FAQ – MINI FACELIFT
1. What does this procedure entail?
This surgery is also known by a wide range of different names. Some patients may know it as the weekend lift and others may call it the S-lift, among others. The procedure is designed for a patient to receive the rejuvenation that they need when it comes to their lower face and neck. A patient who is currently experiencing signs of aging that are not severe enough to require a traditional facelift is the ideal candidate for the procedure.
2. Who is the perfect candidate for this surgery?
Men and women who are otherwise healthy and wish to remove all of the loose skin around the neck and their saggy jowls will typically seek out the mini facelift. This is especially true for those who are not experiencing extensive signs of aging and are looking for a procedure with want to get rid of their saggy jowls as well any loose skin along the upper neck and lower face. This is the best procedure for patients who do not require a serious level of assistance. Call 805-7318-3280 today and speak to the experts at SB Aesthetics facial plastic surgery to find out more.
3. Are there any limitations involved in this procedure?
The traditional facelift tends to be more extensive than its shorter counterpart. If the patient is experiencing significant signs of aging in the neck and lower face area, the procedure may not provide the necessary results. For example, a patient that needs assistance with any extensive platysmal banding that is taking place in the anterior neck may need a traditional facelift procedure instead. The weekend lift will improve the upper neck and the lower half of the face. The appearance of the patient’s brow, eyes and midface are able to be rejuvenated with other procedures. Brow lifts, endoscopic midface lifts, and eye lifts are used in these instances.
4. What sort of anesthesia will be used? Is general anesthesia going to be required?
The typical procedure can be handled with the usage of local anesthesia. The majority of patients may need a form of oral sedation beforehand so that they can achieve a maximum level of comfort. This is not required, though.
5. Where is the procedure going to be performed?
The surgery can be taken care in an office facility or in a surgical facility that is properly qualified to handle it.
6. How long does the aesthetic surgery take?
The time that the procedure takes will depend on the patient’s unique facial and aesthetic concerns. In most instances, the procedure will be finished within two to three hours.
7. Does this procedure hurt?
The average patient reports feelings of discomfort, as opposed to pain. Patients are given prescription narcotic pain medication after the procedure and many of them do not feel compelled to use it at all.
8. Where are the incisions going to be made?
Mini face lift incisions are not that much different from the incisions that take place during a traditional facelift. The temporal tuft of hair is where the incision begins before wrapping around the ear’s natural curves and continuing into the hairline located behind the ear. The incisions are made in a manner that allows them to fall naturally between two separate facial components and they are easy to conceal.
9. How long will it take to recover?
Patients will look presentable within a week of the procedure taking place. Bruising and swelling that may have taken place is able to be covered by camouflage makeup at this point in time. The majority of sutures are able to be removed within the first seven days post-surgery. In order to keep scarring at a minimum, surgical taping is often used after the stitches are removed. The patient’s hair covers up the incisions and the scars will be hidden away from public view.