Mini facelift surgery is the most common type of facelift surgery performed today. It addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the lower third of the face and restores definition to the chin by removing excess tissue and artfully tightening remaining tissue. Located in Carmel and Greenwood, Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Mark M. Hamilton, MD, FACS, offers mini facelifts for men and women who live in and around Indianapolis, IN.
What is a Mini Facelift?
Mini facelift is a term for a more limited incision facelift. Other varieties of this that often overlap include neck lift, mini lift, S-lift, submentoplasty, cheek tuck-up facelift, as well as other trademarked marketing terms. Mini facelifts offer targeted treatment to areas of concern, such as extra facial skin, early jowling or neck relaxation.
Am I a Candidate For a Mini Facelift?
These procedures are ideal for younger patients who overall are doing well but have one small problem area. These patients are typically too early for a full facelift. In addition, it is an ideal procedure for those who have had a previous facelift but would like a little tightening.
Benefits of a Mini Facelift
The benefits of mini facelifts are more limited incisions and less downtime. Incisions can often be better camouflaged or hidden. Patients can expect less bruising and swelling. Recovery time is less than with a full facelift procedure as well.
The Mini Facelift Procedure
The procedure is done in an outpatient setting. Patients can choose to have just “twilight anesthesia” or even local if they desire. Patients are able to return home that evening and often can be seen publicly within the first week. Absorbable sutures are used and these are removed or trimmed at the one week point. Patients should feel comfortable returning to all social activities shortly thereafter.
Mini Facelift Procedure Results
The duration of mini facelift results is variable depending on each patient’s anatomy, genetics and how they maintain themselves afterward. That said, most patients can expect results to last five to 10 years or more. However, patients will always appreciate some benefits for life.
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Is a Mini Facelift Right For You?
The first step to deciding if a mini facelift is right for you is to meet with Dr. Hamilton for a consultation. He will first listen to your areas of concern. After an evaluation of your anatomy, he will discuss your best options with you. He will also discuss what surgery involves, post-surgery care and short and long term expectations.
For select patients, mini facelifts offer facial rejuvenation with less risk, less downtime, and smaller incisions. Prospective patients are encouraged to call our office for more information or to set up a consultation.
How Much Does a Mini Facelift Cost in Indianapolis?
Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery seeks to make facial surgery procedures available and affordable for everyone. To accomplish this, we offer financing options and accept cash, major credit cards and personal checks for a mini facelift.
Mark M. Hamilton, MD, FACS, is recognized as one of the “top physicians” in America for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Hamilton provides his Indianapolis patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on a mini facelift or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Hamilton’s Carmel or Greenwood office, please contact us.