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As we age, facial tissue loses support and elasticity, jowls begin to form and folds around the mouth deepen. Our San Diego mini facelift is designed to combat these effects of aging by repositioning drooping tissue and restoring your youthful facial contours.

Everything you need to know about the mini facelift

The mini facelift is a relatively new technique. Also known as the weekend facelift, or the S facelift, it is performed relatively quickly and involves a shorter recovery period than traditional facelift surgery.

The mini facelift focuses on specific areas of the face, such as the mid and the lower face. Using smaller incisions, our La Jolla plastic surgeons elevate and reposition aging facial tissue to restore a smoother and younger appearance.

The benefits

Minimal scarring

The scars associated with the best mini facelift in La Jolla are well-concealed within your natural facial contours and hairline.

Few side effects

Mini facelifts are not as intensive as other surgeries. As such, there is less swelling and tenderness, and fewer risks.

Conservative enhancement

The mini facelift exclusively targets the mid to lower third of your face. It enhances your natural appearance and subtly improves your contours, skin laxity and wrinkles.

Improved self-esteem

After their mini facelift, our La Jolla patients report feeling significantly more confident about their appearance.

Are you a candidate?

The best Del Mar mini facelift candidates are men and women who are beginning to experience the first signs of the aging process. In general, most of our mini facelift clients are in their 40s and want to address mild sagging and drooping around the jowls and cheeks.

The procedure: What to expect during your mini facelift

To begin your procedure, our Del Mar plastic surgeons will create small incisions hidden behind your ears. Through those openings, we will elevate and reshape the skin and underlying tissue located on the lower third of your face. We will also elevate the underlying muscular system (SMAS) to enhance your aging facial contours. SMAS lifting is a vital part of the procedure, because it’s what allows us to ensure that your transformation is dramatic, natural, and long-lasting.

The entire experience will take about two hours. Once the effects of the anesthesia have worn off, you will be free to return home to begin the healing process.

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The results

Since the mini facelift is a minimally-invasive procedure, the recovery time is much shorter than the full, traditional facelift, with less bruising and swelling. Patients are typically able to return to work within three to four days.

While you heal, bruising, swelling, redness and sensitivity are all common. These sensations and effects will dissipate with time as your body recovers.

Mini vs. Traditional Which facelift is right for you?

Your personal signs of aging will influence whether a mini facelift or a traditional facelift is right for you. The mini facelift is designed to refresh your appearance. When compared to the traditional version of this procedure, it delivers a less dramatic transformation and an easier recovery period.

In addition, the mini facelift only focuses on tightening and rejuvenating the mid to lower third of your face. If you also need to address wrinkles, creases and sagging skin around your eyes, forehead and brow, you will require a more comprehensive approach. A traditional facelift is appropriate for our Coronado patients who would like to improve their appearance by reducing wrinkles and sagging skin throughout their face.

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A mini facelift can refresh your appearance with minimal scarring. If you’re ready to love the face you see in the mirror each morning, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best mini-facelift San Diego has to offer.


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