Facial Surgery

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift or short scar facelift is an operation which improves the appearance of the cheeks, jowls, chin and mouth.

Our expert consultant Plastic Surgeon can:

  • Help to reduce fine lines
  • Tighten and lift loose skin
  • Smooth and rejuvenate the face

How would a Mini Facelift benefit me?

When you catch a glimpse of your reflection do you feel self-conscious about the way in which your face is aging?  Do you feel younger that you think you look?  A mini facelift could be the correct procedure for you it will reduce aging lines around your mouth and chin and rejuvenate cheeks giving a more youthful appearance.

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Mini Facelift Consultation
An initial consultation will give you the opportunity to talk to your Consultant Plastic Surgeon about why you want surgery and what result you would like to achieve.  Our surgeon will examine your face carefully and may take some photographs.  A full medical history will be taken to assess your suitability for surgery and your options will be discussed.

To achieve the best results, Mini Facelifts are often combined with other cosmetic procedures including Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and Lower Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty).

Mini Facelift Procedure

A mini facelift is performed under general anaesthetic and takes approximately 2 and a half hours.

During the mini facelift procedure, the skin and soft tissues are lifted and repositioned.  To achieve this an incision is made in the hairline at the temple which then passes in front of the ear and in the fold behind it.  The incision and scare are shorter than in a full facelift.  The skin and muscle (SMAS) layers of the face and neck can then be lifted and moved to the desired position.  Excess skin is trimmed and the incisions are closed with non-dissolving stitches.

Mini Facelift Recovery and Aftercare

After surgery you will need to stay in hospital overnight.

Following a mini facelift you may notice some tightness in your face which can be managed with pain medication.  There will be some swelling and bruising which will reduce and subside within two to three weeks of the operation.

A nurse will see you approximately 1 week after surgery to remove your stitches.

It is usually possible to return to work two weeks after surgery.  Strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least six weeks.

A number of follow up appointments will be scheduled to check on your progress.

Risks associated with Mini Facelift
Like all types of surgery, there are some risks associated with a mini facelift.

Although the risks are unlikely, it is very important to weigh these up against the benefits of the surgery.  A consultation with your surgeon will help you to choose the right procedure and discuss any possible complications.

For further information on the procedure please visit the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) website here.

Before/After pictures

Price from £3700. Contact us for more information or to book a consultation.

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