At the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey is pleased to be able to provide his patients with a less invasive alternative to the traditional facelift…the mini facelift. A mini facelift (Weekend Facelift, Lifestyle Lift) effectively corrects mild to moderate skin laxity (looseness, sagging) in the lower facial/neck region, and can help to lift and tighten the skin along the jawline and cheeks.
The mini facelift is ideally suited for patients seeking to:
- Restore a more youthful appearance to the face and neck without the expense and necessary downtime associated with a full facelift
- Minimize the appearance of jowls and skin folds
- Appear more rested, energized and alert
- Stay ahead of the aging process while improving jawline definition and enhancing the neck-to- chin angle
- Refresh and revitalize the results of a previous facelift
Mini face lift procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and typically only require 2-3 days recovery time. During this procedure, Dr. McCluskey will carefully reposition the skin on the lower half of the face in order to lift and tighten the skin, thereby minimizing any sagging and enhancing the aesthetics of the facial contours. The discreet incisions will be closed with sutures and the patient’s head will then be wrapped with a bandage, which will stay on for 48 hours.
Following surgery, mini facelift patients will be given antibiotics and pain medicine and are able to go home the same day. Temporary bruising can typically be concealed with makeup, and patients will be advised to avoid strenuous activity for two weeks and to sleep with their head elevated to expedite the recovery process. The rejuvenating impact of a mini facelift is not only powerful, but is enduring as well, with the average patient’s results lasting between 5-7 years!
The most important choice you will make when considering cosmetic surgery is the selection of your plastic surgeon. It is critically important to select a highly-skilled plastic surgeon with state-of-the-art equipment and a compassionate and competent support team. The Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta’s focus on patient education guarantees that every patient will receive the undivided attention of Paul McCluskey, M.D., and will have a thorough understanding of their mini facelift procedure.
If you would like additional information about having your mini facelift performed at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. McCluskey.