What Are the Benefits of a Mini Facelift?
While many of us are used to having regular cosmetic procedures, cosmetic surgery is a big step, even if it is only neck lift surgery. Thus, the mini face lift has several advantages over a full facelift in terms of downtime.
However, you must remember that a mini facelift is not as extensive and has some limitations. Results are not as long-lasting, although genetics and lifestyle also play an important role.
The mini facelift has many pros and cons. Among its advantages, there are:
- A shorter recovery time
- Local anaesthetic is an option
- Little pre-operative testing required
- Recovery is quicker and fewer side effects
- Going back to work in days rather than weeks
- Cost is considerably less than full facelifts
Remember that while a full facelift targets deep folds and wrinkles, improving your face as a whole, a mini facelift just targets the lower part of the face.
However, it is a modern approach to lifting the lower portion of the face, which is far less invasive, a lot safer, and can be performed in around half the time.
As a mini facelift focus on the lower part of the face, they can be combined with other procedures. Hence, you can get a tailor-made result.
For example, eyelid surgery or a brow lift can improve wrinkles in the upper face and give you a wide-eyed appearance. So, you get a much more youthful look overall!
A mini facelift also translates into more natural results! Indeed, even though this procedure can be subtle, small changes can make a big difference.
Also, to maintain the youthful results of a mini facelift, you may wish to consider ongoing non-surgical procedures, such as dermal fillers, Botox, lasers, or chemical skin peels.
What is the Downtime?
After surgery, you should take things easy for at least a day or two. You will be able to resume your daily activities after just one week post-surgery.
In comparison, a patient may need about two to four weeks to recover from a traditional facelift.
You will have stitches that may need to stay in place for up to 10 days.
You can gently shower and wash your hair 48 hours after the surgery. However, be gentle when brushing your hair, not to catch your comb in the suture lines by mistake.
You will likely have some bruising and swelling for a week or so. Do not panic! Arnica can be very helpful.
It is possible to start wearing makeup again two weeks after your procedure. You can use it to camouflage or conceal any remnant bruising you may still have.
Do not participate in strenuous exercise or contact sports until your doctor has cleared you! You may have to wait 2-3 weeks.
Also, avoid direct sun exposure for 2-4 weeks to minimize the risk of scarring.
Typically, it may take two weeks to recover fully from a mini facelift. However, most people continue with their everyday activities after just a few days.
You should start to see the results after the swelling subsides, at six weeks or so.
Overall, the healing process could take up to 12 months to complete and see the final results.
How Do I Know If a Mini Facelift Procedure is For Me?
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