TURN BACK TIME. As time goes on, the effects of gravity, sun exposure and life stresses show up in the aging face. The irony is that many people who have hit mid-life feel energetic and on top of their game yet they look older and more tired than they feel.
Many people hesitate to get a facelift because they worry about looking “too pulled” or feel that they are too young for the procedure. In addition, plastic surgery reality shows show facelifts that require hospitalization, general anesthesia, and long and painful healing periods. Typically, the traditional facelift requires more than 4 hours to perform and 4 weeks for healing.
In today’s world people want a younger looking face but don’t want to take significant time away from their busy schedule. Also, they want a natural appearance that doesn’t look “plastic”.
The Mini Facelift was developed as a modification of several facelift techniques to create a more youthful jawline and neck without the downside and downtime of a traditional facelift. The procedure involves a considerably smaller scar than a standard facelift and is performed in an office operating suite under local anesthesia.
One of the many advantages of the Mini Facelift is the time it takes to have the procedure – about 1 hour. The term “weekend facelift” is sometimes used because some patients can have the procedure on a Friday and return to work on Monday. However, many people do take a few more days off before returning to work.