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What Are the Benefits of a Mini Facelift?

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If you're like many men and women, you may assume that you are "too young" for facelift surgery, yet you still have lines, wrinkles, saggy skin, and other signs of early facial aging you'd like to address. While cosmetic injectables and nonsurgical skin treatments can certainly be effective in helping to reduce some of these issues, there's no question that facelift surgery offers the most compelling option for achieving a natural-looking and long-lasting outcome.

At Forma Plastic Surgery, our team of Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeons believes that everyone deserves to look and feel their best — at almost any age — and is proud to offer a complete suite of facial rejuvenation procedures to address all levels of facial aging. For those patients who may have early and/or mild symptoms of aging, a mini facelift is often a suitable option for restoring (or even preserving) a more youthful appearance. Explore the benefits of mini facelift surgery below, and find out how this popular procedure could help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

What's included in a mini facelift?

Like its name suggests, a mini facelift is a limited version of a full facelift and can be customized to align with each patient's specific set of concerns, needs, and goals. In many cases, a mini facelift targets early and mild visible signs of aging on the lower face — which are often among the first to appear — including:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Drooping jowls
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Downturned mouth
  • Weak or sagging jawline

However, a mini facelift can be personalized to include techniques that address concerns in the upper face, mid-face, neck, and others. Overall, a mini facelift is typically recommended for men and women whose concerns are relatively mild and do not yet require the more extensive approach used in a full facelift.

Why should I consider a mini facelift vs. full facelift?

It is important to understand that the choice between a mini vs. full facelift may come down to the recommendation of our surgeons, who can help you better understand which type of facelift may be the most appropriate and effective option for you. In general, a mini facelift is usually recommended for younger patients, those with mild to moderate signs of aging in the mid-to-lower face, and/or those who may not be candidates for a more extensive procedure. A full facelift, on the other hand, is traditionally reserved for patients with fairly pronounced and widespread age-related concerns across the face. For those who qualify for a mini facelift, some of the most exciting benefits of mini facelift surgery include:

  • Tiny incisions
  • Virtually no scarring
  • Quicker recovery period compared with full facelift surgery
  • Results appear natural
  • Can help to slow the progression of facial aging

Get a jump start on the aging process with a mini facelift in Scottsdale, AZ

Whether you aren't quite ready for a full facelift or you're looking to "buy some time" before needing more extensive surgery, a mini facelift may be right for you. Take the first step toward restoring a youthful, fresh look you can feel confident about by calling Forma Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with one of our Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeons and facelift specialists today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.