What specifically can a mini facelift improve?

Question:

What specifically can a mini facelift improve?

Answer:

There are typically several terms used for a mini-facelift, however, the one that we use is what we refer to as a weekend facelift.  It is referred to as a weekend facelift because it really has a five-seven day recovery period but most patients feel quite good in two-three days and many patients are back to work in that same time frame.  Specifically, the area that a mini-facelift improves is the jawline and early jowling.  We tell patients that they may see some improvement in the neck but the area that is specifically addressed is the jawline.  Small incisions are placed around the ears which allow us to perform this lift under local anesthesia.