How Does a Mini Facelift Differ From a Full Facelift?

Mini facelift mini facelift is a procedure that can help roll back the clock without requiring a lot of downtime. If you’re interested in lifting your facial features but are concerned about the downtime and recovery associated with it, a mini facelift may be the perfect solution for you. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between mini and full facelifts.

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is a minor surgery that helps reduce signs of aging. It can improve the appearance of jowls, wrinkles, and skin sagging. A mini facelift focuses on the middle and lower parts of the face. It involves removing some excess skin and fat and lifting the remaining skin to a higher position for a younger appearance. It may also include using dermal fillers to add extra volume to the cheek and smile line areas.

A mini facelift doesn’t address issues in the top third of the face. So, it’s a great way to tighten the jawline, upper neck, and cheeks. One of the big advantages of a mini facelift is the fast recovery. It only requires a few days of downtime and a couple of weeks for full recovery.

Full Facelift

full facelift is a more extensive procedure and is considered major surgery. It treats the same areas as the mini facelift but does so more comprehensively by removing more skin and fat, along with deeper tissue tightening. In addition, many people who opt for a full facelift elect to include an eye lift (blepharoplasty), brow lift, rhinoplasty, or other procedures at the same time. So, a full facelift gives you more dramatic results.

However, with more dramatic results comes a more complex surgery. A full facelift includes considerable muscle tightening, fat removal, skin removal, and other types of facial contouring based on your individual needs. The end goal is a fully revitalized-looking face. After a full facelift, you may need around two weeks of recovery time, depending on the extent of your procedure.

Which Type of Facelift is Right for You?

Knowing which facelift is right for you can be challenging; that’s where our experienced Renaissance Plastic Surgery specialists come in. We can discuss your treatment goals, evaluate your facelift candidacy, explain the specifics of both options and support you in making your decision.

Contact our office in St. Peters, MO, at 636-896-0600 or reach out online to book your consultation now.

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