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What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift in Boston, MA, is a surgical procedure that targets the lower portion of your face. Unlike a traditional facelift, it involves smaller incisions and boasts a quicker recovery. Dr. Fechner specializes in delivering exceptional outcomes in mini facelifts, although the results are not as extensive as those achieved through a full facelift.

Am I a Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

If you've observed the impact of aging, gravity, and sun damage on your appearance, a mini facelift could be a suitable option. It addresses issues like sagging skin, jowls, and deeper facial creases. This procedure is often chosen by individuals in their 40s or 50s, or those who previously had a facelift and are looking for a rejuvenating boost to their appearance.

How does the mini facelift procedure work?

A mini facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that focuses on the lower face. It involves smaller incisions than a traditional facelift, which helps reduce recovery time. During the procedure, a surgeon tightens facial tissues, removes excess skin, and repositions the skin for a more youthful appearance. Results become visible as swelling subsides. It's essential to consult with a qualified surgeon to determine if this procedure is suitable for your needs.

What Are the Benefits of A Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift in Boston, MA, provides a more youthful facial appearance with less extensive surgery than a traditional facelift. It focuses on the mid to lower face and offers several advantages, including:

  • Quicker recovery time
  • Smaller incisions
  • Minimal scarring
  • Natural and appealing results
  • The possibility of avoiding general anesthesia
  • Lower cost when compared to a full facelift

What is the Recovery Like?

Recovery from a mini facelift is swifter when compared to a traditional facelift. Most patients can typically resume work and regular activities within a few days. Although you may encounter some swelling and bruising, these effects usually diminish within a few weeks. Some individuals might opt for additional rest days before engaging in social activities. It's important to note that the complete recovery process can take a few months before achieving the full desired results.

Why Choose Dr. Fechner for a Mini Facelift?

Choosing who will do your facelift surgery is a very important decision – you will live with the results for years. Dr. Frank Fechner is a double board-certified plastic surgeon that has extensive experience in facial plastic surgery. With more than 10,000 facial procedures performed, Dr. Fechner’s skill and meticulous surgical technique with his Boston mini facelift is known to create beautiful and natural results, and a look you will enjoy for years.

Mini Facelift - FAQ

What’s the Difference Between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is a less extensive facial surgery, addressing the mid to lower facial area. A mini facelift involves shorter incisions, and a faster recovery time. The results of a mini facelift are less comprehensive than a traditional facelift and often the appropriate surgery for patients with some level of youthful skin elasticity, in their 40s or 50s, or to restore the look of an earlier facelift procedure.

What’s the Recovery Like for a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift involves short incisions. It’s similar to a full facelift, but with smaller incisions, so you can expect some swelling, numbness and bruising. These issues will soon resolve. You should be ready to return to work in about ten days, although some patients return earlier, and some require a bit more healing time.

Can a Mini Facelift be Combined with Other Procedures?

Dermal fillers may be used to enhance the outcome of a mini facelift. Many times patients have fine lines around their eyes, forehead, or lips. Including injectable dermal fillers with a mini facelift can smooth lines and creases. Some patients may choose to undergo eyelid surgery or other enhancements in conjunction with a mini facelift.

What Type of Anesthetic Will be Used?

A mini facelift can be performed with local anesthetic and intravenous sedation or in some cases, general anesthetic.


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