Naples Plastic Surgery
Mini facelift surgeries are among the most popular and common cosmetic facial surgeries performed today. Dr. Gardner specializes in facelift surgery to treat facial wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity, or sagging, in the lower face, due to aging. The mini facelift is a minimally invasive procedure with the main difference from a traditional face lift being less undermining of the skin and limited muscle mobilization. The recovery time for a mini facelift is quick and your results will last!
Mini Facelift Surgery in Naples
A mini facelift removes the excess skin and tightens underlying tissue and muscle. Additionally, skin is positioned on the face and neck to relieve sagging in the neck, jowls, and chin. Facelifts and mini facelifts are known as the gold standard for facial rejuvenation.
Considering A Mini Facelift
- If you feel your facial appearance does not accurately reflect your youthful energy
- If your facial sagging or excess skin is a social or career obstacle
- If you are showing signs of facial sagging but retain skin elasticity
- You wish you look like your vibrant and youthful past self
- You want a procedure that has minimal recovery and discomfort.
Gold Standard of Minimal Facial Plastic Surgery
Mini facelifts can improve multiple areas of the face in a single surgery and last up to 5 years or more while making you look years younger! Not only can this procedure make your facial appearance more lively and youthful, it also contours the neck and jawline to seek a smoother, all around younger appearance. The best part is it can be done in the office under local anesthesia with minimal sedation, and the recovery is quick and relatively painless.
Are You A Candidate For A Mini Facelift?
Common facial attributes that make you a candidate for a mini facelift:
- Sagging skin in the lower face along the jawline.
- You want a minimally invasive procedure.
- You want a minimal recovery.
- You want to avoid a deeper anesthetic.
The mini facelift is done in the office using an oral sedative and local anesthesia. This helps the patient recover quicker. Incisions are made in front or behind the ear in creases and folds. The skin is minimally lifted and the underlying muscle is tightened to contour the jawline and neck. The extra skin is removed and the incisions are closed, hiding them in natural creases.
Recovering From Mini Facelift Surgery
Once Dr. Gardner is done performing mini facelift surgery, he wraps patients in large, fluffy dressings to minimize swelling and encourage faster recovery periods. Dr. Gardner's patients usually require a couple of days of rest before being able to return to their daily activities. Swelling and bruising may last up to a week, but it is considerably less than that seen with a full face and neck lift. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks for complications, such as poor scarring. Dr. Gardner will discuss those with you. Dr. Gardner has years of experience successfully performing surgery and works diligently to help patients enjoy a healthy, pleasant recovery.