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A mini facelift is a modified version of a conventional full facelift. The idea behind a facelift is to remove excess skin on the cheeks and neck that is loose and sagging. The mini facelift in Virginia Beach is essentially an abbreviated cheeks and neck lift involving less extensive surgery and quicker recovery than traditional facelift surgery.
Understanding the Mini Facelift
Like a facelift, a mini facelift is a surgical procedure requiring the use of incisions to lift sagging skin and remove excess skin. This smooths away wrinkles and restores the definition of an aging face.
The advantages offered by this procedure are that there is less tissue removed and the incisions are smaller. This translates to a shorter recovery period and a faster rate of healing (provided that the recovery instructions are followed closely).
Good Candidates for a Mini Facelift
A mini facelift offers many of the benefits of a full facelift but with fewer downsides. If you’re trying to accomplish these actions using shorter incisions and are looking for a subtler degree of revitalization, you might be a good candidate for a mini facelift.
You’ll need to be in good overall health, since poor health can increase the chance of complications. Non-smokers are preferred, as smokers are more likely to experience a prolonged healing process. Smokers must quit several weeks before their mini facelift.
Realistic expectations are key for this procedure. Additionally, pregnant or nursing mothers are not ideal candidates for a mini facelift.
Your Mini Facelift Consultation
At your consultation, Dr. Hugo will evaluate your face and neck, your priorities, and your expectations. He will explain the selection of an appropriate facelift procedure for your individual needs with the aim of achieving soft, balanced, and natural-looking results.
An eye lift or brow lift is most often performed in combination with a mini facelift to create more comprehensive rejuvenation by addressing aspects of the upper face. Dr. Hugo can discuss these options with you during your consultation.
During the visit, Dr. Hugo will go over your complete medical history, including allergies, past procedures, and current medications. This will allow him to avoid any potential complications.
Dr. Huge will discuss the details of your mini facelift so that you know exactly what to expect in terms of the procedure and recovery. Patients are highly advised to ask any questions that they might have at this time, which will help them prepare for the process. If there are any concerns about the steps involved, these should be brought up.
Before & After
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The Mini Facelift Process
The mini facelift procedure in Virginia Beach is most commonly performed under local anesthesia with oral medications for sedation and analgesia. As in traditional facelift surgery, the incisions for a mini facelift are placed in the natural creases in front of the ear and behind the earlobe, but the incisions are shorter. A smaller area of skin is lifted, and there is a limited tightening of the tissues underlying the skin and the muscles of the face and neck. Dr. Hugo will use sutures to seal the incisions once the operation is complete. It is a safe procedure, and the results are highly satisfying to patients.
Typically, there is a reduction in the amount and extent of bruising and puffiness with a mini facelift due to small incisions. Activity is restricted until after the sutures are removed seven days following surgery. Patients are often comfortable applying camouflage makeup and sunscreen and returning to work eight to 10 days after surgery.
On the right person, mini facelift results are often excellent—these are frequently younger people or those who have mild or moderate loose skin, especially in the neck. When selected carefully, these good candidates are usually delighted with their results.
“Three years ago, when I was 66 years of age, you performed a lower face and neck lift. You and your entire staff were marvelous from the time I first arrived for my initial consultation through the post-operative care phase. I continue to be amazed at the outstanding results you achieved, particularly when I look back on my “before pictures.” Acquaintances who did not know I had the surgery would say things like, “Retirement really agrees with you. You look 15 years younger now.”
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The Cost of a Mini Facelift
The mini facelift in Virginia Beach varies in cost from case to case. The details of the procedure determine its overall price; these include the type of anesthesia used and the total time required to perform the surgery.
Contact Us to Find Out More
If you’re interested in learning more about what a mini facelift in Virginia Beach can do for you, the best place to start is with a consultation. Dr. Ben Hugo will be happy to answer any questions you may have, so contact us today and arrange your appointment.