A traditional facelift used to require weeks of at home recovery. Many of Dr. Solomon’s patients who are seeking facial rejuvenation simply don’t have the time or desire to stay home from work and social activities for several weeks. Dr. Solomon has found a way to give his patients the results they want without the downtime. He achieves this with his mini facelift.
The difference between a traditional facelift and Dr. Solomon’s mini facelift is fewer incisions and less manipulation to tissues resulting in less bruising and a much shorter recovery time. Patients are usually able to return to work and social activities in as little as three to five days. The mini facelift can also be done at Solomon Cosmetic Center under local anesthesia and oral medications. This is where the differences end.
With the mini facelift, the skin is tightened on the face, jawline, and the neckline. Dr. Solomon also tightens the muscle layer underneath the skin. This is what builds in the contours to the jaw line, tightens the neckline, and the entire face. Patients are able to achieve a younger, natural look that is lasting with the mini face lift. Typically, the longevity is the same as a traditional facelift, about 10 years. The normal aging process continues, but at the stage from where you had the mini face lift. Lifestyle choices, skin type, sun exposure and heredity all can play a part in how long the results will last. Taking care of your skin can also help. Using professional grade skin products, having regular skin treatments such as facials or peels at Solomon Cosmetic Center can also aid in prolonging the results from a mini facelift.
The mini facelift can be coupled with other procedures such as an eye lift, chin or cheek enhancements, laser skin resurfacing, as well as body liposuction, breast augmentation and other body procedures.
Candidates for a Mini Facelift
If you are a healthy person with realistic expectations, you will most likely be considered a good candidate for a mini ffacelift It is important to keep in mind that a mini facelift cannot slow the natural aging process.
- Jowls tightened
- Jaw line defined
- Lifts and defines cheeks
- Smooth the neckline
About the Procedure
Local anesthesia is administered prior to this procedure. After the anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Solomon makes the incisions. The next step in this process is to tighten the muscles and skin in the face. It takes two or three hours to perform a mini facelift. You can go home after surgery has been completed.
You will immediately notice the results of the procedure. The results will become even more noticeable after the swelling and bruising dissipates. Many patients notice that the results last many years. Taking care of your skin and protecting it from the sun are some things that you can do to increase the amount of time that your mini facelift lasts.
Aftercare and Recovery
A mini facelift has fewer risks associated with it than a regular facelift. Some of the possible risks include bleeding, scarring and infection. You will notice a major improvement within a few days. You will also be able to return to work within one week. Smoking can slow down the healing process; so if you smoke, you will need to quit one month prior to the procedure. You also need to make sure that you arrange for someone to pick you up on the day of your procedure.
The mini-facelift may be all you need to look better and younger. Contact Dr. George Solomon to learn more about our aesthetic procedures that can make you look and feel younger. Dr. Solomon attracts patients come from all over Florida including Tampa, Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Palm Harbor, and Largo.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results of any treatment may vary.