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What Makes A Mini Facelift Procedure Different?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Are you worried you may be seeing the early signs of getting older? Are you experiencing a drooping jawline, sagging cheeks, or loose skin around your neck area? These are some of the first signs of aging, and a mini facelift procedure may be all you need to look and feel younger. Mini facelift surgery is also known as a "weekend facelift" because it is less invasive than a full facelift procedure. A mini facelift targets the neck and lower face area to enhance your appearance and give you a fresh, new look. Individuals can tackle early signs of aging while forgoing a full facelift. This mini solution gives patients dramatic results along with a quicker, easier recovery. 

A highly regarded plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is the Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIP Plastic Surgery. Dr. Khorsandi provides this fantastic anti-aging solution to both men and women. When individuals look older, it can make them feel older, so considering a mini facelift procedure can be the right answer. This less invasive but effective facial contouring technique can restore a patient's youthful appearance while requiring less downtime to recover. Here is a detailed look at how a mini facelift can make a big difference in how you look.

Face the facts

Facial rejuvenation with a facelift procedure has been a cosmetic helper for decades and can take years off a person's appearance. With surgical today’s advancements, there are now variations of facial contouring other than a traditional facelift procedure to tighten loose skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. Starting in our 30s, our facial skin begins to change due to a decrease in collagen production. Collagen is the protein agent our body naturally produces that keeps our skin looking plump, tight, and voluminous. Over time, our skin begins to lose elasticity and looks loose or saggy in appearance. To remove those signs of aging, individuals can consider a mini facelift to look years younger. 

The right candidate for a mini facelift

Qualified, experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi will customize the proper facelift procedure for each patient. During your consultation, he will listen to your aesthetic goals and determine if you are a good candidate for a mini facelift. Candidates for mini facelift surgery need to have sufficient skin elasticity to get optimal results. With the natural process of aging, most women and some men struggle with lax skin in the lower portion of their face and neck. Static lines, also known as laugh lines, make an appearance around the mouth, and minor jowls or sagging skin form around the jawline. A person's neck can also begin to droop. Candidates interested in a mini facelift are typically in their 30s or 40s and have minor issues with these types of cosmetic changes to their face. 

Big facts about a mini facelift

One of the perks of this variation of a traditional facelift is that a mini facelift offers a less invasive option. Patients who have minimal skin laxity and wrinkles can enhance specific areas with mini facelift surgery. Patients can benefit from:

A quicker recovery period

Minimal to no visible scarring

Minimal side effects

A lower risk of complications

Other anti-aging therapy options like BOTOX® or dermal fillers can be added to a mini facelift procedure once a patient has completely healed from the surgery. These "liquid facelift" agents can complement a patient's mini facelift results by smoothing out additional fine lines or wrinkles and adding facial volume to the surface of the skin. Patients can enjoy an overall rejuvenated, younger look from the combination of these noninvasive cosmetic powerhouses when done in conjunction with a mini facelift. 

Picking the right facelift for you

The right plastic surgeon, who is experienced and qualified like Dr. Khorsandi, will determine the right solution for you. Patients with minimal loose skin or neck skin laxity are good candidates for a mini facelift. Younger patients in their 30s, 40s, or 50s can benefit from a mini facelift procedure if they have a small amount of loose skin that needs to be tightened. A full facelift may be necessary if patients have larger amounts of saggy skin and other aesthetic needs to achieve the look they want. Working with an expert like Dr. Khorsandi is the first step in determining the right facial rejuvenation procedure for you. 

You can tackle the early signs of aging with a mini facelift procedure and look years younger. Dr. Khorsandi can creatively restore a more youthful appearance for Las Vegas-area men and women so they can love how they look again. A mini facelift may be the cosmetic answer for you in your quest for a younger-looking appearance. If you are curious if a mini facelift procedure can help you reach your aesthetic goals, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Khorsandi at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, today.  

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.