Why Get A Mini?
Mini facelifts have become all the rage over the past half-decade, for an array of varying reasons. Patients are typically more comfortable with a less invasive cosmetic surgery because the commitment isn’t quite as severe as with a full lift. Especially for someone’s first surgery, and they are only looking for a mild to moderate change, a mini lift achieves a great medium between cost, recovery time and noticeable results. A mini facelift has many wonderful benefits. Below are some of the key reasons why our clients choose a mini over a full.
Targets the mid-face
Slightly different than a full lift, a mini will tighten the lower half of the face and focus mainly on the jaw line, jowls and a bit of upper neck tightening. This firming and tightening is achieved through small incisions near the ears, which fortunately minimizes scarring from the mini facelift and hides any incision lines.
Rejuvenates the skin by 10-15 years
After completing a successful Mini Facelift Surgery, the client can expect to enjoy the results of their recent transformation for up to about ten years. Of course, the facial skin continues to age naturally, though getting a lift at the right time will effectively prolong the visible look of aging and tired skin.
Tightens and Firms
The surgery itself is very effective at tightening the facial skin, the loose skin around the neck and pesky, noticeable wrinkles. Aging is a beautiful process, but many feel that their skin doesn’t reflect their inner self, their youthful enthusiasm. Tightening and firming your skin is a fantastic way to look as young as you feel for years to come.
Mini-lifts address Aging Issues Such As:
- Loose face skin
- Sagging cheeks
- Tired, lackluster skin
This mini surgery is much faster of a procedure than a full lift. Not only in operating time, but also in recovery. A typical mini-lift takes just a few hours, and most patients can seamlessly drive themselves home. Many are thrilled to learn that it’s a quick and mostly painless procedure that yields amazing results in record time. Especially if you need a to be camera-ready before a big interview, show, or on-camera event, a mini lift is the way to go.
Many clients fear “going under” or general anesthesia when deciding whether or not to get a facelift. Not being cognizant during a substantial surgery is a serious worry for many people… not to mention the inconvenience of arranging for a ride to and from the surgery. A mini facelift can be done under local anesthesia. Because you of this, clients are able to stay awake and walk out after the procedure. The surgery itself is also a bit less physically aggressive/invasive on the face than a typical full lift.
Shorter recovery time
This versatile procedure successfully targets the major signs of age without the increased discomfort and inconvenience affiliated with full lifts. A typical facelift recovery could be anywhere between 1-2 weeks, along with expected bruising and discomfort. With mini lifts, the patient is typically good to go back to work after about three to seven days and experience only a little pain over the course of recovery. Advil or Tylenol are recommended for reducing minimal discomfort but serious pain meds are usually unnecessary.
The average cost of a typical mini facelift in 2020 is anywhere between $3,400-$8,500. This is largely dependent on the patient’s chosen location, their surgeon, and their unique facial features and needs going into the surgery. While these surgeries are not typically covered by medical insurance, the cost of a mini is significantly less than a full, which is estimated anywhere between $11,000-$20,000.
Now with increased awareness of all the factors and benefits of this simple procedure, you can experience greater ease of decision making going into this fantastic cosmetic surgery.
Interested in setting up a consultation with a top Plastic Surgeon Beverly Hills? Get in touch with us at Simoni Plastic Surgery today to learn about your options, speak to a professional and plan your next visit to see Dr. Simoni. Don’t hesitate to start the conversation- we’re more than happy to begin the exciting transformation!