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Mini Facelift Surgery:
When Less is More

Our team of double board-certified facial plastic surgeons comprised of Dr. Jason Litner and Dr. Peyman Solieman, recommends mini facelifts to correct targeted areas such as hollow cheeks, fatty deposits in jowls, prominent nasolabial folds and loose skin on the neck. The mini facelift is performed under local sedation to quicken recovery and reduce downtime. Drs. Litner and Solieman are proud to offer patients incredible rejuvenating results with the LA mini facelift procedure.

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Which Facelift is Right for You?

Written by Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman

Countless doctors today are offering a variety of trendy facelift procedures, selling patients on the latest treatments regardless of each patient’s specific needs. While keeping abreast of the latest trends, Drs. Litner and Solieman pride themselves on providing their patients with the optimal treatment for their unique situation, rather than pushing them toward the “in fashion” procedure of the moment.

Drs. Litner and Solieman often see patients whose facial wrinkles are too deep to be effectively removed with injectable fillers, yet they do not wish to undergo a full facelift. As an alternative, our Profile Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeons may recommend a mini facelift or their innovative proprietary Hybrid Facelift. When the surgeons perform a mini facelift, they operate using strategically placed minor incisions to decrease residual scarring, allowing them to achieve noticeable, natural-looking results that last for years.

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Why Choose Profiles Beverly Hills for Your Mini Facelift Surgery?

Drs. Litner and Solieman perform every procedure together, including their mini facelifts, at their accredited Los Angeles practice and surgical facility. When it comes to facial plastic surgery, minute decisions can change the surgical result from good to excellent. Over the years, our surgeons have learned to build off each other’s respective strengths, complementing each other’s skills for the sole benefit of the patient. We believe it is in part because of their teamwork that Drs. Litner and Solieman are considered among the highest-rated facial plastic surgeons in L.A., maintaining a low revision rate.

Mini facelifts are not as complex as full facelift procedures. However, there are still some potential risks and temporary side-effects that you should take into consideration.

Some of these include:

  • Bleeding and hematomas
  • Minimal risk of infection and nerve injury
  • Temporary hardening of the incision
  • Scarring
  • Skin discoloration

At Profiles, we do everything in our power to minimize side effects. We have years of experience successfully performing mini lifts and we do our utmost to provide our patients with the results they have been longing for.

Mini Facelift vs. Traditional Full Facelift

Drs. Litner and Solieman will recommend a particular procedure only after considering your unique needs and desires. They typically recommend a mini facelift over a Hybrid Facelift to patients who show relatively fewer signs of aging, have fewer wrinkles and loose/sagging facial skin. During a mini facelift procedure, small incisions are made, through which facial muscles are tightened and the skin is redraped. While general anesthesia is administered during traditional full facelift surgery, a mini facelift requires just local anesthesia with sedation, reducing recovery time substantially.

During your private consultation, Drs. Solieman and Litner will examine your skin and facial muscle condition, understand your expectations and help you choose a procedure that can best match your goals using 3D modeling to visualize how you will look after surgery.

Candidates for the Mini Facelift

Patients who choose a mini facelift are often younger than those who seek the traditional full facelift surgery, which means that signs of aging are less significant. The best candidates are those who suffer from skin and muscle looseness especially around the jowl line while the neck remains relatively tight.

Mini facelifts are typically performed on patients in their late thirties to mid-fifties. In some cases, patients who had previously undergone a primary traditional facelift procedure that would like to touch up and extend the results, find that a mini facelift is a good option.

Risks Associated with Mini Facelift Surgery

Mini facelifts are not as complex as full facelift procedures. However, there are still some potential risks and temporary side-effects that you should take into consideration.

Some of these include:

  • Bleeding and hematomas
  • Minimal risk of infection and nerve injury
  • Temporary hardening of the incision
  • Scarring
  • Skin discoloration
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Main Advantages of Mini Facelifts

A mini facelift can be a great solution for a variety of patients as the treatment offers distinct benefits. Benefits of a mini facelift include:

  • Performed under local anesthesia
  • Quicker recovery time than a traditional facelift
  • Requires smaller incisions than a traditional facelift
  • Minimally invasive, leaving minimal signs of scarring
  • Involves less bleeding and numbness during and after the procedure
  • Less tissue damage, resulting in fewer potential risks
  • Less costly than a full facelift

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Recovery Time

The recovery time, though shorter than that of a traditional facelift, is equally important to final results. Patients should plan to take about one week off work and their normal routine for recovery and should refrain from strenuous physical activity for at least two weeks after surgery.

Mini Facelift Results

Results of your mini facelift are nearly immediate and can last up to 10 years. Drs. Litner and Solieman are always sure to stress to their patients that a mini facelift does not heed as dramatic results as does the Hybrid Facelift surgery. A mini facelift, nonetheless, will leave you feeling and looking more youthful and invigorated. As with all surgeries they perform, the doctors at PROFILES Beverly Hills are attentive to providing the most natural results for your mini facelift so that you do not look overdone. For more information on the mini facelift or other cosmetic procedures that suit your needs, contact our office today.

FAQs

  • Is a Mini Facelift Painful?

    As a general rule, less invasive procedures tend to produce lower grades of discomfort. During a full facelift, patients may experience mild to moderate pain. Mini facelifts are not as complex, so the discomfort can usually be managed with over the counter analgesics.

  • How Long Does a Mini Facelift Last?

    After the recovery stage has passed, you will look youthful and refreshed. However, there are many factors that affect the longevity of a mini facelift. At PROFILES Beverly Hills, Drs. Litner and Solieman perform mini facelifts that last up to 10 years. Learn more by booking a consultation today.

  • How is Mini Face Lift Performed?

    The mini facelift procedure is less complex than the full or hybrid facelift. It is minimally invasive, only requires local anesthesia, and leaves minimal signs of scarring. During this procedure, Drs. Litner and Solieman will make small incisions and tighten the facial muscles before redraping the skin and suturing it back together.

  • What to Expect After a Mini Facelift?

    All patients are different, but in most cases, mini facelift results are visible immediately after the recovery and can last up to a decade. This procedure is ideal for patients that have recently started showing signs of aging because it does not produce results as dramatic as a full facelift or hybrid facelift.

  • What is the Difference Between a Full Facelift and a Mini Facelift?

    Full facelifts are ideal for patients that have advanced signs of aging and skin sagging. Mini facelifts, on the other hand, are suitable for patients that are looking for a slight touch-up. Full procedures also require general anesthesia, while mini lifts can be performed under local anesthesia and have a shorter recovery period.

Written by Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman 11/22/19

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