Mini Facelift Bluffton
The mini facelift, often referred to as a short-scar facelift, is a less invasive facelift technique which avoids the most obvious scars behind the ear that accompany a traditional full facelift. Over time and with age, there is often a loss of skin elasticity and firmness in the face which may be accompanied by sagging skin and wrinkles. The mini facelift is particularly effective in treating the signs of aging in the mid-face or cheek area, including the jowls, for a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Patients with significant excess skin may be better candidates for a full facelift.
The mini facelift is a shorter and less extensive surgery than the traditional full facelift. It is typically performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia and sedation and takes about one to two hours to complete. The incision is smaller and limited to the hairline and in front of the ear. There is no obvious incision made behind the ear. Working through the incision, the underlying tissues and muscles are repositioned and tightened and excess sagging skin is removed.