Should I Get a Mini Facelift?
The Mini Facelift In NYC
A mini facelift, as performed by Dr. Westreich at our NYC office is, essentially, a milder version of the traditional facelift surgery. The intention of the procedure is to give the patient a younger, tighter, and refreshed look. Using similar techniques to a standard facelift surgery, Dr. Westreich will target unsightly sagging that is concentrated around your cheeks, jawline, and forehead. Such sagging can take a significant toll on your overall appearance, and can make you look aged, tired, and stressed. Because the mini facelift is less invasive and requires less downtime than the traditional facelift, the mini facelift is often referred to as a “weekend facelift.” You will have years wiped off your face in a few days.
Mini Facelift vs. Traditional Facelift In New York City
|Mini Facelift||Traditional Facelift|
|Average Candidate Age Range||The majority of candidates are between 40-50 years old||Candidates can range from anywhere between 40 and 70+ years of age|
|Surgery Time(varies on patient-to-patient basis)
||Approx. 1-2 hours||Approx. 3-4 hours|
|Anesthesia?||Yes, typically local anesthesia with sedation is administered||Yes, either general or local anesthesia with sedation is administered|
|Recovery Period||Patients only need to take about 3-5 days off work/their daily routine; Swelling should largely subside within 4-7 days; Full recovery occurs between 2-3 weeks||Patients are advised to plan to take off about 7-10 days from work/daily routine; Swelling can last up to two weeks; Full Recovery by 4 Weeks|
|Results||Visible results for up to 5-7 years, depending on upkeep and particular skin quality||Visible results for 10 + years, depending on upkeep and particular skin quality|
The Ideal Candidates for a Mini Facelift in NYC
The procedure can make a patient look up to 5-10+ years younger, rejuvenating both the way you look and the way you feel. If anti-aging dermatological procedures are also part of your rejuvenation strategy, a mini facelift would fall somewhere between injectable fillers like Botox and Restylane and the more invasive, traditional facelift. The mini facelift involves shorter incisions, less anesthesia, and fewer risks. It is also a good option for patients who are wary of the implications of a more traditional surgery or who do not have as much time to devote to the recovery period.
Although Dr. Westreich is very attentive to reduce signs of residual scarring, a mini facelift offers less potential for such unsightly scarring. Because the incisions are smaller with a mini facelift, scarring is of less concern when seeking a mini facelift over a traditional facelift. As always, Dr. Westreich does his best to ensure that your results are natural and that there are no obvious signs of any work done by hiding the points of incision at certain angles and behind the hairline.
Also, a mini facelift is often a more affordable option for patients who want a smaller financial commitment; patients can save thousands of dollars by opting in for the mini facelift. The friendly staff at Dr. Westreich’s office is more than happy to assist you in setting up your consultation, surgery and post-operative follow-up appointments.
As expected, a mini facelift does not yield the same results as a full facelift. It is intended mainly for patients who have more moderate signs of aging and who are looking for a less intense procedure to soften facial wrinkling and lift sagging skin. Dr. Westreich often recommends the mini facelift to patients who show mild signs of aging and minor skin laxity. Moreover, because the mini facelift is a smaller-scale facelift, sagginess around the neck is not addressed as much in this type of procedure. If you are looking to tighten a moderate amount of loose skin below the jawline, a traditional facelift might be a better option to explore.
Your Mini Facelift Consultation with Dr. Westreich in Manhattan
Dr. Westreich is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon and, as one of the most highly-ranked doctors in the city, is more than qualified to perform your mini facelift. During your initial consultation appointment, he will evaluate your anatomy and will make an honest recommendation about which path to take. As with any procedure or surgery he performs, Dr. Westreich’s main concern is to make you feel confident and satisfied with your results. He will be there with you along every step of the way, and the office will be there to support you in the pre and post-operative periods. If you are considering either a mini or traditional facelift, contact our office to make an appointment at our New York City location.