What Is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is a modified version of facelift surgery. During the mini facelift procedure, small incisions will be placed around your hairline to lift the lower portion of the face. This is used to correct sagging skin, primarily along the lower half of the face, including the jawline and jowls. This procedure uses fewer incisions than a traditional facelift and is considered a less-invasive procedure. 

Who Is a Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

If you are experiencing mild to moderate sagging in the lower half of your face, you may be a candidate for the procedure. Patients who are experiencing sagging in the upper portion of the face may benefit more from a traditional facelift procedure. 

The best way to determine if you are a candidate is through a consultation with Dr. Lee. During the consultation will examine the area, review your medical history, and discuss your goals for the procedure. He will then recommend which surgical treatment is best for you. 

Benefits of a Mini Facelift

  • Target sagging skin 
  • Minimal scarring 
  • Faster recovery than a traditional facelift
  • Less swelling and bruising 
  • General anesthesia is not required 
  • No overnight stay in a surgery center or hospital

Why Choose Dr. Lee?

With many plastic surgeons available throughout California, it can be challenging to select the right one. Dr. Richard H. Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of experience. He performs a wide variety of procedures with particular emphasis on facial plastic surgery. He possesses a deep understanding of facial anatomy and how to subtly correct common signs of aging. During your procedure, he takes great care to ensure that you feel comfortable and at ease while also ensuring that the highest levels of safety are maintained. If you are interested in a mini facelift with Dr. Lee, contact his office today to schedule your consultation. 

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The Procedure

A mini facelift can be performed using general anesthesia. This will be determined prior to your procedure. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Lee will make small incisions around your ears and hairline, which will be well-concealed. He will reposition and lift the underlying tissue through the incisions while also removing any excess. Once this is complete and he feels everything is in place, he will use sutures to close the incisions.

Your Recovery

After the procedure, you will be able to return home to recover. For most patients, the recovery process is 10-14 days. You will experience some swelling, bruising, redness, and discomfort during this time. After the first week, you will return to Dr. Lee’s office for him to evaluate your progress and remove stitches as needed. After this time frame, you can return to work and resume most regular activities.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are beginning to notice sagging skin but aren’t ready for a traditional facelift, you may be a good candidate for a mini facelift. This procedure can help you turn the clock back on aging and achieve lasting results.

Contact Dr. Richard H. Lee to schedule a mini facelift consultation. We serve patients in Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, and Orange County, California.

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