I am very interested in the mini facelift because it is less invasive that a regular facelift

Question:

I am very interested in the mini facelift because it is less invasive that a regular facelift. Most of my issues are with the lower half of my face, my neck, lower cheeks and jowls, so I think I am a good candidate for this surgery. How does the mini facelift differ surgically from the traditional facelift?

Answer:

Answer:
The mini-facelift is really a procedure we refer to as the ‘weekend facelift’. You will also see it referred to as an S-lift or short-flap facelift and various other proprietary names. Essentially, this is a small incision carried around the ear that allows us to address primarily the jawline and jowl area. There is sometimes some improvement in the neck area but when a patient has a very heavy and large neck, the procedure really does need to be extended to include liposuction and a neck-lift. The mini-lift has a recovery period in the order of several days and most patients are back to work in about one week.

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