Mini Lift, Major Results
Facial features change as we age. The skin appears redundant and malpositioned. First, jowling and deeper creases around the mouth and nose become apparent due to excess skin. In many cases, individuals experiencing early signs of facial aging are better suited for a mini facelift than a complete facelift.
A mini facelift is less expensive and less invasive than a traditional facelift, and you can expect a faster recovery time. Proudly accepting new patients from the Plano, McKinney, and Frisco areas of Texas, Dr. Robert “Bo” Brobst is available to start a discussion about the best way to meet your goals.
What is a mini facelift?
a less invasive surgical procedure
A mini facelift, also known as a mini-lift or short-scar facelift is a less invasive surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of the lower face, jawline, jowls, and to some extent, the neck. The procedure is similar to a traditional facelift but usually involves shorter incisions and less dissection in the neck resulting in a shorter recovery time. A mini facelift is typically recommended for people with mild to moderate sagging or drooping in the lower face and neck who want to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance without undergoing a more extensive procedure.
Dr. Brobst is well-known for producing stunning results that seem entirely natural and a surgical experience second to none. In spite of the fact that no two people's faces are identical, many medical professionals still choose to solve problems using a formula. Dr. Brobst creates a highly tailored surgical plan for each of his patients. For more than 10 years, his expertise in facial rejuvenation has helped his patients from surrounding Plano and those from far away meet their goals of looking their best.
Highlight your natural structure
Mini facelifts have several advantages, including shorter recovery times, reduced risk of complications, and less noticeable scars. Dr. Brobst takes special care to produce incisions that are nearly invisible. By following the facial boundaries and avoiding distortion of normal structures, the access points for the lift are well camouflaged. Mini-facelifts also have less risk of postoperative edema and bruising than full-scale facelifts. In select patients, local anesthetic alone can be utilized. However, the procedure can also be performed under sedation or general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Either way, you will be at home, sleeping in your own bed, on the night of surgery. Additionally, a mini facelift can be combined with rejuvenation of the eyelids and brow, as well as facial implants and facial skin resurfacing. These additional interventions treat excess eyelid skin, bags, a low brow, facial imbalance, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Your Needs Resolved
Your consultation will involve a review of your medical history as well as discovering your needs, wishes, and wants for your aesthetic. We desire to get to know as a person in addition to your motivations for seeking cosmetic enhancements. By better understanding what you want done and why, Dr. Brobst can customize your surgical plan better and establish more realistic expectations. Schedule your consultation today to find out what an involved and caring surgeon is like.
In the course of the operation, Dr. Brobst will create incisions adjacent to each ear. Within weeks the incisions can barely, be seen since they are camouflaged by the ear folds and hairline. After these incisions have been created, Dr. Brobst will meticulously work to tighten and rearrange the underlying tissues of the face, including the connective tissue and the muscles, which have grown loose throughout one's lifetime. After the underlying support structures have been tightened and reinforced, any extra skin will be removed during this operation before moving on to the next step. After that, the skin redrapes, which results in a result that is both natural and long-lasting.
The surgery typically takes a few hours, but sometimes longer. This gives Dr. Brobst ample time to perform his job in a focused and exact manner. After the operation, you will be observed until you meet discharge criteria to return home safely.
Healing is a process
After surgery, pain is minimal, but a dressing and cool compresses will soothe the treated areas. Dr. Brobst and his team will remove it the following day and perform wound care. Bruising and swelling are common, but the degree varies. Five to seven days following surgery, sutures are removed and patients can begin moderately interactive tasks like grocery shopping and errands. Healing is a process. Some experience more significant bruising or swelling than others. Be patient. People heal at various speeds, so it's important to remain active, eat properly, and rest.
During rehabilitation, patients should move, eat, and remain active. However, Dr. Brobst recommends only mild exercise for a couple weeks following surgery and full cardio activity after three weeks.
It's essential to attend your follow-up appointments so that Dr. Brobst can ensure your healing progresses properly. Interventions are performed as needed to obtain the best results. Dr. Brobst and his team will help give you tangible instructions and supportive treatments to maintain your results, keeping your new contours and structure as fresh as possible.
Average Cost: $8,000
Range: $5,000 - $15,000
Costs of a mini facelift will vary depending on your scenario, the expertise of your surgeon, and other factors.
A mini facelift is a less invasive form of facelift surgery that is designed to target specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks, jawline, and jowles, rather than extensive neck aging. . It usually involves smaller incisions and a shorter recovery time compared to a traditional facelift. A traditional facelift is a more comprehensive surgical procedure designed to address signs of aging on the entire face, including the cheeks, jowls, and extensive neck changes. It typically involves longer incisions and a longer recovery but can produce more dramatic results.
We want to welcome you into our Plano office for a consultation to chat about how we can protect and preserve your beauty. We want to get to know you as a person and develop a plan that best fits your needs and lifestyle. At Brobst Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, you’re more than a patient — you’re part of our family. We want to take care of you the way family should. Schedule your consultation to get started today.