Mini Face Lift
What is a mini facelift?
A mini facelift is the perfect procedure for patients who would like to see more significant results than fillers
can offer, but do not require the drastic changes of a full facelift
. Dr. Karlinsky recommends mini facelifts for those who desire less invasive, but highly effective facial rejuvenation.
How is a mini facelift different from a regular facelift?
A mini facelift is designed to tighten the skin of your face for a smoother, more youthful appearance. During a mini facelift, Dr. Karlinsky
uses a less invasive technique for tightening facial muscles, which enables her to perform the procedure on patients under local anesthesia. Mini facelifts reduce healing and recovery time, and are more cost-effective than full facelifts
. For many patients, a mini facelift is just enough to achieve the improvements they desire.
When will I see the results of my mini facelift?
Mini facelift results are immediate, though your appearance will continue to improve as bruising and swelling subside.
How should I prepare for my mini facelift?
To optimize healing Dr. Karlinsky recommends that you quit smoking for the month surrounding your procedure. You will only receive local anesthesia for your mini facelift, though for your comfort you should arrange for a ride home after the procedure.
How is a mini facelift performed by Dr. Karlinsky?
During your mini facelift, Dr. Karlinsky will skillfully reposition and tighten the skin and muscles of your face. Facial muscles are tightened and the neck is minimally addressed during a mini facelift.
How long does a mini facelift take?
Your mini facelift will be complete in 2-3 hours.
Do I have to stay overnight for a mini facelift?
Definitely not! You will only be in our office for approximately 4-5 hours during the procedure and recovery.
How long does recovery take?
While you will notice great improvement after only few days, Dr. Karlinsky recommends that you take one week off from work to ensure optimal healing and results.
What are the mini facelift risks?
Mini facelifts are minimally invasive and pose fewer complication risks than full facelifts
. As with any surgical procedure, risk of bleeding, infection, and poor scarring are possible.
Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky’s cell phone immediately.
How long will my mini facelift last?
Proper skincare and sun protection can extend the life of your mini facelift. Most patients enjoy the positive results for several years to come.
How much does a mini facelift cost?
Mini facelifts are a very affordable option for facial rejuvenation
. Dr. Karlinsky will provide you with a detailed outline during your initial consultation.
What are Dr. Karlinsky’s patients saying about their mini facelifts?
Dr. Karlinsky’s mini facelift patients are very pleased with their results. You can read their stories here
What are the alternatives to a mini facelift?
For some, the rejuvenating effects of liquid facelifts
and facial fillers such as Botox
, or Radiesse
are enough to achieve the desired results. Patients in need of more significant facial improvements
to address facial muscles and neck rejuvenation may consider a full facelift procedure
, a neck lift
, or a brow lift