Mini Facelift

I had a wonderful experience with my mini facelift at London Private Hospital. They said the surgery is minimally invasive so it didn’t take long at all. I had a comfortable experience, and my face looks so young now!Abbie M, 47
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  • Medically reviewed by Dr kam Singh Bsc(Hons), MRCGP, MBCAM
    Medical Advisory Committee for London Private Hospital
    Last Reviewed July 4th 2024

    Tired of a droopy-looking face? Want to look younger again? A mini facelift might be just what you need! It’s a smaller surgery than a full facelift, so it’s not as dramatic. But it can still tighten up your skin and make your jawline look sharper.

    What is a Mini Facelift?

    A mini facelift is a mini makeover for your lower face. It targets wrinkles and loose skin around your jawline, cheeks, and that droopy area under your chin we sometimes get (called jowls). Here’s what our surgeon at London Private Hospital does:

    Tightens up loose skin: As you get older, your skin stretches out a bit. Our surgeon can pull it back up for a tighter and more lifted look.

    Smooths out jowls: Jowls can make your face look heavier. Our surgeon can smooth them out to give your jawline a sharper appearance.

    Plumps up cheeks: Our cheeks can lose some plumpness as we age. The surgeon can add a little volume back in to make your cheeks look fuller and younger.

    Benefits of Mini Facelift

    Mini facelifts are a less severe option to regular facelifts. The cuts made during this procedure are smaller and there is less handling of tissues, which means that healing time is shorter and scars are less visible. Mini facelifts concentrate on certain parts, like the lower face and jawline. They give outcomes that look natural without needing as much recovery time or cost compared to more extensive methods. These surgeries are frequently carried out with local anaesthesia, providing fast and simple revitalisation for those looking for slight improvements in appearance without committing to a complete facelift operation. The mini facelift is a well-liked option because it produces effects that last for a long time and improves the appearance of the face. It is mainly used to handle initial ageing signs.

    What Does a Mini Facelift Process Involve?

    It begins with a consultation, during which the surgeon assesses the patient’s goals and determines candidacy. The procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia. Small incisions are strategically made in front of the ears or along the hairline, minimising visible scarring. The surgeon lifts and repositions underlying facial tissues, including muscles and fat pads, to restore youthful contour.

    Excess skin may be trimmed, though less than in a regular facelift. Incisions are then closed with sutures.
    Recovery is usually quicker than with a traditional facelift, with most patients returning to normal activities within one to two weeks. Results gradually improve as swelling subsides, with effects lasting several years.

    Aftercare and Recovery for Mini Facelift

    Your face might feel a bit sore and swollen after the surgery, but that’s totally normal and goes away after a few weeks. Our surgeons will tell you what to do to heal well:

    Wearing a special bandage:
    This might help reduce swelling. But you will be able to remove it in a few days.

    Keeping it clean: Wash around the cuts carefully to prevent infection. Our surgeons will show you how to do that.

    Taking it easy: Don’t do any sports or hard exercise for a while. Your face needs time to rest and heal.

    Gentle massage: Sometimes the doctor might suggest gentle massages to help reduce swelling even faster.

    By following our surgeon’s instructions and going to your check-up appointments, you’ll heal up nicely and enjoy your new look!

    Schedule an Appointment

    Call us at London Private Hospital today to schedule a consultation with our experienced surgeon! They’ll answer your questions, address your concerns, and guide you through the process of getting a refreshed and youthful appearance with a mini facelift.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How is a mini facelift different from a regular facelift?

    Different from a regular facelift, which needs bigger cuts and tissue handling to deal with various parts of the face, mini facelifts are not very invasive and concentrate on specific enhancements with smaller incisions that result in shorter healing periods.

    Who is a good candidate for a mini facelift?

    A slight facelift is best for people aged around 40 to 50 with small to medium signs of ageing in the lower part of their face and neck. They should want a gentle improvement without going through an entire facelift.

    Will I have visible scars after a mini facelift?

    The cuts created by a mini facelift are tinier and intentionally located so as to diminish apparent scarring. As time passes, scars usually lighten up and become less noticeable as they blend with the face’s inherent shapes.

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