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A facelift can rejuvenate your face and turn back the clock, helping you look years younger. There are a variety of different facelift options, all aimed at removing loose skin and elevating the facial tissues in the lower face and upper neck. In the early stages of facial aging, mini facelift surgery can be the best option in anti-aging treatments. Dr. Ali Charafeddine of Eden Plastic Surgery Institute offers mini facelift surgery at our medical center in Miami.

What is a Mini Facelift?

A traditional facelift uses larger incisions that can extend from the temple to below the ear in the hairline to access the skin and tissue in the lower face. This provides a complete lift of the jowls and creates a firmer, more youthful jawline. With a mini facelift, the incisions are much smaller, and the procedure is less invasive. A mini facelift is often called a weekend facelift as it has a quicker recovery, and many people can return to their normal activities in just a few days.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

The mini facelift is not for everyone. This is an entry-level facelift for those who only have a slight sagging or drooping in the jowls and still have better skin laxity. This procedure can tighten the skin and tissue in the lower face, but it is not designed to provide removal of a large amount of tissue. Most patients who are good candidates for a mini facelift surgery versus a full facelift are in the 40s or 50s, with only a small amount of sagging skin to remove. This allows for smaller incisions and less invasive lifting techniques.

A mini facelift surgery can reshape and tighten the skin and tissue around your mouth, jaw and upper neck to smooth lines and wrinkles. If you are beginning to notice sagging skin and wrinkles around your jowls, a mini facelift may be right for you. To learn more about the different facelift options available at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, contact our office in Miami to schedule a facelift consultation with Dr. Ali Charafeddine.