Learn more about the Mini Facelift with Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato M.D.
Determining if you are a good fit for a Mini Facelift depends on the amount of sagging skin you may have and how much laxity is concentrated on your lower face. The difference between a complete facelift and Mini Facelift is the number of incisions used, and the lower neck is not addressed during this procedure. Additionally, there is 40 percent less scarring because of the shorter and smaller incisions.
Like a traditional facelift, the Mini Facelift concentrates on the lower half of your face, focusing on the correction of sagging skin to the jowls and jawline areas
The Mini Facelift is an ideal option for patients who no longer receive optimal results from their injectable treatments. While the procedure is less invasive than a complete facelift, the Mini Facelift packs a dramatic punch, giving patients remarkable long-lasting results.
During your consultation
Dr. Trovato will assess your skin laxity (sagginess) and determine the best course of action for your aesthetic goal. Typically, patients in their 40 to 50s tend to see more obvious signs of aging along the jawline and the midfacial area and can see significant improvement without undergoing a full facelift.
Because your incisions are smaller, you are less prone to scarring. However, you will experience common side effects of minor bruising, swelling, and discomfort after your surgery. Dr. Trovato will prescribe pain medications to help manage your pain. Your sutures remain in place for up to ten days or until Dr. Trovato removes them. You should expect four to six weeks of recovery.
While it may be called a Mini Facelift, it is still a major cosmetic procedure. Slightly modified from the traditional facelift, the Mini involves fewer incisions with less excess skin removed. Once you are under anesthesia (general or local), Dr. Trovato makes small incisions around your ears and hairline. Your underlying tissue is lifted and pulled up while excess tissue is removed. Dr. Trovato will then suture the incisions and provide a bandage to mitigate swelling.
Once the swelling subsides, you should see immediate results and have an overall rejuvenated appearance. Your results are permanent, and you can maintain your look with additional anti-aging options such as dermal fillers for maximum results.
Discover if a Mini Facelift is the best option for your sagging skin, jowls, and jawline. Call today and arrange a meet and greet with Dr. Trovato to determine your best course of action. Dr. Trovato is a skilled board-certified surgeon and has been voted best plastic surgeon by D Magazine for eight consecutive years since 2013.
You will be under either local or general anesthesia during the procedure and won’t feel anything during your surgery. However, post-surgery you will experience pain, swelling, and bruising.
The Mini Facelift is still considered major surgery. However, complications are rare. Mild side effects include swelling, bruising, and minor pain. Severe side effects may include infection at the incision site and excessive bleeding.
Your cost depends on what areas are being treated and the extent of the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Trovato will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to deliver optimal results.
Elective cosmetic procedures are typically not covered by health insurance. However, Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato M.D., offers financing and payment options for your convenience.
During your discussion with Dr. Trovato, you can explore if non-surgical procedures may more properly align with your aesthetic goals. Some non-surgical approaches include Botox injections, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, and ultherapy.
Your Mini Facelift is permanent and will last up to 10 years. However, as you gradually age, you may need routine maintenance to improve any loss of volume. Dr. Trovato can guide you through the neuromodulator and injectables journey for optimal results.
Experience what it feels like to walk into a room knowing you look your best. Matthew J. Trovato MD has been Dallas’ best plastic surgery experience for nearly a decade. Discover why by scheduling a consultation today.