Typically, when you mention the word facelift, what immediately comes to mind is the full or traditional facelift. But in actuality, there are various facelift techniques, and one of these is the mini facelift. What is a mini lift? This procedure is sometimes called short scar facelift and minimal incision facelift because the incisions are shorter than a traditional facelift, which means less scarring, and the procedure itself is less invasive compared to a full lift.
Who is the ideal candidate for a short scar facelift?
The ideal candidate for this procedure is someone with mild to moderate skin laxity on the lower third of their face. And usually, these are adults in their 40’s and 50’s. Capital Facial Plastic Surgery’s resident facial plastic surgeon Dr. Adam E. Singleton, M.D., shares that if the procedure is timed perfectly, it could save you from a traditional facelift treatment in the future.
Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity who have been thinking about undergoing a traditional facelift sometimes choose a mini facelift instead to see if the results are what they expected and to also serve as a “practice procedure” that will get them ready for the traditional lift.
On the other hand, patients who have undergone a traditional facelift choose a minimal incision facelift treatment when they notice their skin losing its elasticity once again. This helps them maintain results from their traditional facelift.
But whether you’re maintaining full facelift results or you’re preparing yourself for a traditional facelift, a consultation with a licensed and board-certified facial plastic surgeon is the initial step. This consultation will allow the surgeon to thoroughly examine your skin condition, study your facial features, review your medical history, and determine if a mini facelift is the right treatment for you or if another treatment is better. Open and honest communication with your surgeon will help them identify the best treatment(s) for you and likewise help you achieve your treatment goals.
For your reference, results from a short scar facelift procedure usually last up to ten years.
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Are you eager to reclaim your youthful glow? Please feel free to call Capital Facial Plastic Surgery at (240) 630-8175 to schedule a mini facelift consultation with Dr. Adam E. Singleton, MD. You may also click here to schedule your appointment.