Have you noticed your jawline is less defined or your cheeks and jowls are beginning to sag? It is impossible to stop the aging process completely, but you can address issues through cosmetic procedures as they occur. If you have mild to moderate jowl or cheek sagging that creates a tired, older appearance, a mini facelift may be the right solution to rejuvenate your face and restore a more youthful appearance.
What Is a “Mini” Facelift?
A traditional facelift is used for moderate to severe sagging that affects the cheeks, jowls, jawline and neck. The mini version addresses the early stages of sagging, using similar, but less invasive, techniques. For most mini facelifts, small incisions are made at the hair line near the ear to access skin and tissues. Through these shortened incisions, tissues and skin are elevated to create firmer cheeks and jawline.
Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, has extensive experience performing a variety of facelift procedures, including the mini facelift. His goal with all facelifts is to create a rejuvenated appearance that looks natural. A mini facelift can be a good option for those wanting to slow down the aging process and improve the youthfulness of the mid or lower face and jawline. Dr. Rosenberg recommends this procedure as a way to postpone the need for a full facelift and retain a younger appearance for a longer amount of time.
Mini facelifts do require surgery, but the recovery time is much faster than a full facelift. The incisions are shorter, and the procedure is less invasive to the tissues. The mini facelift has been referred to as the “weekend facelift,” as some people are able to recover within a few days.
If you want to look younger and slow the aging process, consider the benefits of a mini facelift. Contact Dr. Rosenberg’s office, and schedule a consultation to determine whether a mini facelift is right for you.