Your face is the first part of your body to show signs of aging. These signs can cause you to look even older than your actual age, causing you to lose self-confidence and have low self-esteem. The good news is that Scottsdale mini face lift can help you defy the signs of aging. The specialist at Arizona Ocular & Facial Plastic Surgery can help restore your youthful look.

When to consider a mini face-lift

You can consider a mini face-lift if you start showing early signs of aging, such as moderate nose folds and jowls. If you have lost facial volume and you are experiencing loose neck skin. Suppose you want your cheeks to be shaped and slow down the aging processes.

How do you know you are the right candidate for a mini face-lift?

Consider yourself a good candidate for a mini face-lift if:

  •         If your age is forty to fifty
  •         If your face shows early signs of aging like sagging facial skin and light jowls.
  •         If both your overall health and psychological health is good
  •         If your expectations for the procedure are realistic and you are not a smoker.

The mini face-lift procedure

Mini face-lift is a less invasive procedure carried out as an outpatient procedure and lasts for two to four hours. Depending on the extent of your procedure, your doctor may use twilight sedation and local anesthesia.  

During the procedure, your doctor will correct early jowls, tighten your lax skin, and redefine your jawline. Your doctor will also elevate your cheeks to a more youthful position, lessen signs of aging in your lower and mid-face and improve your overall facial contours.

Recovery after the mini face-lift

After the procedure, you may experience mild to moderate bruising and swelling. Your doctor will prescribe some medications to relieve your pain and swelling.

The dressings will be removed the next day, and sutures in five days, but sutures on the hairline will be removed after seven to ten days by your doctor.

You will be able to go back to work in one week and do some light exercises. For more strenuous exercise, you will resume in three weeks. To check your progress, your doctor will schedule your follow-up appointment.

Benefits for mini face-lift

Mini face-lift has some benefits, which are:

Quicker recovery time

Mini face-lift requires a shorter time to recover; seven to ten days less than a traditional face-lift, which requires four to five weeks to recover.

Twilight anesthesia

A mini face-lift is performed using both a local anesthetic and twilight anesthesia, unlike a traditional face-lift, which uses general anesthesia. The use of twilight anesthesia helps reduce the chances of you experiencing anesthesia-based side effects like vomiting or nausea.

Less Pain

Mini face-lifts are less invasive. Therefore, you will experience minimal post-procedure discomfort or pain. Bruising and swelling are less and resolve within a shorter time than complete face-lift, which takes several weeks to resolve.

Lower cost

Mini face-lift is a less complicated procedure, does not need general anesthesia, and takes less time, thus lowering the cost factors compared to traditional face-lift.

If you consider a face-lift, call or book an appointment online with Arizona Ocular & Facial Plastic Surgery to get back your youthful looks.

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