Often called a weekend facelift, an Orange County mini facelift is an appropriate procedure for some men and women who need the benefits of a facelift but who do not have the high amount of wrinkling and sagging that warrants a full traditional facelift procedure. The benefits of a mini facelift are numerous. Because the procedure is not in-depth, it seems attainable for many individuals who otherwise would not have the time to invest in the surgery and recovery time of a traditional facelift.
First, you should know the difference between a traditional and a mini facelift. A traditional facelift requires long incisions that extend from the temples, around the ears and along the hairline to the back of the head. The biggest difference between this procedure and the Orange County mini facelift is that the incisions with a mini lift will be much shorter. Plus, less underlying tissue will be injured, leading to a shorter and easier recovery time.
Second, you should know if you are a good candidate for a mini facelift or if you need to opt for a traditional facelift instead. A mini facelift mainly focuses on the very bottom of the face around the jawline, helping you get a more defined jawline. However, if you have deep-set wrinkles around your mouth and nose, you may need a traditional facelift to address these areas higher up on your face.
Finally, you will want to know about the many benefits of an Orange County mini facelift if you are considering it for yourself. Because the incisions are so much shorter than normal, you will have less scarring. You will also have a shorter recovery period. Many patients recover over a short weekend and are back to work by the next week. Of course, a mini facelift can also help you feel more confident in your youthful looks.
If you are wondering whether an Orange County mini facelift could be right for you, be sure to consider what you are wanting to accomplish with your procedure. Then, set up a consultation with Dr. Tavoussi at the OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique. This comprehensive evaluation will tell you much more about the procedure, will answer many of your questions about recovery and the results of the procedure and will help you know if you truly are a good candidate for the procedure. Contact us today to set up your consultation.