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One of the most exciting and popular additions to cosmetic surgery has been the mini facelift. It is a minimally invasive facelift procedure that addresses facial aging in the mid to lower region of the face. At the Cosmetic Surgery Center, we have helped numerous women and men rejuvenate their natural beauty by providing them with amazing results from their mini-facelift in Virginia Beach.
The Benefits of a Mini-Facelift
Both men and women can enjoy the natural rested and refreshed look of the mini facelift. Typically, the mini facelift rejuvenates the nasolabial and marionette folds, sharpens the jaw line, lifts and defines the cheeks, and improves the neck. A mini-facelift is also a less invasive procedure and the recovery period following a mini-facelift is noticeably shorter than a traditional facelift.
Patients for Life
“My opinion is all positive. My motivation was to look younger. It was very successful! Yes, I am now married. I had a short recover time with no problems. If, someone noticed I had, had an experience, They raved about the result. I was so happy with the first mini-lift, several years later I had another. I have sent several friends to her, and they were equally happy.”
Although the mini facelift is not as extensive as the facelift, it definitely will enhance your appearance. Candidates for the mini facelift are people who are demonstrating the signs of aging but do not want to undergo a more intensive surgery and anesthesia such as the facelift. During your consultation, cosmetic surgeon Dr. JoAnne Lopes can perform a thorough examination of your face to determine if you are a good candidate for a mini-facelift in Virginia Beach.
Your mini facelift consultation with Dr. Lopes will include a face evaluation, a few lab tests, and a discussion of the mini-facelift process.
Dr. Lopes will ask you about your appearance goals and will help you visualize the possible outcome of the procedure. This will help you set realistic expectations, since results are different for every patient based on factors like facial structure and overall health.
Provide your complete medical history to help Dr. Lopes determine your eligibility for the procedure. With this information, she can plan a safe procedure for you.
How to prepare for a Mini-Facelift
Getting the best results from a mini facelift involves physical and emotional preparation. During your consultation, Dr. Lopes will provide specific instructions to ensure a smooth and quick recovery.
Some of the basic preparations include planning arrangements for taking time off work. The first week is crucial for healing, and it is highly recommended to allow at least 7 days of recovery before coming back to work. It will also help to secure your transportation home in advance and have someone accompany you for that first day.
Preparing meals ahead of time can be very helpful. Be sure to include food rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber to boost your immune system.
Avoid smoking for 4 to 6 weeks or drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours before and after a mini facelift. This will reduce the risk of excessive bruising and swelling and a prolonged recovery period.
Have a good emotional support system during your mini facelift journey, and reduce stress as much as possible by engaging in relaxing activities like listening to music or meditating.
Mini-Facelift Surgery Overview
This surgery is typically done with a local anesthetic and medications by mouth such as anti-anxiety, sedatives and or pain medications. The skin is lifted, and the underlying muscle and tissues are tightened, repositioned and excess fat is removed.
Fat grafting to the nasolabial and marionette folds and cheek area can be performed at the same time. Also, liposuction to the neck may be another modality added to the mini facelift. If indicated, laser resurfacing as well as eyelid surgery can be performed at the same time. The procedure takes anywhere from 2½ to 3 hours as you remain relaxed but conscious.
This is an outpatient procedure and you will be able to return home shortly after the procedure with a family member or friend to take care of you. The mini facelift is designed to deliver superior results and less recovery and down time when compared to a traditional facelift surgery. Recovery from a mini face lift is much shorter than a traditional facelift and usually takes 1-2 weeks.
The mini facelift procedure is much shorter and less invasive than a conventional facelift surgery and as a result the cost of the mine facelift is typically lower than a standard facelift operation. During your consultation, Dr. Lopes can let you know what the expected cost of your mini-facelift in Virginia Beach will be and go over the payment options available to you.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Contact the Cosmetic Surgery Center in Virginia Beach today to schedule a consultation for your mini-facelift with Dr. Lopes. This minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure can rejuvenate the beauty of your face and restore your confidence in your appearance.