How Does a Mid-Facelift Differ from a Mini Facelift?

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Aging, lifestyle factors, dramatic weight loss, genetics, and environmental influences can harshly affect the skin and muscles of the face, creating a worn, exhausted appearance. At Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa, our team offers patients throughout Sharpsburg, Peachtree City, Newnan, and Fayetteville, GA a wide array of cosmetic options to improve their complexion and overall facial structure. One of our most sought-after services includes a highly tailored facelift to combat the signs of aging for a youthful, firmer look.

What is a facelift?

facelift is a surgical cosmetic procedure used to treat moderate to severe signs of aging. A facelift can treat skin and muscle laxity, wrinkles, crevices, asymmetry, and volume loss around the face, jowls, chin, and neck to create long-lasting, gorgeous results. At Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa, our team works with each patient to select the type of facelift to help achieve their personal cosmetic goals.

Types of available facelifts

Currently, our team offers the following types of facelifts:

  • Full facelift
  • Mid-facelift
  • Lower facelift
  • Mini facelift

One of our highly trained surgeons carefully assesses the nature of your skin, muscles, and the unique contours and structures of your face to determine which facelift may best suit your individual needs.

How does a mid-facelift differ from a mini facelift?

Both the mid-facelift and mini facelift address issues within the mid to lower facial regions. However, each procedure provides a patient with unique benefits:

  • Mid-facelift: Focuses on repositioning the cheek pads for a youthful, refreshed look. This procedure is also appropriate for improving hollowed and aged features under the eyes, diminishing nasolabial folds, and tightening the jowls.
  • Mini facelift: Subtle incisions are made near the ears to gently elevate the skin to improve features of the mid to lower face and jawline. This procedure is the least invasive of our facelift options and is appropriate for mild to moderate signs of aging.

Benefits of a facelift

A facelift, no matter which procedure you choose, comes with numerous benefits, including:

  • A rejuvenated, natural appearance
  • Reduced wrinkles and skin laxity
  • Long-lasting results
  • A highly tailored surgical experience
  • Minimal scarring
  • A detailed recovery protocol to optimize healing

How the surgical process works

Facelift surgeries are performed at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa by a trained plastic surgeon on our team. General anesthesia is administered so that the patient is unconscious during the entire procedure. Depending on the facelift selected, the surgeon will make the appropriate incisions to access skin, fatty tissue, and facial muscles to reposition and tighten the layers for a natural, improved look. Once the incisions are closed, the patient is sent to a recovery room, where they will be monitored prior to returning home with a responsible adult.

What will recovery look like after a facelift?

Swelling, drainage, bruising, and soreness are typical during the first couple weeks and should resolve over time. Our team will send each patient home with detailed recovery and scar management instructions to encourage healing and minimize the risk of infection. Patients should avoid strenuous physical activity, facial massages, and any activities that could accidentally bump or traumatize the healing tissues for the first two weeks. After 2 – 4 weeks, patients may gradually return to a normal daily routine.

Will my results look natural?

Our surgical team is dedicated to providing our patients with beautiful, natural-looking results that diminish signs of aging for many years. Consult with our team about what to expect for your unique facelift results.

Learn more about what facelift best fits your aesthetic needs

If you reside in or near Sharpsburg, Peachtree City, Newnan, and Fayetteville, GA, and would like to learn more about our facelift options, contact us at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa and schedule a consultation today. Our team looks forward to working with you to provide natural-looking, radiant outcomes that last.

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