There are several ways to delay the effects of aging from appearing on your face. Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport, fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane, and various minimally invasive treatments can keep your skin looking young and fresh.
However, at some point, maintaining that youthful look requires more than just a lunchtime appointment. Patients looking for more dramatic results than non-surgical treatments may find their perfect solution through a mini facelift.
Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center serves patients from Sacramento, CA, and beyond, including Tahoe, Modesto, Truckee, San Jose, and the Bay Area, with cosmetic procedures that work for their individual needs.
Our medical director, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Kaniff, specializes in providing patients with natural-looking facial plastic surgery.
Achieving natural-looking results requires choosing the correct procedure for each patient’s specific needs. Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center offers patients procedures like mini facelift surgery to meet that goal.
What Is a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift focuses on the more common concerns of skin laxity in the cheeks and jawline. While the results are more subtle than those of a traditional facelift, a mini facelift procedure still dramatically improves the loose skin and signs of aging that affect the middle and lower part of the face.
Often referred to as a “weekend facelift,” a mini facelift surgery requires fewer incisions and less downtime than a full facelift.
What Skin Concerns Can a Mini Facelift Address?
Any surgical procedure Dr. Kaniff performs is customized to each patient, addressing their specific skin concerns and needs. Some of the signs of aging a mini facelift can resolve include:
- Skin laxity around the mouth
- Loose skin in the lower face and neck that creates jowls
- Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
- Poor jawline definition
- Vertical bands around the neck
During your pre-surgery consultation, Dr. Kaniff will discuss your biggest concerns and the best methods to address them.
What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Mini Facelift?
There are many reasons patients choose a mini facelift procedure over a standard facelift. Oftentimes, patients just aren’t ready for complete facial rejuvenation. In addition, a mini facelift addresses the early signs of aging with some benefits not found in other procedures.
In a mini facelift procedure at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center, Dr. Kaniff uses fewest number of incisions necessary to yield the best results. Dr. Kaniff discreetly places an incision in the scalp just above the ear. That incision then follows the ear’s natural curve to the earlobe and is barely visible once fully healed.
Only Local Anesthesia
While some patients choose general anesthesia for their mini facelift surgery, that’s only due to personal preference. A mini facelift is less invasive than a full facelift, and patients only require a local anesthetic.
Local anesthesia allows for fewer special preparations and a faster recovery overall.
Since mini facelift surgery uses smaller incisions and a local anesthetic, patients can go home the day of their procedure. For many patients who juggle work obligations and a busy family life, a mini facelift fits more easily into their schedule than a full facelift.
While it’s still surgery, a mini facelift procedure is less invasive than a full facelift, so patients recover faster and experience less discomfort. In addition, most patients only require three to five days of rest after a mini facelift, while the recovery period for a complete facelift takes weeks.
Most patients return to light activities within one week and more strenuous activities and exercise within a few weeks of mini facelift surgery.
With a mini facelift through Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center, there’s no risk of your face looking too tight, unrecognizable, or “windswept.” Instead, Dr. Kaniff makes strategic, precise adjustments to your facial tissues, treating the causes of early aging while still maintaining your natural beauty.
A mini facelift provides patients with a firmer, more youthful appearance and a more defined cheek and jawline. As a result, patients appear refreshed, not redone.
Pairs Well with Other Procedures
Patients who have skin concerns beyond those that a mini facelift addresses often pair the procedure with other adjustments, which Dr. Kaniff can perform at the same time. These procedures may include eyelid surgery, a brow lift, fat grafting, or dermal fillers.
A mini facelift doesn’t require the medical expenses of a full facelift. Since patients don’t require general anesthesia, a hospital stay, or an extended period off work, the procedure is considerably less expensive than a full facelift.
Who Is a Candidate for a Mini Facelift?
At Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center, we want each patient to be thrilled with the results of their procedure. Therefore, during your initial consultation with Dr. Kaniff, we will evaluate your concerns, current skin condition, and other factors that determine the best strategy for your needs.
Patients who still retain some of their skin’s elasticity but have mild to moderate facial and upper neck skin laxity, along with other signs of aging, see the best results from a mini facelift.
Book Your Mini Facelift Consultation with Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center
Determining if a mini facelift is the best procedure for you requires an evaluation by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kaniff. Kaniff Medical Center is located in Sacramento, CA, but patients travel from Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Pacifica, Bodega, the Oregon border, and beyond to seek Dr. Kaniff’s expertise.
Call or contact us online today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kaniff and learn how a mini facelift can restore a natural, youthful appearance.