Why Choose A Mini Facelift?

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you are one of the many who look into a mirror and are beginning to see significant signs of aging but you’re not ready for major surgery, don’t be alarmed, you are not alone.

Mini Facelift

While there have been some great advents in non-surgical technology to provide skin tightening, at the end of the day, for some of us, these just won’t offer the more dramatic results you may be looking for.  So what option does that leave us with?  The Mini Facelift.

Many patients in who are seeking a mini facelift in Houston will often ask what the difference is between a full facelift and a mini facelift and why they should opt for one instead of the other.  Although both are considered surgical procedures, 5 Pros of a mini facelift include:

  1. Less Invasive: Since a mini facelift typically only addresses the lower portion of the face (mainly the jowls, neck and chin) smaller and fewer incisions are necessary
  2. Local Anesthesia: Unlike a full traditional facelift which requires general anesthesia, a mini facelift may be performed with local anesthesia or light sedation
  3. Shorter Procedure Time:  A mini facelift may be performed in under 90 minutes vs. the 4-6 hours needed for a full facelift
  4. Less Downtime: Since the procedure is less invasive than a facelift, mini facelift patients are back to normal activities within a week or so
  5. Less Expensive: Because there are no hospital or anesthesia costs and less time is necessary to perform the procedure, mini facelifts often cost less money

An ideal candidate for a mini facelift in Houston is someone who has moderate to severe skin laxity, wrinkles or jowling in the lower facial area and neck line.  Patients who have significant skin laxity all over the face, sagging cheeks, and heavy wrinkling over the eyes and brows should consider a full traditional facelift vs. a mini facelift.  If you are interested in finding out more about mini facelifts in the Sugar Land, Katy or Pearland area, please contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation!

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