Mini-facelift

A mini-facelift is only useful for younger patients in whom the ageing changes predominantly affect the face, jawline and jowls but have not yet caused any issues in the neck. This means the average age of patients suitable for this surgery is in their 40s but very occasionally someone in their early 50s can sometimes benefit .  After this age the laxity of the skin and muscles in the neck becomes more noticeable and a standard facelift combined with some form of necklift is usually required.

A mini-facelift is a surgical procedure which has a shorter scar compared to a standard facelift. The surgical technique involves a reduced elevation of the skin compared to a standard facelift and therefore has an improved recovery time.   Various terms have been applied to this operation such as ‘mini-facelift’ , ‘MACS’ lift or ‘short scar’ facelift. Essentially these are simply minor modifications of the exact technical way in which stitches are placed and no studies have shown that any technique is better than the other. The most important factor is that the procedure is appropriately tailored to suit the requirements of the patient.

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PROCEDURE OVERVIEW
Anaesthetic
Local or General
Surgery time
2 and half hours
Hospital stay
1 night
Time off work
1 to 2 weeks
Full recovery
6 weeks
Best results
3 months
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