Non-surgical treatments like injectables and fillers are great for maintaining a youthful appearance and aging on your own terms. However, there may come a time when you might find yourself wanting a bit more oomf from your facial rejuvenation efforts. If you are looking for a longer-lasting solution for fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity, but are not yet ready for a full facelift, then the mini facelift might be exactly what you’re looking for.
What is a mini facelift?
A mini facelift is a less invasive facelift technique that can provide you with a more significant facial rejuvenation than non-surgical procedures like injectables and fillers alone. This procedure requires smaller incisions than a traditional facelift, and also has a much simpler recovery period.
During your surgery, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will carefully reposition the underlying tissue for a more youthful and lifted profile. The skin is then skillfully smoothed and tightened before closing incisions in order to achieve your desired appearance.
Am I a good candidate for a mini facelift?
Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini recommends the mini facelift for women and men who are struggling with mild signs of aging such as mild jawling and loose skin under the chin. If you regularly undergo non-surgical treatments such as neurotoxins (Botox® or Dysport®) and/or fillers but are wanting to take the next step with more significant and longer-lasting results, then a mini facelift may be the right surgical option for you.
If your signs of aging are more advanced, such as deeper facial folds or harsher jowls, then Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini may recommend a traditional facelift for optimal results.
What to expect during your mini facelift recovery
Recovery after a mini facelift is generally much shorter than that of a traditional facelift, and most always is done under local anesthesia. After your mini facelift, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will apply the necessary bandages to assist with the healing process. She will also provide you her personal cell number in case of any questions or concerns you may have.
You will begin to notice dramatic improvements to the look of your face after just a few short days. There will be some bruising and swelling, but this will gradually fade and can be concealed with makeup. We recommend taking about a week off work to ensure the best healing experience and optimal results.
Ready for your mini facelift consultation?
If you are wanting to take the next step in your facial rejuvenation, we would love to discuss your options and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Give us a call at 646.559.2854 to schedule a private mini facelift consultation with board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini. New Look New Life is located in the Bay Harbor Islands in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida.