121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB, New York, NY 10022

Ph. (212) 285-1110

Long Island

901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240, Garden City, NY 11530

Ph. (516) 512-7616

New York City (212) 285-1110

Garden City, NY (516) 512-7616

Non-Surgical Mini-Facelift in New York

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 are 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’s generally little or no pain associated with the Mini Facelift1, and many patients are able to return to work within 3 days.

S-Lift Mini Facelift

The S-lift is a facelift 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 a 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 from the conventional facelift, giving a natural appearance. Common outcomes of a 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-facelift2 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 facelift3 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 your transformation!

Non-Surgical Facelift Before and After

Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing of Full Face for Wrinkles (Fraxel Repair) beforeFractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing of Full Face for Wrinkles (Fraxel Repair) after

* Results May Vary

Mini-Facelift FAQ

What is a mini-facelift?

A mini-facelift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to address sagging skin and wrinkles in the lower part of the face, particularly the cheeks, jowls, and jawline. This procedure is also known as a lower facelift or short scar facelift. The mini-facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift, as it involves smaller incisions, which results in less scarring, faster healing time, and fewer risks. The surgeon will tighten the skin and underlying muscles, remove excess skin, and reposition the tissues to create a more youthful appearance.

How long does a mini-facelift last?

The longevity of a mini facelift can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the specific details of the procedure and how well you take care of your skin after the surgery. However, most patients can expect the results of a mini facelift to last around 3-7 years.

What is the recovery time for a mini-facelift?

The recovery time for a mini-facelift typically ranges from five to seven days. This is significantly shorter than the recovery time associated with more traditional facelift surgical techniques, which can take up to two weeks for acute symptoms to subside. However, as with any surgical procedure, the exact recovery time can vary from patient to patient and may be influenced by factors such as the extent of the surgery, the patient’s age and overall health, and the surgeon’s technique. It’s important to discuss recovery expectations with your surgeon prior to undergoing any procedure. During the first few weeks, patients may experience some residual swelling and tightness, but for the most part, will start looking and feeling much better. Strenuous physical activity may be limited for up to two to three weeks.

When can you exercise after a mini-facelift?

It is recommended that patients avoid any physical activity or exercise for at least one week after a mini-facelift surgery. It’s important to avoid any type of strenuous activity that could increase blood pressure, cause bleeding or swelling, and interfere with the healing process. Patients can start walking for short periods after 48-72 hours, but any activity that involves bending, lifting, or straining should be avoided. After one week, patients can slowly begin to incorporate light exercise into their routine, but they should still avoid any activities that could put excessive strain on the face or neck.

What is a non-surgical mini-facelift?

The thermitight procedure can result in dramatic tightening of the lower face and the neck area, mimicking the results of a mini face lift. The Thermitight radiofrequency skin tightening procedures tightens skin in a dramatic fashion by delivering radiofrequency energy to the skin from inside out. This energy gets converted to hear which contracts collagen elastin and the skin as a whole. The areas of the Thermitight procedure are first numbed with injections, so the procedure is painless. The entire Thermitght procedure is performed under local anesthesia making it very safe. Full results are seen three months after the procedure.

New York Office Locations

Upper East Side Manhattan Office
121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB New York, NY 10022
(212) 285-1110

Long Island Office
901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240, Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 512-7616

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About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS, is the founder and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin, & Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Rokhsar is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery, being one of the few select dermatologists in the country who is also fellowship trained in laser surgery. A researcher and innovator, Dr. Rokhsar is the creator of the non-surgical nose job and has been instrumental in the research and development of laser systems such as the Fraxel, CO2, Mirady, Vbeam, Themitight, and Ulthera devices. An Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar actively teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic to the resident at Mount Sinai. An expert injector of fillers, and a trainer for many companies, patients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Rokhsar in his Garden City and Manhattan offices in New York.

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