As you age, laxity may begin to develop in your lower face and neck. A mini facelift revises and restores skin in these areas to a more youthful state, and the surgical technique is less invasive than a full facelift.
Patients recommend Dr. Lenore Sikorski for mini facelift in part because of her nuanced approach to care. In addition to her dual certification by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and American Board of Dermatology, she has extensively studied in the fine arts. A keenly developed sense of light, shadow, lines, and aesthetics allows her to make subtle changes with significant improvement.
An Overview of Mini Facelift
A mini facelift targets skin laxity in the lower face, in the neck, and beneath the chin. The procedure provides rejuvenating effects but with a lower impact than a full facelift. In the surgery, Dr. Sikorski tightens and strengthens the SMAS that support your face and neck. She also lifts the skin to a more youthful position on the face, eliminates unwanted fat, and removes excess skin. Dr. Sikorski uses techniques that result in a natural-looking appearance and that help to hide incision scars from view.
The Benefits of Mini Facelift
You may be a good candidate for mini facelift if you have low-to-medium skin laxity, a condition our practice frequently sees in patients in their forties and early fifties. The procedure provides patients with:
- A more defined contour in the lower face, chin, and neck.
- Firmer skin and features.
- An overall rejuvenated appearance.
Mini facelift has the potential to restore 5-10 years to the way you look. A variety of factors determine the duration of this improvement, including the quality of your skin; how well you take care of yourself after surgery; your individual hormone levels; and your exposure to sun and wind in the years to come. Expect to age naturally after your procedure, but with the benefit of “turning back time” nearly a decade.
You can determine if a mini facelift would meet your beauty goals in a consultation with Dr. Sikorski. Alternative or additional procedures, such as a neck lift, will be discussed to confirm that the mini facelift is right for you.