As we age, our skin gradually loses collagen, elasticity, and starts to sag. Factors such as sun damage, smoking, genetics, and gravity can all exacerbate the aging process. If you are considering plastic surgery to reverse the signs of aging, a mini facelift may be the perfect solution for you! Dr. Scott Turner, one of Sydney’s top plastic surgeons, offers tailored procedures that leave patients looking younger and rejuvenated.

What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is a minimally invasive procedure that can correct early signs of aging in the lower third of the face and neck. This facial rejuvenation procedure is ideal for patients who want to get rid of jowls and sagging skin in the lower third of the face. The procedure also recontours the jawline and can create a fuller cheek appearance with additional add-on procedures like fat transfer or fillers. Dr. Scott Turner, one of Sydney’s top plastic surgeons, offers a tailored facelift procedure that can make you look younger and rejuvenated.

How is a mini facelift performed?

During the procedure, Dr. Turner lifts the skin in the lower face upwards and removes excess loose skin. The surgery can get rid of jowls, remove loose skin from the lower third of the face, recontour the jawline, and create a fuller cheek appearance. After the procedure, your face will look less tired, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

What is the difference between a mini facelift and a traditional, deep plane facelift?

The mini facelift offers several benefits compared to other types of facelifts. The procedure involves a shorter time in surgery, which often results in a smaller cost, shorter scars that are well hidden in the natural curves of the ear, and has a faster recovery and healing time (1-3 weeks) compared to a deep plane facelift. Patients also experience less swelling and bruising during recovery. However, if you have a significant amount of loose skin in the neck, a face and neck lift may be a better option.

Mini facelift compared to other types of facelifts.

There are different types of facelifts available, and each targets a specific area of the face.
  • Mini Facelift vs. Skin-Only Facelift: A skin-only facelift doesn’t lift sagging soft tissue but only removes loose skin from the lower face. This type of procedure can’t eliminate jowls or address changes beyond just loose skin, like a mini facelift can.
  • Mini Facelift vs. Ponytail Facelift: The ponytail facelift involves incisions made through the hairline, and it is intended to lift the midface and brows rather than the lower face and neck, like a mini facelift.
  • Mini Facelift vs. SMAS Facelift: The SMAS facelift can lift deep and soft tissue in the face and neck, resulting in longer scars that extend behind the ear and a longer recovery time of 2-6 weeks.
  • Mini Facelift vs. Deep Plane Facelift: A deep plane facelift can lift the face vertically and restore lost volume. It’s a more invasive and comprehensive procedure than a mini facelift and is not appropriate for patients with only minimal changes in the lower face and neck.

Am I a good candidate for a mini facelift?

Although there isn’t an age restriction for a mini facelift, the procedure is more suitable for younger patients who have only a small amount of loose skin and minor jowls. It’s important to note that mini facelifts are not restricted to women, and men can reverse the early effects of aging too.
In summary, if you are looking to correct early signs of aging in the lower third of the face and neck, a mini facelift may be an ideal option for you. With Dr. Scott Turner’s expertise, you can achieve a younger, more rejuvenated look.