Mini Face Lift: Enjoy an Expedited Recovery with Transformative Results
Sagging jowls, fleshy cheeks, and fatty tissue under the chin can make you look older than your actual age. While injectables like Botox can undo some of these effects, sometimes they are not enough. If a full face lift is too comprehensive, however, a mini face lift is designed to correct sagging, stretching, and wrinkling in the lower third of the face.
During your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roger J. Oldham will review your concerns with you and determine if a mini face lift is right for you. Although we cannot stop the aging process, we can assist you in aging beautifully through the variety of facial cosmetic procedures offered at our Bethesda, MD, practice.
Are You a Good Candidate?
A mini face lift is a good surgical option for men and women aged 20 to 40 who want to address cosmetic imperfections in the lower third of their face, including:
- Excess tissue in the jawline or chin
- Sagging jowls
- Fat deposits under the chin
- Hollow or sagging cheeks
- Wrinkles and age-related lines
Your skin must be elastic enough to modify during the surgery. You should also be prepared to take a few weeks off of work to recover. Dr. Oldham can assess your candidacy during a consultation. Depending on the current condition of your tissue and your overall goals for treatment, you may be a better candidate for a more comprehensive traditional face lift or more conservative treatment options like BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Our office works with CareCredit® and MedicalFinancing™ to offer low-interest, monthly payment options for patients who want to achieve the look they have always wanted on a budget that works for them.
What to Expect During Surgery
Prior to the surgery, you will first be placed under a comfortable amount of sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Oldham will then create discreet incisions around your ears. Through these incisions, Dr. Oldham will tighten the skin and tissue around the jawbone and lower area of the face to restore youthful contours and tautness. He will then trim away excess skin and fat before closing your incisions. Although the actual length of your surgery varies, most mini face lifts can usually be completed within two hours.
Benefits to a Mini Face Lift
While a traditional face lift provides comprehensive coverage, undergoing a mini face lift can provide patients with particular advantages, including:
- Smaller incisions: A mini face lift requires smaller incisions than a traditional face lift, resulting in more discreet, easily concealable scars.
- Faster recovery: Because a mini face lift is less extensive than a traditional face lift, most patients are able to achieve a full recovery within two weeks.
- Long-lasting results: While BOTOX® Cosmetic and other dermal fillers can address fine lines and wrinkles, they do not offer the same permanent results as a face lift.
A mini face lift is a natural-looking way to help you look younger and restore youthful contours to your features, improving your self-confidence for years.
What Sets Dr. Oldham Apart
When choosing your facial surgeon, it is important to consider skills and qualifications. Dr. Oldham is a member of several prestigious affiliations. In addition to being selected for membership in the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has been named a "Top Cosmetic Surgeon" in the Washington, DC, area yearly for almost two decades.
The doctor makes this high level of care accessible to all patients by offering flexible financing options. Our office works with CareCredit® and MedicalFinancing™ to offer low-interest, monthly payment options for patients who want to achieve the look they have always wanted on a budget that works for them.
Begin Your Rejuvenation Today
A mini face lift can correct cosmetic concerns in the lower part of your face with a shorter recovery than a traditional face lift. Although it can offer dramatic results on its own, a mini face lift can also be combined with other rejuvenation treatments including dermal fillers to give you the most comprehensive coverage. To speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon during a consultation, call our office at (301) 530-6100 or send us an online message.