Mini Face Lift
The mini face lift is also variously known as the Advanced Mini Face Lift, French Face Lift, Mini MACS Lift, Quick Lift, etc.
This procedure is used to produce a subtle improvement in the appearance of jawline, reduce jowls and soften nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds) and marionette lines.
It may, in some cases, improve the appearance of the neck as well. The procedure is usually performed by making a small incision along the hair line and in front of the ear, followed by undermining the facial skin in front of the ear. Stitches are then used to lift the deeper part of the facial tissue to produce a small lift. This is carried out under local anaesthetic (while awake), with or without sedation. The patient is in hospital for only a few hours. A support garment is usually recommended for 1 week after the procedure, and stitches are removed after 7-10 days.
The lift can last 2-3 years, however, the procedure is repeatable to “top-up” the results. The longevity of the results depends on a number of factors, including skin laxity, genetics, normal ageing changes and smoking.
Like any surgical procedures there are risks. While uncommon, the risks should be fully understood before going through any surgery. At Northwest Cosmetic Surgery Clinic at Sthetix Liverpool, the surgeons who carry out full face and neck lifts and are fully trained Consultant Plastic Surgeons.
Mini Face Lifts can be combined with other procedures, such as:
• Fat Transfer or fat injection to restore volume to the cheeks
• Upper and/or lower eye lid surgery
• Mini Neck Lift to produce an overall facial rejuvenation
|Duration of Surgery||Approximately 1 hour|
|Hospital Stay||Day surgery|
|Recovery Period (approx)||1-2 weeks|