An Irvine mini facelift is an excellent surgical option for someone who is showing some signs of aging on the lower third of the face and who wants to avoid the larger incisions and longer surgery and recovery times that are associated with the full facelift. This is the appropriate surgery for those who are younger but who need some lifting around the nose, mouth or chin or for those with mild concerns. Knowing when a full facelift or when a mini facelift is appropriate is a question that individuals should take up with their cosmetic surgeons.
At the OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique, which serves Irvine, Dr. Tavoussi is available for consultations to discuss which cosmetic surgery option is best for which patient. He will determine this based on his physical assessment of the facial skin and tissues and on his discussion that he will have with the patient. Each patient has his or her own goals and desires, which will play a huge role in choosing the best surgical procedure.
However, Irvine mini facelifts are far more popular than full facelifts are for many reasons. First, they require far fewer incisions. Rather than using incisions that wrap all the way around the ears and often extend around the hairline, they use small incisions by the ears. This leads to less chance of scarring and also makes healing faster. The surgery is typically faster for a mini lift and is thus described as safer because there is less time spent under anesthesia. Each of these benefits results in a shorter recovery time and faster healing, meaning that patients will be able to return to work and their regular lives faster than ever.
The Irvine mini facelift is best for those looking for minimal to moderate correction in the lower part of the face. It is not used for sagging and drooping of the cheeks but is instead chosen for deep nasolabial folds or marionette lines. It can also be used to treat sagging jowls and loose chin tissues.