As we age, there are certain areas on our face that droop, sag, and wrinkle. This unfortunate visible sign of aging can make some people feel self-conscious, and they may pursue cosmetic surgery to help correct some issues. Facelift surgery can help restore a more youthful appearance and structure to the face. New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, Massachusetts provides a variety of services, including the popular Mini Face Lift.
What Is a Face Lift?
A facelift is a customizable cosmetic surgical procedure. A surgeon can perform a facelift by itself or with other treatments, including a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping. The result of a facelift is a more youthful and healthy facial skin appearance.
The incisions are inconspicuous and well camouflaged. For women, the surgeon begins the incision in the hairline near the temple and extending down in front of the ear; the incision continues under the earlobe and behind the ear into the hairline. The surgeon will gently raise the skin to remove fat and tighten or reshape underlying muscles and tissue. The trimming of excess skin and redraping over the face provides a natural appearance. For men, they make the incision in a natural crease so as not to disturb the natural beard lines.
How Is a Mini Face Lift Different?
A Mini Face Lift, or weekend facelift, is a great way for patients to take years off their appearance without the inconveniences a major surgery can bring. This is a popular simplified facelift where a patient can receive the treatment within 90 minutes to two hours and recover over a few days. This is a less-invasive treatment that uses local anesthesia.
Mini Face Lift Options
Providing different options helps make the treatment more customizable to meet the needs of each patient. New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, Massachusetts provides a few different options for a Mini Face Lift, including the anterior mini-lift, posterior mini-lift, or an extended mini-lift. Each is best for a particular concern.
- Anterior Mini-Lift: for patients concerned about the areas on the lower face
- Posterior Mini-Lift: for patients concerned about their neck and jowl areas
- Extended Mini-Lift: combines areas in both the anterior and posterior mini-lift
Immediately after your Mini Face Lift, the medical staff will wrap an ace bandage under your chin and around the top of your head. This bandage should remain for 48 hours, though you can remove it briefly to bathe and wash your hair. You should continue to wear the bandage for the next five nights, sleeping with your head elevated to aid in the recovery process. If you experience any post-treatment discomfort, use a cold compress or pain medication.
Schedule a Consultation
Do you need more information about a facelift and Mini Face Lift? Do you want to know if you would be a good candidate? Contact New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, Massachusetts today to schedule your consultation!