A facelift procedure is much simpler to perform than most people think. Whether it’s a traditional full facelift or a different technique, the patient generally experiences positive results that are above expectations. The big question we often hear concerns the difference between a traditional facelift and a mini facelift. We’ll answer that question here, and we’ll give you some important information regarding who benefits the most from a mini facelift. Although it’s a simple procedure, you need to know as much as possible before considering whether to have this procedure performed.
Candidates for a Mini Facelift
As the name implies, a mini facelift isn’t as aggressive a procedure as a full-blown lift. A traditional facelift involves the removal of excess fat and the repositioning of muscle tissue. In some cases, muscle tissue is also removed. When the skin is draped back over the subcutaneous tissue, it is pinned and anchored. This means that the subcutaneous tissue as well as the skin is lifted when the skin is pulled upward to the incision line.
A mini facelift isn’t as dramatic a procedure as a traditional lift. Those who experience a bit of sagging on the lower cheeks and along the jawline will usually also be dealing with the appearance of small vertical folds that extend down the cheeks on the sides of the mouth. If there is no severe wrinkling on the cheeks, this procedure may be all that is required to fix these problems. Candidates should be in overall good health and with no prominent skin conditions, particularly on the facial skin.
During the Consultation
We’ll examine the face closely and note the skin thickness, the amount of fat deposited beneath the cheeks and the overall texture and firmness of the skin itself. If we determine that a mini facelift can help smooth the skin on the face and eliminate creases and sagging, we will schedule a treatment date. In the days leading up to the procedure, we will advise the patient on how to cleanse the facial skin as well as how they can prepare.
Get a More Youthful Appearance
A simple cosmetic procedure, a mini facelift with our trusted plastic surgeon at H-MD Medical Spa in OKC can have a dramatically positive effect on your appearance and make you look years younger. Contact our office in Oklahoma City today to schedule a consultation and get all the facts on this popular procedure.