelift?”