As you age, laxity may begin to develop in your lower face and neck. 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 in the Mission Viejo and Orange County area 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
Dr. Sikorski’s 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 Mission Viejo and OC 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.
Your Initial Consultation
Dr. Sikorski offers mini facelift to patients in the Mission Viejo and Orange County area as one of several approaches to rejuvenation. She believes decisions about treatment should be patient-driven and surgeon-guided. During your initial consultation, she will take the time to learn your motivations for seeking care, review different aesthetic approaches, and recommend what she sees as the best solution. Many subtle features tell us how old a person is. As a result, you may benefit from combining other procedures with mini facelift, including fat transfer, brow lift, blepharoplasty, and laser skin resurfacing. Having other procedures in the same surgical session also has the advantage of limiting your overall recovery time.
Your Experience with Mini Facelift
The mini facelift will take place in our fully licensed and credentialed surgical center and in the care of our experienced, supportive staff. During surgery:
- You will receive either deep IV sedation or conscious sedation to prevent experiencing pain throughout the procedure. Our practice offers a board-certified anesthesiologist to oversee your care and to ensure your safety for deep IV sedation cases.
- Sikorski will place incisions in locations that help to hide scars.
- Depending on your needs, Dr. Sikorski may tighten the muscles under the chin and in the neck and face. She may also liposuction targeted areas of fat and raise the skin of the lower face, following an approach that creates a more graceful lift.
- Sikorski can use laser technology to reduce redness, bruising, and scarring around incisions, helping you to heal more quickly after surgery.
Following your mini facelift, expect about one or two weeks away from work and normal activities. Giving yourself time to heal will improve your outcome and help prevent complications after surgery. Most of Dr. Sikorski’s patients tell us that they are extremely happy with their results. They see nearly a decade of rejuvenation with a single procedure, and, thanks to Dr. Sikorski’s careful and artistic approach, the outcomes they enjoy are aesthetically attractive and natural-looking.
Your Consultation Visit
Enjoy a relaxing visit to our office where you can ask questions, meet our staff, take a tour of our office and surgical suite and view additional photo results of our Mission Viejo and OC patients.
Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned sales person. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you.
If you want to improve sagging skin in your lower face and neck, you may be a good candidate for a mini facelift. Contact our offices in the Mission Viejo and Orange County area online or by phone at (949) 448-0487.