The answer to this question can vary quite a bit depending on which plastic surgeon you are talking to. This is because most of the facial skin-tightening, fat redistribution, and muscle repositioning techniques used in both procedures are nearly identical. However, almost all plastic surgeons agree on the fact that a mini face lift is much less invasive than a normal face lift operation. The reduced incisions used in mini facelifts also lead to much less scarring and much quicker recovery time.
Another major difference is that mini facelifts are also designed to smooth out wrinkles and eliminate sagging skin on just the lower parts of the face. Traditional facelifts do this as well, but they also focus on improving the appearance of the forehead and areas around the eyes. As a result, the ideal candidates for mini facelifts have fewer wrinkles and much less skin laxity (especially around the neck area) to deal with than those who might need a full facelift surgery.
Are you starting to think that a mini facelift operation might be the cosmetic enhancement you need? Then please don’t hesitate any longer to contact Gentera Center for Plastic Surgery! We employ some of the most experienced surgical staff that you can find in the Miami metropolitan region and all of our services are conducted with the most advanced equipment on the market. Call us today for a free consultation!