Mini Facelift in Dayton, OH
Not everyone who is noticing signs of aging on their face is in need of a full facelift. Some of our patients only need to lift sagging skin on the lower part of their face, in which case a mini facelift is perfect. Here at Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons, we provide mini facelifts for the men and women who live in Dayton and other nearby cities in Ohio.
What Is a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift smooths and lifts the skin lying from the top of the cheekbone just underneath the eyes to below the jawline. It is somewhat less invasive than a full facelift and is preferred for anyone who has only minor signs of aging who is not quite ready for a full facelift.
Benefits of a Mini Facelift
A mini facelift can:
- Smooth skin on the lower face to remove fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin
- Provide a younger-looking appearance with less downtime than a traditional facelift
- Give you very natural-looking results, essentially transforming you into a younger version of yourself
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for a Mini-Facelift?
Anyone who notices minor signs of aging and is in good health can be an ideal candidate for a mini facelift.
What do I Need to do Before a Mini Facelift?
You will be given pre-operative instructions during your consultation. Those instructions may include avoiding sun exposure or forgoing treatments such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels for two to four weeks beforehand.
What Should I Expect on the Day of my Mini Facelift?
One of our surgeons will administer local anesthesia to ensure you do not feel a thing. One or more incisions will be made in your hairline or behind your ears, allowing the doctor to access skin, fat, and other tissues. These tissues are then pulled tight and secured with stitches or dissolvable staples. A gauze dressing may be applied over top of your stitches as well.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Mini Facelift?
The procedure will take between one and two hours, after which time you will be free to leave our office.
What to Expect After a Mini Facelift
Some patients report feeling sore in the jaw or cheek area for a few days following a mini facelift. You may want to eat soft foods during this time to prevent additional discomfort.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Mini Facelift?
Any scars you have will not be visible, as they will be hidden by your hair or the contours of your ear.
When Will I See the Results?
You will notice some results almost instantly, with the final results being seen once stitches and/or gauze dressings are removed.
How Long Will the Results of a Mini Facelift Last?
Although a mini facelift will help you look younger, it does not completely halt the aging process. You will continue to age, but from your younger base, meaning you can expect to look 10, 15, or even 20 years younger for some time to come.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Mini Facelift Results
A mini facelift is often performed in conjunction with a forehead lift or neck lift to provide a more youthful appearance. Lip augmentations or one of our dermal filler procedures might also be ideal if you do not wish to undergo an additional surgery.
How Much Does a Mini Facelift Cost in Dayton?
Because you may have different needs than any other patient, we will not be able to discuss the exact cost with you until after your consultation. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are always accepted for any of the procedures we offer, and many of our patients will also qualify for low-interest financing.
Sometimes, small changes are all that is needed to make a dramatic difference. If you are looking for a relatively minor cosmetic surgery that will help you shave years off of your appearance, a mini facelift could be right for you. Patients in and around Dayton, OH are encouraged to contact Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons to schedule a consultation.