A Mini Facelift (mini-lift) is a minimally invasive procedure designed to tighten and smooth the lower face. A small incision is made just in front of the ear. Excess skin in the lower face is removed and small sutures are placed. Frequently a chin, cheek, and jowl liposuction is done at the same time, which removes the fat that can obstruct the improvement and causes some retraction (tightening) on its own. Both are done in the office under local anesthesia ensuring a very safe procedure.

This procedure avoids the bruising, swelling, and prolonged healing often seen with traditional full facelifts. There is generally little or no pain associated with the Mini Facelift, and many patients are able to return to work within 3 days.

S-Lift Mini Face Lift

The S-lift is a face lift technique that rejuvenates and beautifies the lower/mid face and neck by reversing changes that have occurred with aging.

The “S” refers to the shape of the incision in front of the ear.

  • As the S-Lift involves minimal dissection of the face, risk of permanent injury to facial nerve branches is practically eradicated. The S-Lift is performed under local anesthetic and oral sedation; therefore are none of the risks associated with general anesthetic or intravenous sedation.
  • The S-Lift involves elevation and permanent fixation of the SMAS. The excess skin is removed.
  • The incision is only along the front line of the ear (in the natural creases). There is no incision or hair loss behind the ear. The wound is meticulously repaired without tension on the skin, leaving an imperceptible scar.
  • The vectors of elevation for the S-Lift are different to the conventional facelift, giving a natural appearance. Common outcomes of conventional facelift, – such “wind tunnel”, “mask face look” or “pixie ear” effects – are not possible with the S-Lift.

There is minimal bruising and swelling and most patients return to work comfortably within 7-10 days.

Get Your Mini Facelift Today

Not all cosmetic procedures have to produce bold, jaw-dropping effects. Sometimes, the best procedures are those change only little things. That way all of your New York and NYC co-workers only notice how good you look, instead of noticing that you’ve had work done. By utilizing a mini-facelift to generate natural-looking, subtle results, Dr. Rokhsar can help you look more youthful, more energetic, and–best of all–more confident. Many of our patients, in fact, comment on how after their Long Island mini facelift with Dr. R, they feel more confident and notice higher self-esteem. In other words, looking naturally more youthful can help you feel great.

So if you’re thinking about getting a little bit of work done, contact us to discuss what a mini facelift can do for you. The first step in any procedure, after all, is the consultation, and that consultation begins with a phone call or an e. mail. Contact us today to start on your transformation!