Mini Facelift

Natural Enhancement and Facial Rejuvenation

As amazing as a life rich with laughter, smiles and happy memories with family and friends is, the expression lines can start to show in your face.

The lower part of the face is likely to be one of the first areas to show signs of ageing. Some see these lines as reminders of happy memories, but others see these lines as a reminder of ageing.

Mini Face Lift – Late 30’s to Early 50’s

What Does the Procedure Involve?

A mini facelift is under general anaesthetic and takes approximately three hours. We recommend that the patient stays in the hospital overnight.

The incisions and the scars for a mini facelift begin in the temporal hair area. They extend downward, in front of the ear and earlobe. Sometimes the incision can extend behind the earlobe or slightly behind the ear. The choice of placing the scar in the crease just in front of the ear or within the ear itself is determined by individual patient anatomy. An alternative method can be used to position the incision along the temporal hairline, rather than within the temporal hair.

What to Expect from a Mini Face Lift?

A facelift will not delay the ageing process completely and your face will continue to age with time. However, the effects of even one facelift are long-lasting. You will find that it can reduce loose skin and give your face a softer, refreshed, younger look.*

This can also be combined with liposuction to the neck area or a blepharoplasty for a remarkable rejuvenating effect.

What is the Recovery Period?

Recovery time varies from patient to patient, but you should be able to resume day to day activities in approximately a day or two. You should plan to take minimise activity for at least a week post-surgery. At the beginning, you may experience changes in sensation (tingling and/or tightness) in your face. Your features may feel a little swollen. Some bruising may persist for two to three weeks, but by the third week, you should notice an improvement.

The average patient returns to work within ten to fourteen days. You should refrain from strenuous activity, including sex and heavy housework for at least two weeks. Above all it is important to get plenty of rest and allow your body to utilise its natural healing process.

The mini face lift, also known as the s-lift, is ideal for patients in their thirties, forties or early fifties who are looking for a treatment to provide a rejuvenated and more youthful complexion.

Facelift Surgery in London

The different Techniques

At 111 Harley St. we offer a less invasive solution to the traditional facelift; with the mini lift, there’s no need to worry about visible scarring* or fears of an unnatural appearance. This procedure is perfect for those who want to stop early ageing in its tracks.

Also known as the s-lift, is ideal for patients who are looking for a treatment to provide a rejuvenated and more youthful complexion. The difference between this procedure and a full face lift is the mini face lift leaves a significantly smaller scar line. We eliminate scarring by placing it in the crease behind the ear and the hairline.

I have had various cosmetic procedures with him since then, and trust him implicitly to advise me on the best practices and procedures to use while trying to stem the ravages of time in a dignified way. I think he has been very successful – I am constantly told how young I look for my age (I am now in my early 60’s) so I fully intend to continue to consult him into the future.

Rating: 5 out of 5

*Please note that this is dependent on a case by case basis.

We also offer a number of non-surgical face rejuvenation procedures. Click here to find out more.

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