Conveniently located to serve Houston & Sugar Land
A mini facelift is a variation of the popular facelift procedure. A mini facelift is a great option for women and men who want to reduce sagging, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, on the face and along the jaw. At Norris Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Norris can provide you with outstanding results from your mini facelift in Houston.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mini Facelift?
Any individual with early to moderate aging signs such as wrinkling and sagging may be a good candidate for a mini facelift. Patients would need to be in good health to get the most out of this minimally invasive procedure. They should also keep their expectations realistic.
Patients are advised to quit harmful habits like smoking prior to the procedure. This will help with their healing and will make the recovery period shorter.
During your consultation, Dr. Norris can carefully analyze your face to determine if a mini facelift is the right choice for you. A mini facelift starts with a frank discussion between the patient and the surgeon. The surgeon understands patient expectations. He/ she will examine the patient’s medical history, assess the patient’s general health, skin health, and scarring history, among other factors.
Patients are encouraged to ask questions during the consultation to make sure that they are informed prior to their surgery. If there are any concerns about the steps involved or in preparing for the procedure, these should be brought up during the visit.
What to Expect from a Mini Facelift?
Some of the differences between a normal or “full facelift” and a mini facelift are that the incisions are smaller, and the procedure is less intensive so the recovery period for a mini facelift is quicker. The idea is to be as minimally invasive as possible while also producing the best results.
The procedure itself is fairly straightforward, and patients will want to keep the following in mind:
- Mini facelifts are usually performed in the doctor’s office. The patient is usually given a local anesthesia and a mild sedative.
- Your surgeon may instruct you to avoid specific over-the-counter medications before the surgery.
- The procedure usually takes about 2 hours.
- Arrange for reliable transportation to pick you up after the surgery.
Patients will learn more about these details during the consultation. It’s worth noting that when patients are prepared ahead of time and take the right steps, the session and the recovery period that follows will be much more comfortable and can involve much less anxiety.
There will be some swelling and bruising around the face that will dissipate over the course of your recovery. You may need to visit the office to have surgery sutures removed. Sutures are usually removed 5 to 10 days after the procedure. Some surgeons may use self-dissolving sutures.
Our team will provide you with post-surgical instructions. Adhering to the instructions is essential for speedy recovery. The incision scars from a mini facelift are smaller, and blend with the natural outline of the face and ears.
You may want to ask your surgeon about the time for resuming exercises, washing your face, wearing makeup, getting a haircut and coloring your hair.
You will need to wait until all the bruising and swelling subsides before you can see the full results of your facelift. Once you achieve full results, you will have a more youthful appearance. Using sun protection always and following a healthy lifestyle can prolong the results of a mini facelift.
The more that patients rest and relax during the recovery period while following the instructions provided, the better the results will be.
Mini Facelift Cost
A mini facelift is a personalized procedure and Dr. Norris will formulate a surgical plan based on the specific aesthetic concerns you want to address. The cost of your mini facelift will be based on several factors that our team can go over during your consultation.
A mini facelift is best for people with mild signs of facial aging who are looking to achieve a youthful appearance with a short downtime. If you are bothered by the wrinkles and lines around your face and would like to know if a mini facelift is the right choice for you, contact Norris Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your mini facelift in Houston.