Address Loose Skin and Wrinkles with a Mini Facelift Before the HolidaysPosted on Thursday, September 21st, 2023 by Douglas M. Stevens, MD
Some years are harder on your complexion than others, and you may notice deeper wrinkles and facial hollowing more than in previous years. With the holidays fast approaching, many people turn to facial plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments to improve their appearance before Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other seasonal events. Mini facelift is an excellent procedure that can restore a youthful complexion with less scarring and a faster recovery than the traditional rhytidectomy (facelift). Our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers can address loose skin and wrinkles with mini facelift to boost your self-confidence before the holidays.
What Is a Mini Facelift?
Mini facelift can create stunning results and is less invasive than the full facelift. Also called short-scar lift or S-lift, this facial plastic surgery manipulates the tissues under the skin to elevate the underlying tissues and restore a soft, supple appearance that makes you appear several years younger. People in their late 40s and early 50s are ideal candidates for mini facelifts because they have some remaining skin elasticity with minimal jowling and loose skin.
Dr. Douglas Stevens tailors mini facelift procedures to your anatomy and cosmetic goals. He may perform the procedure at our Fort Myers office with local anesthesia or our surgical center under general anesthesia or IV sedation. He makes a short incision in the hairline just above the ears that curves down in the natural creases around the ears for discreet scarring. Dr. Stevens lifts and tightens the underlying structures and re-drapes the skin to restore a youthful appearance with supple features and a tighter facial profile. Mini facelift results can last 10 years with good skincare and sun protection.
Why Choose Mini Facelift Before the Holidays?
Traditional facelift involves longer incisions and more extensive recovery, but mini facelift requires just one to two weeks. While swelling may last up to three weeks, most patients are comfortable and happy with their facial appearance before that window. The procedure leaves less scarring concealed in the hairline and around the ears and causes less swelling, bruising, and pain because the surgical technique manipulates fewer tissues. The mini facelift surgery requires less surgery time; patients can return home faster.
These benefits make mini facelift an excellent choice for men and women looking to enhance their complexion before the holiday season is in full swing. Scheduling your mini-facelift for late October or early November gives you enough time to recover and attend family gatherings with your rejuvenated look. Not every patient is a candidate for a mini facelift as the amount of laxity varies from patient to patient. Dr. Stevens will perform a thorough exam to determine the type of facelift best suited for each individual patient.