A mini facelift focuses on the lower part of your face. It is a surgical procedure but requires smaller incisions and results in a shorter recovery time than a traditional facelift. Dr. Fechner offers some of the most beautiful results in a mini facelift Boston has to offer, but less comprehensive than what is achieved with a full facelift.
You might consider a mini facelift if you’ve noticed age, gravity, and sun damage affecting your appearance. You may be frustrated with saggy excess skin and jowls marring your look. You may be unhappy to see deeper folds or creases from nose to sides of the mouth. For patients with mild to moderate signs of facial aging, a mini facelift can restore a refreshed, youthful look. The typical candidate is in their 40s or 50s or who had a facelift in the past that needs a boost.
A mini facelift allows patients to enjoy a more youthful facial appearance but is less extensive than a traditional facelift. The mini facelift addressed the mid to lower facial area. Benefits include:
Compared to a traditional facelift, recovery from a mini facelift requires less time. Patients can generally return to work or resume normal activities within days. You may experience some swelling and bruising, but this subsides within a couple of weeks. Some patients might want a few extra days off before attending social events. Your recovery will continue gradually and can take a few months to achieve full results.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A mini facelift can be performed with local anesthetic and intravenous sedation or in some cases, general anesthetic.
On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.
As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.
The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.
Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).
We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!