Depending on factors, including your age and the specific facial issues needing correction, a mini facelift is an option that may be appropriate. To fully understand which facelift procedure will enable you to achieve the outcome you desire, you’ll need a consultation with our skilled board-certified facelift surgeons in Charlotte, Gastonia, Shelby, Hickory, Lake Norman and surrounding cities. In the meantime, it is important to understand the difference between different facelift procedures.
The Names Say It All
In essence, the difference between a traditional facelift and a mini-facelift is the section of the facial structure that will be addressed. The general idea of a facelift is to use surgery to separate skin, tissue and muscle so tissue can be tightened, removed or contoured as needed. This approach makes it possible to achieve a more lasting effect than is possible through dermal injections or other procedures and to address issues that other techniques cannot successfully remedy.
A mini facelift is basically the same type of procedure as the full facelift, with the mid-section of the face being treated. Less tissue is removed or adjusted, and it requires less time to perform.