Turn Back Time
If you are not having any other facial procedures, the recovery averages 3-5 days. What I like to tell my patients is that if you were to go to the mall in 3-5 days with your hair down to hide your incisions, most people that don’t know you wouldn’t even give you a second glance.
As indicated above, the goals of a mini facelift is the lower facial area. I usually educate my patients that although this procedure will by itself make you look 5-10 years younger in the face, it will only improve your neck by about 70 percent; which for the majority of my patients in their 40s to 50s, is often enough. Further improvement can be made by extending the mini facelift and performing a neck lift in addition. In this case, the incision in back of the ear needs to be extended into the posterior hair line.