A mini facelift by Dr. Simoni is the perfect procedure for those in their 30s or 40s who are experiencing mild to moderate sagging of the neck or jaw line but who do not need a full surgical facelift.
A mini facelift is ideal for achieving a more toned appearance without undergoing a more invasive procedure such as a full facelift, which may be too aggressive for many patients. Getting a mini facelift in is the latest trend in rejuvenation for the many celebrities and entertainment industry executives who routinely consult Dr. Simoni before important appearances or job interviews. The highly competitive nature of this industry demands nothing but perfection at all times. Being always camera ready is often the deciding factor for those who make their living through their appearance. This procedure is the answer for many who must keep up appearances to stay on top of their industry.
Mini facelift results are not as long lasting as a full facelift, which will last for 5 to 10 years versus 10 plus years. Patients will still experience the aging process afterwards, but it will be more even. This procedure is often much more age appropriate and pleasing. Often the lower portion of the face ages faster than the upper portion. By addressing the jowls and neck area, the bottom and top portions of your face complement each other much better. By addressing these key areas that make the face sag and look tired, it is possible to look years younger after your procedure.
You may need a full facelift in 20 years but the mini facelift will give you a natural, youthful appearance that allows you to age gracefully.
Mini Facelift with Local Anesthetic
Dr. Simoni specializes in minimally invasive techniques and also the advanced use of local anesthetic for facelifts and other procedures. This makes a huge difference in patient comfort and recovery time. Patients do not have to take on the risk of general anesthesia or experience the negative side effects and disorientation that many experience coming out of general anesthesia. Instead they are comfortable and awake throughout the procedure, which takes about an hour. This procedure is a solution to the need for facial rejuvenation without the commitment to many weeks of recovery time. He has had great success with those who need some help with sagging skin but who are not in need of a full surgical facelift. He is delighted to help his transitional patients manage early signs of aging without much disruption of their day-to-day lives.
Benefits of the Mini Facelift vs. Traditional Facelift
- Local vs. General Anesthetic
- Less Swelling
- Minimal Bruising
- Faster Recovery Time
- Return to Work in 4 to 7 Days
- Even the Tone of Your Face
- Look Less Pulled and Tight
- Shorter Incision
- Reduced Scarring
What Else Should I Know About a Mini Facelift?
By targeting the neck and jowls, a mini facelift is one of the most effective ways of looking more youthful and rejuvenating your face while still looking like the best version of you. Getting a quality Mini facelifts have not been available until recently. Dr. Simoni’s commitment to helping all of his patients achieve their image goals has driven him to devise surgical techniques that bypass the need for general anesthesia while still delivering world class rejuvenation results. His many delighted patients are testament to his superior skills and his ability to get fabulous results using local anesthesia and well planned surgical methods.
While mini facelifts do not address muscle-tightening as thoroughly as a full facelift, it does smooth out wrinkles and enhance the cheek, jaw line and neck.
This method of facial rejuvenation does not target the eye or forehead area so it is important to go over this in your personalized consultation. This also does not include rhinoplastic surgery. The best candidates for a mini facelift are most affected by drooping skin in the lower third of the face.
If you are also experiencing drooping eyes or a sagging brow, you should discuss a Simoni facelift or eye surgery during your consultation.
For those with good skin elasticity and mild to moderate sagging of the jowl and neck, the mini facelift can help maintain an even and pleasing appearance until much later in the future when a full facelift could be considered.
Mini facelift results are not as permanent as full facelift results, but they will achieve the natural results that patients want without prematurely opting for a full facelift that you will have to “grow into.”
Are you a good candidate for mini facelift?
If you are in your 30s or 40s and in good health with good skin elasticity but are still experiencing sagging around the neck, jaw or cheekbone, you may be a good candidate for a mini facelift.
If you are in your 50s, 60s, or 70s and are experiencing sagging of the eyes, forehead, cheeks, jowls and neck, you may be a better candidate for the Simoni facelift or other procedures such as eye or brow surgery.
Bring up each of the issues you would like to address with Dr. Simoni in your consultation to determine the best procedure or procedures to address your concerns. Schedule an appointment for a mini facelift s by calling (310) 360-1360.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Will it Take to Recover From a Mini-Facelift?
Although smaller incisions are made during a mini-facelift, the work done under the skin to tighten the muscles can be just as extensive as a facelift. Recovery following a mini-facelift depends on the work done and can vary from patient to patient. Patients should expect to be able to be back up on their feet in a day or two. Initial bruising and swelling will resolve over the first five to seven days.
Can I Still Get a Mini-facelift if I've Already Had a Facelift?
Yes, a patient can have a mini-facelift after already having a facelift. Patients considering multiple facelifts, or mini-facelifts over time need to remember that the normal skin architecture and facial structure has to be maintained. Many times after numerous procedures, these landmarks become harder to distinguish. The key to success is a balance of not only skin tightness but also the overall volume and shape of the face – ensure your procedure is performed by a top quality facial plastic surgeon.
Will a Facelift Make My Skin Look Stretched and Thin?
A mini-facelift will not make your face appear stretched and thin, but the ultimate result will depend on the experience, skills, and technique of your surgeon. Today’s modern surgical techniques used for lifting and tightening the underlying muscle and restoring lost volume offer a more natural looking outcome, and Dr. Simoni uses these advanced surgical techniques.
How Long is the Whole Mini-facelift Process?
The total time a mini-facelift takes will vary from patient to patient. In many cases, a mini-facelift can be completed in a just a few hours.
What Kind of Anesthesia is Used for a Mini-facelift?
A mini-facelift is considered outpatient surgery. The kind of anesthesia can vary depending on the work being done. The options are local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Do I Need to Get Someone to Drive Me Home After the Mini-facelift?
Yes, you will need someone to drive you home after your procedure, and if possible have a family member or friend stay with you for a day or two post-surgery.
Can I Be Pregnant and Get a Mini-facelift?
Due to the possible weight fluctuations during pregnancy, as well as the anesthesia administered during the procedure, it is recommended that pregnant patients wait until after their child is born before undergoing any surgery, including a mini-facelift.
How Long Does a Mini-facelift Last?
A mini-facelift can help revitalize the facial appearance and reduce the signs of aging, but it does not halt the natural process. Skin and tissues will continue to age and feel the effects of sun exposure and gravity. Patients who take good care of their skin can expect to appear less aged than their peers and enjoy their appearance for many years.
Will There Be any Noticeable Scars With a Mini-facelift?
The incisions used for a mini-facelift are made behind the ear. Any scarring that occurs will be well hidden within the natural skin creases, so they are invisible once healed.
When Can I Resume Physical Activity?
Most patients feel well enough to return to work a week after their mini-facelift. Normal activities can resume in a couple of days. If you have a more strenuous job or enjoy a good workout, you will need at least three weeks to ensure a complete recovery – Dr. Simoni will give you the go-ahead for vigorous activity when you are ready.