You’re not alone in your quest to look better and younger. More than 17 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and many of those procedures were focused on the face.
While you may have tried Botox® and laser resurfacing to help turn back the hands of time and restore your natural beauty, if you’re looking for a more long-term solution that doesn’t require lengthy downtime, you might want to consider a mini-facelift.
At Robert A. Guida, MD, we perform the mini-facelift to smooth out lines and wrinkles, lift sagging skin, and accentuate your natural beauty. The mini-facelift may be the perfect solution to give you the look you want that’ll last for years.
Here are five things we’d like you to know about the mini-facelift.
It’s all about prevention
You take good care of your skin, but you may not be able to prevent your genetics or hormones from taking over. The mini-facelift serves as another tool in our age-fighting arsenal to help stop, or at least slow down, the effects time and other factors have on your look. If your face has lost some of its definition, we can make a few small incisions and almost instantly make you look refreshed and revitalized to give you back your confidence.
It provides naturally dramatic results
Don’t let the “mini” part fool you, because the effects of a mini-facelift are dramatic. We not only lift and smooth out your skin during the procedure, but we trim away excess fat and adjust the muscles under your skin to give you a naturally beautiful look. While the results of a mini-facelift are amazing, your friends and family may remark that you look rested and happy, but won’t know that you had work done.
You’ll recover pretty fast
A mini-facelift not only gives you a dramatic new look but also makes it happen faster than a standard facelift. Because we only need to make a few small incisions, there’s less swelling and bruising for a quicker recovery. You may be able to get back to work and your usual activities within a week after surgery. But just for the record, it can take up to a year for you to heal completely from your mini-facelift and for you see the full effects of the procedure.
It’s a less invasive surgical procedure
The mini-facelift is considered a conservative cosmetic procedure. It requires fewer incisions, which means less scarring, and it can be completed in a few short hours. We may even be able to complete your surgery using a local anesthesia instead of general so that you’re less groggy when we’re done. And while you may be more than pleased with the final results of your mini-facelift, as a more conservative surgical procedure, the results are subtle and more natural.
You’ll get lasting results
With good skin care practices, the results of your mini-facelift can last as long as 10 years. To keep your younger look, we recommend you protect your skin with daily use of sunblock, as well as a wide-brimmed hat and big sunglasses during peak sun hours. We can also help you maintain your youthful look as needed with laser skin resurfacing, Botox, and fillers.
As a skilled plastic surgeon who uses artful precision and care, Dr. Guida knows how to accentuate your natural beauty. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn what a mini-facelift can do for you.