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A mini facelift is an anti-aging surgery that helps women who have sagging skin, wrinkles, and prominent jowls. There are many contributors to loose skin and wrinkles on the face and neck. Genetics plays a major factor in premature aging, environmental factors and stress can also contribute to skin damage, loose skin, deep jowls, wrinkles, and a “turkey neck”. A mini facelift much like a full facelift can help restore a youthful appearance. Each patient has different expectations. To learn more about what is the best approach for your cosmetic needs, schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz by calling (972) 702-8888.

Am I a candidate for a mini facelift?

Candidates for a mini facelift are men and women in their 30s and into their 80s with healthy lifestyles who wish to regain a youthful appearance to their faces.

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Mini facelift benefits

  • Improve premature aging
  • Remove deep lines and wrinkles
  • Tighten sagging skin
  • Improve jowls
  • Create a youthful appearance
  • Minimize scarring and recovery time
  • Can be combined with other facial procedures for more dramatic results

What is the difference between a mini facelift and a facelift?

Differences between a mini facelift and a full facelift include anesthetic type, the extent of dissection, and extent of incision lines. The terminology used for mini facelift versus a full facelift can sometimes be confusing. Some plastic surgeons’ definitions differ between “mini facelift” versus “full facelift”. Often even more confusing, some of the following terms can actually refer to a thread lift which is not a surgical procedure.

Lunchtime facelift
Generally refers to a thread lift which is not a surgical procedure and therefore, typically does not provide the same extent of the cosmetic surgical result.
Quick facelift
Generally refers to recovery after a facelift. Dr. Azouz’s mini and full facelift procedures utilize special medications to minimize pain, bruising, swelling, and downtime.

How is a Mini facelift performed with Dr. Azouz?

The mini-lift is performed in 2 to 3 hrs. Dr. Azouz will make a small incision to help lift the lower half of the face.The incisions are hidden behind and within the ears, and a small incision is created under the chin. Liposuction of the chin helps recreate the definition of the jawline. Loose skin along the chin, jawline, and neck can give you an older-looking appearance. Liposuction of the chin can create a more youthful look with a more defined jawline. SMAS is plicated which builds up the cheekbone and adds volume to the midface. This creates a more defined cheekbone.

During most of Dr. Azouz’s mini facelift procedures, a combination of local anesthetic and sedation will be used. This combination of anesthesia allows the patients to be comfortable during the procedure and experience less postoperative nausea and grogginess. A long-lasting local anesthetic minimizes pain post-operatively.

How long does a Mini Facelift last?

A mini-lift lasts around 10 years. If you would like the result to last longer then a full facelift is recommended since it would last nearly 20 years.

What is the cost of a mini facelift?

Each mini facelift patient has different needs and wants from their procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Azouz will create a unique surgical plan to achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Azouz offers a variety of financing options to make facelift affordable for his patients. Combining a mini Facelift with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty (nasal surgery), brow lift, neck lift, neck liposuction, ear lobe reduction, or reconstruction, otoplasty, and other aesthetic (cosmetic) surgeries can lower the overall cost of the procedure.

What plastic surgery procedures can be combined with a mini facelift?

Since the mini facelift addresses the lower half of the face, some patients combine mini lift with other plastic surgeries to obtain more dramatic results. These procedures are:

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz

If you are experiencing facial aging and would like to correct it, schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz by calling (972) 702-8888. Our Dallas office is conveniently located and with easy access to those living in the DFW area. Out of state patients are welcome, contact us to arrange your consultation and provide you with the best experience while in Dallas. Virtual consultations are available.

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