Mini Facelift Guide

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills, Towson, Nearby Maryland & Lower Pennsylvania

Posted: June 22, 2022
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Are you bothered by sagging skin along your lower face? Are there facial wrinkles you'd rather do without? You may be a good candidate for a mini facelift procedure.

Dr. Adam Basner has years of expertise performing mini facelifts that provide beautiful, natural-looking results.

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Why Choose a Mini Facelift?

Mini facelift surgery can be the perfect choice if you're experiencing mild to moderate loose skin or wrinkles in your lower face. These can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Heredity
  • Skin type
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Sun exposure

Based on these factors, you can end up with a tired appearance or misleading facial expressions. A mini facelift procedure by Dr. Basner can reverse these results and regain your youthful appearance by:

  • Reducing the appearance of sagging skin
  • Defining the jaw
  • Improving the look of wrinkles on the lower half of your face

Many mini facelift patients prefer this facial plastic surgery over a traditional facelift because a mini facelift produces less discomfort and offers a shorter recovery time.

Before Your Mini Facelift Procedure

Before performing any cosmetic surgery, Dr. Basner will conduct a one-on-one consultation with you to fully understand your goals. Depending on your concerns, he may recommend other plastic surgery, such as eyelid surgery or a lip lift to augment your mini facelift.

A lip lift may be a good option if the distance between your nose and upper lip has lengthened, forcing your lip to roll inwards. Using small incisions inside the nose and along the edge of the nostrils, Dr. Basner will remove the excess skin and pull the lip up into a more youthful position.

If loose neck skin is a significant concern, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift.

Despite its name, a mini facelift is a full surgical procedure, and you'll want to prepare for it as you would any surgery. Be sure that you're in good health and maintain a healthy diet. You may also be asked to stop or cut back on certain medications or supplements before surgery.

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How Is a Mini Facelift Performed?

Dr. Basner will perform your mini facelift procedure by making hidden incisions around each ear. He will then remove excess skin and tissue without involving the deep tissues of the underlying muscle. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. A mini facelift usually takes less than two hours.

Thanks to Dr. Basner's expert surgical techniques, the difference between your mini facelift before and after will be subtle but distinctive, resulting in a natural-looking, youthful appearance.

What to Expect During Your Mini Facelift Recovery

You'll need to spend a short amount of time in recuperation, but you'll be able to go home the same day as your mini facelift procedure. As with any cosmetic surgery, you'll want to have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours after your procedure. Be sure to have a comfortable place to rest with pillows to prop up your head and keep it from moving.

You can expect some swelling and bruising with a mini facelift, although not as much as with a full facelift.

Most patients experience a mini facelift recovery time of about one week. Many patients are out of the house in just a couple of days.

Regardless of your recovery time, it's essential that you return to the office for all scheduled follow-ups.

What Is the Cost of a Mini Facelift?

Nationwide, the average mini facelift cost is between $3,500 and $8,000, not including facility charges or anesthesia. Depending on your goals, the average cost of a mini facelift at Dr. Basner's practice is between $6,100 and $6,300. This includes fees for:

  • Anesthesiology
  • The medical facility
  • Doctor's care
  • Follow-ups

The cost for a mini lower facelift with neck lift is $9,750 to $10,000.

Medical insurance won't cover a mini facelift, but Dr. Basner's practice offers financing options to help make the cost affordable.

Trust Your Mini Facelift Procedure to Dr. Adam Basner

Dr. Basner understands your desire for a more youthful appearance and will ensure your mini facelift procedure achieves the results you're looking for. Contact us today for your mini facelift consultation.

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