Who Can Benefit from a Mini Facelift?

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Facelift surgery is the gold standard when it comes to reversing the unwanted signs of facial aging. However, not all patients may need or even benefit from a traditional facelift. Instead, patients should start their facelift journey by consulting with a highly qualified and experienced facial plastic surgeon to better understand which type of facelift or facial rejuvenation surgery may be the most appropriate and effective solution for addressing their unique needs and goals. At Sawan Surgical Aesthetics, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan takes great care to customize each VIP facelift procedure based on a long list of individual patient factors. For those men and women with early to mild signs of facial aging, as well as those hoping for a less extensive surgery and recovery period compared to a full facelift, the mini facelift is a popular choice. Take a look at some of the reasons why a mini facelift may be suggested here.

What is the difference between a mini facelift vs. regular facelift?

The mini facelift is primarily designed to address early to mild signs of lower facial aging — including loose skin, wrinkles, and droopiness in the jawline, mouth, and nearby areas. A traditional facelift — also known as a full facelift — can help to improve or reverse more advanced signs of facial aging in these same areas and others, such as the neck, cheeks, and mid-face.

Who is a candidate for mini facelift surgery?

Almost anyone who is frustrated by the classic signs of aging in the lower face and mouth area may benefit from a mini facelift, but it is essential to consult with Dr. Sawan to determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure. Generally speaking, suitable candidates for a mini facelift:

  • Are in good health
  • Do not smoke
  • Have early, mild, or moderate signs of aging in the lower face and mouth area — like drooping jowls, a sagging jawline, downturned mouth, and others
  • Wish to avoid the more extensive surgery and recovery time associated with a full facelift
  • Have realistic expectations for their results

Will I have scars after a mini facelift?

Like a traditional facelift, mini facelift incisions are typically placed around or behind the ears and along the hairline, which allows them to be concealed — often fully — by the body's natural lines and contours. Additionally, Dr. Sawan utilizes extreme precision and small, fine incisions and sutures to help further minimize the potential for visible scarring with a mini facelift. Most patients find that their mini facelift scars are almost impossible to spot, even knowing they are there.

Should I get a mini facelift or nonsurgical facial rejuvenation?

While most people find that mini facelift surgery is very doable in terms of recovery time and other considerations, some patients are still interested in learning about their options for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Our office is proud to offer a range of cosmetic injectables, skin rejuvenation treatments, and other solutions that can help address age-related volume loss, wrinkles, and more. Still, the most compelling and longest-lasting results are typically achieved with facial rejuvenation surgery compared with nonsurgical options.

Give your face that extra little something that sends your confidence through the roof with a mini facelift in Oklahoma City, OK

Whether you're just starting to notice drooping jowls and lines around your mouth, or you've been frustrated with signs of aging for a while but would prefer not to undergo extensive facial surgery, a mini facelift may be a suitable option for you. For more information on the exciting benefits of mini facelift surgery to virtually turn back the clock and keep you looking and feeling like your best self for longer, call our friendly team at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics to schedule your private consultation for Oklahoma City mini facelift surgery with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.