A Mini Face Lift Can Restore Youthful Aesthetics
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. Many individuals are dissatisfied with signs of aging around the face and neck, but worry that a full face lift is too extensive. Dr. Peter Fisher can perform a mini face lift at his San Antonio, TX, practice to rejuvenate your look with less recovery time than other procedures. Contact us today to find out if the mini face lift is right for you and your budget.
How is a Mini Face Lift Different?
A full face lift procedure removes and diminishes the appearance of loose skin, wrinkles, and fine lines around the eyes, cheeks, jaw, and neck by repositioning both the skin and underlying muscle. The mini face lift is a specialization of this technique to address only the lower third of the face, jowls, and upper neck. One of the many benefits of the mini facelift is that it requires much smaller incisions and less skin removal.
The results of a mini face lift are more subtle than with a full face lift or other cosmetic facial surgeries. This procedure is typically recommended for individuals in their 30s or 40s with mild to moderate signs of aging. The mini face lift can prevent or delay the need for more involved plastic surgery. There are several other factors that make up mini face lift candidacy, and Dr. Fisher can discuss them with you with a personal consultation.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
A mini face lift is performed as an outpatient procedure at our office. To ensure your comfort during the surgery, Dr. Fisher works with an anesthesiologist who will administer general anesthesia. Patients will remain unconscious throughout the procedure.
To begin, Dr. Fisher will place small incisions in front of the ears. Through these incisions, he can reposition the underlying muscle and tissue and remove excess fat. These sideburn incisions are subtler and typically heal as small, virtually invisible scars. Dr. Fisher can employ a variety of techniques, each addressing different areas of the face and neck. Depending on your particular treatment goals, Dr. Fisher may recommend and combine lift methods for the best possible rejuvenating effect. During the procedure, Dr. Fisher can also transfer fat to restore lost volume to particular areas of the face.
Some patients are able to return to work immediately after their sutures are removed.
How Long is Recovery?
Because a mini face lift is less invasive than other facial surgeries and performed as an outpatient procedure, you can return home the same day. However, you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment. Dr. Fisher will leave in a single drain for excess fluid and you should clean this out once a day. The drain and sutures are typically removed about a week after the procedure.
Some patients are able to return to work immediately after their sutures are removed. However, while recovery generally requires substantially less time than with more involved procedures, side effects like bruising, swelling, and sensitivity can last for several weeks. Dr. Fisher can further explain your recovery and help you determine the best time to return to your normal routine.
Reach Out to Us Today
Dr. Fisher strives to go the extra mile and help patients restore their youthful appearance with procedures like the mini face lift. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.Brandi