Minimally Invasive Face Lift to Restore Your Look
At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, our skilled surgeons offer a mini facelift procedure as an alternative to the traditional surgery. This is a minimally-invasive surgery involving less lifting and facial restoration than a regular facelift. The procedure can be performed within a few hours and requires less downtime than a regular facelift.
A mini facelift can help with:
- Excess fat deposits
- Hanging jowls
- Excess skin
Expert Mini-Facelift Tailored to Meet Your Needs
During your mini facelift in St. Louis, we will address the factors that bother you and those that contribute to a tired or aged look. The procedure is done using local anesthesia. Our plastic surgeons will place your incision around your hairline along the front of the ear. Your skin is elevated enough to smooth and tighten the cheek muscles, and the excess skin is removed. Fat grafting and dermal fillers may be used to restore a youthful fullness to your face and add volume where your cheeks may have become flattened with age. The results are immediate, and you should be able to return to your daily activities in a few days.
"Great Service, Staff is phenomenal my wife went to see Doctor Boschert great surgeon very respectful. Listened to everything she wanted and results were beyond exceptional." - Tony B.
The staff are wonderful, welcoming and knowledgeable. They truely care and everyone seems to honestly enjoy what they do. The building is quite beautiful and surprisingly comforting. It is a wonderful experience. - April B.
Mini Facelifts That Help to Truly Renew Your Look
Over the years, Dr. Boschert, Dr. Craig, and Dr. Mills have helped numerous St. Louis patients achieve facial contouring with a mini facelift. The regions that appear worn are refreshed, while still maintaining your natural features.
Mini Facelift FAQs:
How Painful Is a Mini Facelift?
Receiving a mini facelift in St. Louis, MO, here at Renaissance Plastic Surgery, is generally an easy and pain-free experience. However, you may feel some slight pressure or tugging sensations during the process, which may come with some slight discomfort. Moreover, our plastic surgeons ensure that any area they work on is adequately numbed with a high-quality local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure.
After your mini facelift, you may experience some mild swelling, bruising, and soreness, but these are typically minor and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. In some cases, you may receive prescription medication to help alleviate any post-op discomfort you may feel, though this is not typically necessary.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Mini Facelift?
The recovery process for mini facelifts varies from person to person and depends on the extent of the work that is performed by our outstanding plastic surgeons. Generally speaking, you can expect any bruising, swelling, and soreness to fade within a week or two after a successful procedure. And though you may be able to return to work if your visible bruising and swelling have healed quickly within a few days, we recommend that you avoid strenuous physical activity for the full first two weeks after your mini facelift in St. Louis, MO, to ensure that you get the best possible results.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect From a Mini Facelift?
Though not as comprehensive as a complete facelift, a mini facelift is still a powerful procedure that can help you achieve the youthful, refreshed look that you want. You can expect to see smoother, more toned skin and a noticeable reduction in wrinkles and sagging jowls—all without having to go through an extensive, months-long recovery time. And depending on the extent of your surgery, you may even experience a lifting or tightening effect in areas of your face as well. Ultimately, you can expect to see a more youthful-looking version of yourself following your procedure.
How Long Do the Effects of a Mini Facelift Last?
When handled by our experienced plastic surgeons here at Renaissance Plastic Surgery, your mini facelift in St. Louis, MO, can usually last around ten years. Of course, this depends on a variety of factors, such as your lifestyle, the extent of your procedure, and even genetics. With proper self-care and skin maintenance, some of our patients find that the effects of their mini facelift can last even longer than that ten-year timeframe.
What Are the Risks Associated With a Mini Facelift Procedure?
As with an elective surgical procedure, there is some level of risk associated with mini facelifts and facelifts in general—though they are typically minor and rare. Some of these risks include adverse reactions to anesthesia, infection, scarring, nerve damage, and uneven skin pigmentation. However, when you entrust your mini facelift to the highly-experienced plastic surgeons here at Renaissance Plastic Surgery, we work to ensure that these risks are minimized as much as possible.
What Can I Do to Prepare for My Mini Facelift Procedure?
Prior to your mini facelift, it's recommended that you take the time to thoroughly read through any and all of the information provided in our patient information packet and ask any questions you may have about the procedure.
Additionally, you will want to stay well-hydrated on the days leading up to your mini facelift in St. Louis, MO, and even eliminate certain foods and drinks from your diet the week prior. Alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, as well as salty or high-fat foods, should be avoided, as they can interfere with proper blood clotting and occasionally exacerbate bruising and swelling.
Finally, it's a good idea to arrange for someone to drive you home after your mini facelift as well as help you with any daily tasks as needed during your recovery, as this will help ensure your comfort and safety during the healing process.
Are There Any Specific Aftercare Instructions for a Mini Facelift?
At your appointment, your plastic surgeon will provide you with specific aftercare instructions that are tailored to your individual procedure. Generally speaking, however, you can expect some degree of bruising and swelling in the areas around their mini facelift incisions for a few days afterward. During this time, it's important to keep these areas clean and dry to reduce the potential for infection.
Additionally, you'll want to apply cold compresses as needed and avoid any strenuous activity while also following your plastic surgeon's recommended schedule of medications and topical treatments.
Lastly, when going to sleep at night, it's recommended that you prop up your head and shoulders with pillows to minimize any swelling. And, of course, you'll want to sleep on your back throughout the first two weeks to avoid any direct pressure on the healing incision sites.
Considering a Mini Facelift in St. Louis?
If you feel you are ready to discuss your mini facelift with one of our staff, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today to find out more about your options.