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A mini facelift in Newport Beach is a less-invasive modern version of the conventional facelift and requires less recovery time. Facelifts are well-known cosmetic procedures used to achieve a youthful facial appearance, but not every patient requires a full facelift to achieve their desired degree of rejuvenation.
A mini facelift is a skin-tightening procedure used to target sagging excess skin, mainly on the jaw and neck area. The core difference between a traditional facelift and a mini facelift is the size of the incision. A smaller incision is made and ends behind the ear without extending into the hairline, unlike with a conventional full facelift.
Who Is It For?
A consultation with Dr. Rami Batniji is the best way to determine which facial procedure is best suited to your specific requirement. There are certain cases where a mini facelift is the more ideal option:
- Younger patients showing only the beginning signs of aging can benefit from a mini facelift. This can prevent excessive sagging and loose muscles that would later need more extensive correction.
- A person with excess skin only on the jaw, chin, or neck area would benefit more from a mini facelift than from its traditional counterpart.
- People apprehensive of large post-surgical marks can opt for a mini facelift, which leaves a much smaller mark that is easier to camouflage.
The Benefits of a Mini Facelift
Because the mini facelift is less invasive, it is easier on the patient’s tissues than a full facelift. It does not require general anesthesia, only local anesthesia with sedation. It has a shorter surgery time and smaller incisions. Recovery after a mini facelift surgery is also quicker and easier, with little to no pain.
First, local anesthesia with sedation is administered to the patient to ensure a comfortable and pain-free procedure. Dr. Batniji will proceed with a small incision at the base of the hairline, extending until behind the ear.
He will then remove excess skin and fat and tighten loose muscles. The remaining tissues will be tightened for a more sculpted and defined look. Finally, the incisions will be closed with sutures.
Recovery and Healing After a Mini Facelift
A follow-up checkup is scheduled in 1-2 days after the surgery to ensure that healing is progressing as expected. Patients can move around within a couple of days. Painkillers can be prescribed for tenderness or pain if they are present. Swelling and bruising will also be present for a time.
Avoiding strenuous physical activity is recommended for a period of 2 weeks. Work and routine activities can be resumed within 1-2 weeks.
The Cost of a Mini Facelift
The price of a mini facelift procedure is generally less than that of a full facelift. The exact cost will vary depending on the amount of tissue removed, the time required to perform the surgery, and various other factors.
Set up your consultation with Dr. Rami Batniji regarding the mini facelift in Newport Beach – contact our office today to arrange your appointment.