A Newport Beach Mini Facelift is often an excellent choice for patients who are only experiencing some minimal sagging around the bottom part of their faces and who do not want any changes made in the upper half of their face, including around their eyes or foreheads. Sometimes called a Weekend Facelift, the mini facelift is well-liked because of its lower cost, fewer risks and complications and faster surgery and recovery times. However, because it is not for everyone, Newport Beach patients are encouraged to consult with Dr. Tavoussi to determine which procedure would be best for them.
While a regular facelift costs upwards of $7,000 and some may cost as much as $15,000, a mini facelift usually costs $6,000 or less. Depending on the extent of the procedure and the area of the country where it is performed, some mini facelifts cost only $3,500. One of the reasons for this decreased cost is the lack of general anesthesia during this procedure. During a mini facelift, patients will only have local anesthesia as well as some minor sedation to keep them comfortable.
One thing that patients may not realize, however, is that the effects of a mini facelift are not as permanent as those of the traditional facelift are. Individuals who undergo Newport Beach mini facelifts may find that they will need a follow-up procedure in the next decade or two as the effects of aging and gravity continue to affect the faces. They may find that their jowls once again begin to sag. Many Newport Beach residents still love this procedure though for its low cost, few complications and minimal surgical time.