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Are you looking for the facial rejuvenation benefits of a full facelift but without significant downtime? Or maybe you want to address some fine lines and wrinkles, but are not necessarily suffering from a significant enough number of age-related concerns?

A mini-facelift offers smoothing and youth-restoring results in the form of a procedure that is less intense. At Your Cosmetic Office, we offer surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation options that will have you looking and feeling your best.

What Is a Mini-Facelift?

A mini-facelift is a surgical procedure that is a modification of a traditional facelift. The mini-facelift is designed to help patients achieve goals similar to a traditional facelift, but with fewer incisions and if they have less excess skin to remove. In each case, a facelift is designed to pull up and remove extra skin resulting in a smoother, tauter, and more youthful appearance. Even though the name “mini-facelift” suggests a mild procedure, it is still an invasive surgical procedure that requires some forethought before being jumped into.


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Who Is a Candidate for a Mini-Facelift?

Those wishing to receive a mini-facelift must be in good overall health and go into the operation with realistic expectations. A mini-facelift is not a comprehensive youth-restoring surgical procedure as it does not address concerns on the upper part of the face like eye bags, crow’s feet, or forehead wrinkles. If you would like to see results on the entire face, a mini-facelift can be combined with other procedures or treatments. A mini-facelift can address moderate age-related concerns such as:

  • Loose skin on the neck
  • Sagging jowls
  • Moderate volume loss
  • Desire a more sculpted jawline
  • Desire a more youthful appearance

The best way to determine your candidacy for a mini-facelift is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Yco at Your Cosmetic Office.

The Mini-Facelift Procedure

During a mini-facelift, you will be put under general anesthesia so you do not feel anything. Dr. Yco will make small incisions in the front of the ears that wrap under the earlobes and back toward the hairline. A traditional facelift requires the incision to continue around the hairline, but a mini-facelift requires much smaller incisions. Dr. Yco will then lift and pull the underlying tissue of the facial skin into a more youthful position before suturing up the incisions. A mini-facelift takes about half as much surgical time as a traditional facelift.

Post-Op Care

After your mini-facelift, you will be sent home with bandages over the sutures and treatment site. You will need to attend a follow-up appointment about 10 days later where the sutures will be removed. You may experience some slight bruising and swelling after the sutures have been taken out. To keep these symptoms from getting worse, you will be advised to stay away from certain activities that could be considered strenuous. It can take up to three weeks to fully recover from a mini-facelift. If Dr. Yco feels it necessary, he may refer you to complete hyperbaric Co2 treatments or redlight therapy to expedite your recovery.

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