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As we age, facial tissue loses support and elasticity, jowls begin to form, folds around the mouth deepen and the neck looses its contour.

The Mini Face Lift is designed to reverse the effects of aging by re-positioning the facial structures to where they were in previous years, providing more youthful facial contours. The Mini Face Lift results in a younger appearance, but not quite the look sometimes associated with a full face lift.


What Is the Mini Facelift?

The mini facelift is a relatively new technique. Also known as the weekend facelift, or the S facelift; it could be performed quickly and involves a shorter recovery period than traditional facelift surgery.

The mini facelift focuses on specific areas of the face, such as the neck and the lower face. Using smaller incisions, Dr. Kouli lifts and repositions facial tissue to achieve optimal results.


Who gets a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is appropriate for patients who are just beginning to experience the first signs of aging, but do not want to undergo a major surgery. In general, those who opt for this procedure are patients in their 40s. Usually they want to remove minor sagging or drooping around the cheeks, jowls, and neck area.


Full Facelift vs. Mini Facelift

Full facelift surgery is appropriate for patients who would like to improve their appearance by reducing wrinkles and sagging throughout their full face. On the other hand, the mini facelift is dedicated to patients who wish to reduce sagging areas only in specifically targeted areas.
Mini facelift procedures cannot address areas such as the forehead or brow.


How long does it take to recover from a Mini Facelift?

Since a mini facelift is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery time is much shorter than the full face lift, with less bruising and swelling. Patients are typically able to go back to work in 3-4 days.


Can additional procedures be performed with a mini-facelift?

Several cosmetic procedures can enhance the rejuvenating effect of a mini-facelift. If the upper portion of the face needs to be addressed, blepharoplasty or a brow lift may be considered.

Laser treatments and chemical peels can be combined with a mini-facelift to improve the skin’s texture and reduce fine wrinkles.

Additionally, Botox® and Restylane® treatments might be suitable supplements.

Dr. Kouli can advise you as to which procedures might best be combined with a mini-facelift in order to achieve the results you desire.

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