Have you entered into your 40s feeling like you look older? Are you experiencing sagging skin, a drooping jawline, and seeing more wrinkles? Those are some of the first signs of aging skin, and a mini facelift may be precisely what a person needs to look and feel younger. A mini facelift is less invasive when compared to a full facelift. Yet, it can still target the lower face and neck area to enhance a person's appearance and give them a fresh, new look. New Orleans men and women can tackle those early signs of age with this mini cosmetic solution that provides big results.
Dr. Jules Walters is a highly regarded, board-certified plastic surgeon in the greater New Orleans area. Dr. Walters provides numerous surgical and nonsurgical anti-aging solutions to both men and women in his state-of-the-art facility located in Metairie, LA. A mini facelift is an effective facial contouring technique that can restore a patient's youthful appearance, requiring less downtime for recovery.
Here is a more in-depth look at a mini facelift and who can get excellent facial rejuvenation help with this type of cosmetic procedure.
What can a mini facelift correct?
A mini facelift, also known as a weekend facelift, is less invasive, leaves minimal scarring, and requires less downtime. A mini facelift targets the lower quadrant of the face, noticeably one of the first areas that aging skin starts to take place. It can help minimize or eliminate:
- Sagging skin in the lower jawline
- Droopy skin in the cheek area
- Deep skin folds or creases around the mouth area
- Double chin
- Mild to moderate loose skin in the neck area
What are the five benefits of a mini facelift?
A mini facelift procedure can help men and women look years younger. It can eliminate some of the apparent signs of aging skin that most women and men begin to face in their 40s. The surgical procedure can manipulate facial skin and underlying muscles to give patients a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. Other benefits of a mini facelift procedure are:
A mini facelift can reduce the appearance of unsightly jowls and loose skin by tightening up the lower area of the face to reduce the signs of aging skin.
Less invasive and risk of complications
A mini facelift procedure is less invasive than a full facelift. With smaller incisions, it provides minimal to no visible scarring. Patients also have a lower risk of complications when compared to a traditional facelift.
Minimal side effects
Patients typically report feeling minimal pain and discomfort following the procedure. Patients may experience slight bruising and swelling. Any side effects will begin to dissipate within a week.
It usually takes about a month to recover from a traditional facelift fully. A mini facelift generally takes about a week or two. Some patients even schedule their mini facelift on a Friday, then return to work on Monday.
Complements other procedures
A mini facelift can provide dramatic results, while being easily paired with other nonsurgical procedures, like BOTOX® or dermal fillers. Patients can achieve overall facial rejuvenation when combining a mini facelift with other cosmetic procedures. BOTOX can smooth out the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the forehead or brow area. Dermal fillers such as Restylane® or Juvéderm® can restore youthful fullness to the cheek area, as well as underneath the eyes. A mini facelift can also be combined with a brow lift or eyelid lift for a more pleasing aesthetic outcome.
Am I the right candidate for a mini facelift?
An experienced, qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Walters can help determine the right facelift option for every patient. The ideal candidates for a mini facelift are:
- Younger patients in their 30s, 40s, or 50s
- Have minimal loose skin in the lower face or neck area
- Have good skin laxity
For patients with more significant amounts of sagging skin or other aesthetic needs, a full facelift may be necessary for the right results. Working with an expert plastic surgeon, like Dr. Walters, is the first step in determining the correct facial rejuvenation procedure every patient may need. He will listen to a patient's concerns and discuss every possible option during a private one-on-one consultation.
Men and women can tackle the early signs of aging with a mini facelift. Dr. Walters can create a more youthful appearance for patients with this less invasive option, so they love how they look again. If you are on the quest to look younger or fight the signs of getting older, then a mini facelift may be the cosmetic answer you need. If you live in the greater New Orleans area and want to learn more about a mini facelift procedure, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jules Walters at his premier surgical facility in Metairie, LA.