Many people wish to reverse the changes that come with aging, like wrinkles and jowls. However, some of the available face rejuvenation techniques are invasive and risky. The good news is that a Scottsdale mini face lift can offer dramatic results with minimal side effects. This article explores the minimally-invasive procedure and its benefits compared to a conventional face lift.
Minimally-invasive and safer
Unlike a traditional face lift, a mini face lift involves minute incisions around the ear to elevate sagging skin. The surgeon inserts tools through the cuts around your ear and hairline. The incision enables your specialist to raise muscular tissues and remove excess fat.
A mini face lift is minimally-invasive and safer since it requires several minute incisions. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. That eliminates the potential issues for people sensitive to general anesthesia.
A faster process with a shorter downtime
A traditional face lift takes hours and often requires the patient to stay overnight for observation. But a surgeon can perform a mini-facelift in forty minutes to one and a half hours in an outpatient setting.
A conventional facelift involves moving tissues in deeper layers of the skin. It can cause nerve and muscular tissue complications in extreme cases. Your recovery could be uncomfortable due to side effects like swelling and bruising.
A mini face lift will not only take less time to complete, but it also has a shorter downtime. Since it is minimally invasive, it has a lower risk of complications, and recovery is faster.
Most patients can return to their daily routine after a few days of rest. A traditional facelift typically takes two weeks and has a higher risk of infection and damage.
Achieves better results for mild signs of aging
Traditional face lift often applies techniques that focus on lifting only the skin. The results may not produce the best results for mild jowls, wrinkles, and loss of facial volume.
The approach used by surgeons in the past could cause the face to look taut and unnatural. A traditional facelift is more suited for addressing severe signs of aging.
Despite being non-invasive and safe, a mini face lift produces natural-looking results. The surgical process lifts the skin and the surrounding muscular and fat tissue.
Additionally, the cuts for a mini face lift leave minimal scarring and are virtually invisible. That results in better facial contours and less taut skin with reduced wrinkles.
A mini face lift offers the results for mild to moderate signs of aging including:
- Sagging skin on your lower face and neck
- Jowls and nasal folds
- Loss of facial volume
- Jawline fat and sagging skin
A less expensive procedure
Another advantage of a mini face lift is that it is usually half the cost of a mini face lift. That is because a surgical specialist requires less time and resources to complete the procedure. A full facelift is an inpatient procedure making it more expensive.
A mini face lift can produce comparable results for people in their 40s and 50s at a fraction of the cost. But your plastic surgeon will discuss your needs and preferences before crafting a suitable skin rejuvenation treatment.
To find out if a mini face lift is right for you, call Arizona Ocular & Facial Plastic Surgery or schedule your appointment online.