Mini Face Lift
Popularly referred to as a “Mini Lift”
Face Plastic Surgeries
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What is a Mini Face Lift?
A mini-lift, or "mini-facelift," is an innovative procedure to combat aging that utilizes the most modern minimally-invasive surgical techniques to bring back your face by about 10 years. Although it's relatively new the procedure is rapidly increasing in popularity and rapidly replacing the more in-depth and more hefty-duty traditional facelift for anti-aging procedure..
The mini-facelift procedure is a anti-aging procedure that targets the skin's sagging. Cosmetic surgeons tackle this issue through "lifting" your skin upwards through tiny incisions. They will also remove any excess skin in the process and this can aid in tightening your skin and diminish the appearance of wrinkles.
The Mini-Facelift procedure makes use of small incisions to eliminate the excess or sagging skin around the jaw, face and neck that has developed due to the process of aging . The incisions are concealed in the natural folds of the skin behind the ear as well as the hairline, and do not leave visible marks.
The natural process of aging will continue until the point reached following the process.
The procedure can take anywhere from 1 and 1.5 hours and is performed under local anaesthetic or under sedation and is considered an everyday patient.
The procedure is often coupled with fat transfer in order to restore facial volume. Liposuction is a method of removing fat and used to fill cheekbones, cheeks temples, brows and the chin, and any other area where it improves facial harmony and balance.
The skin ages with time, and the first signs of ageing show up on the skin's most delicate, namely the face and neck. Skin sagging and fine lines generally begin to appear in our 30sand then transform into more wrinkles and loss of volume in your 40s or 50s.
This is further accelerated due to lifestyle factors and external causes like sun exposure, smoking, stress, and sleeping.
Mini-lifts are the ideal solution for anyone who is in their 40s or 50s and trying to reverse the first signs of aging.
In general, surgeons will consider a patient to be suitable candidates for surgery in the event that all of the following apply to them:
- After the age of 40
- Physically and mentally fit and healthy
- Concerned about the appearance of aging of their faces
- Looking for a less invasive alternative to facelift surgery
- Have realistic expectations about the results that can be obtained through surgery
The innovative method of the Mini-Facelift results in patients appearing between 10 and 12 years younger and without changing their facial expression. Instead of "lifting" the skin, the issue is resolved by re-positioning the subdermal tissues back to their natural positions.
Mini-Lift Surgery is an operation that takes place in a hospital and without the requirement of general anaesthesia. Instead, it is performed under local anaesthesia and sedation. Mini-Lift surgeries last from one to 1.5 hours and involves incisions in the within and behind of the ear. It is possible to perform it as a part of other surgeries such as eye lid surgery or injections according to the requirements of the patient.
It is known as the Mini-Facelift is a refined procedure which requires less disturbance to the facial tissues, and can be performed more quickly. It can take 1-1.5 hours. There are many variations in the technique and at times, additional tweaks are recommended, for example, stem cell transplantation and fat grafting procedures.
A few surgeons took up to five hours for the typical full facelift.
Facelifts have historically been more lengthy procedures, which resulted in greater pain levels and a longer time to heal. Modern techniques and advanced technology allow a Mini-Facelift procedure can now take anywhere from 1 - 1.5 hours. It is non-invasive and healing is quicker.