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.
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.
There is minimal bruising and swelling and most patients return to work comfortably within 7-10 days.
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!
* Results May Vary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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