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Mini Facelift in Dallas, TX

The Mini Procedure with
Big Results

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.

Dallas Mini Facelift with Dr. Matthew J. Trovato

Voted the best Dallas plastic surgeon for ten years in a row, Dr. Matthew J. Trovato is dedicated to unlocking each patient’s aesthetic beauty potential and achieving natural-looking, life-changing results. Call our Dallas office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew J. Trovato today!

How the Face Ages

As men and women age, our skin thins and loosens, and we either lose the fat in our face or the fat shifts around, and we lose the plump, healthy-looking skin of our youth. We’re left with hollow cheeks, saggy jowls, bags under our tired-looking eyes, and the dreaded turkey neck.

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What is a Mini Facelift?

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

Dr. Trovato's Dallas 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.

What is not addressed by a facelift?

A facelift tightens loose skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, but it will not remove the wrinkles entirely. During a facelift, the fat beneath your skin is reshaped, your skin is tightened, and the excess skin is removed. A mini-facelift will not address sun damage or wrinkles around your eyes and on your forehead, which is why many patients pair facelifts with other procedures to address additional areas of concern.

Benefits of a Mini Facelift

Looking younger is a tangible, visible benefit of having the type of mini facelift Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Trovato, specializes in. Some of the benefits include:

  • Contoured cheeks
  • Tighten loose and sagging skin
  • Smaller scars with a mini-facelift versus traditional
  • Quicker recovery than with a traditional facelift
  • Youthful glow
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence
  • Though you will continue to age, the results of a mini-facelift will last roughly a decade

Then there is the increase in self-esteem and confidence that regaining a youthful appearance will have on your general sense of self. For many patients, that is priceless.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

During your consultation

Dr. Trovato will assess your skin laxity (sagginess) and determine the best course of action for your aesthetic goal. Typically, Dallas mini facelift 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.

Mini Facelift Recovery

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.

Mini Facelift Procedure

While it may be called a Mini Facelift, it is still a major cosmetic procedure. Slightly modified from the traditional facelift, the mini facelift 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.

Mini Facelift Results

Once the swelling subsides, you should see immediate results and have an overall rejuvenated appearance. Your mini facelift results are permanent, and you can maintain your look with additional anti-aging options such as dermal fillers for maximum results.

Complementary Procedures

Since a mini-facelift will address loose skin, sagging jowls, turkey neck, and hollow cheekbones, only, many patients choose to have other procedures done at the same time to take advantage of concurrent recovery time.

Brow Lift

As we age, our brows can sag, making us look angry, tired, or sad. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, lifts the brows and smooths the forehead, improving the appearance of the areas around the eyes.


Blepharoplasty, or eye lift, removes excess skin and fat around the eyes. Blepharoplasty is an option for patients with droopy eyelids, bags above and below the eyes, or excess upper eyelid skin that blocks peripheral vision.

Neck Lift

A neck lift, or a neck rejuvenation, removes excess skin and fat around the jawline, creating a smoother, younger-looking neck.

Complementary Non-Surgical Procedures

In addition to the surgical procedures mentioned above, Dr. Trovato can also use neuromodulators (Botox) and dermal fillers to sculpt and fine-tune the contours of your face.

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Schedule your Dallas Mini Facelift consultation with Dr. Matthew J. Trovato M.D.

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 Dallas plastic surgeon and has been voted best plastic surgeon by D Magazine for eight consecutive years since 2013.

Mini Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

Will Mini Facelift hurt?

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.

What are the risks of a Mini Facelift?

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.

How much does Mini Facelift cost?

Your cost depends on what areas are being treated and the extent of the procedure. During your consultation for a mini facelift Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Trovato will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to deliver optimal results.

Will my insurance cover a Mini Facelift?

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.

Are there non-surgical options for a Mini Facelift?

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.

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

Recovery time is highly individual, but most patients can return to normal activities after 10-14 days.

Can I combine a Mini Facelift with other cosmetic treatments?

Yes. Many patients combine Dr. Trovato's Dallas Mini Facelift with a Brow Lift, Neck Lift, Blepharoplasty, and dermal fillers.

Is a Mini Facelift permanent?

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. Dallas plastic surgeon 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.

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