Mini Face Lift
The Mini Face lift is a procedure which is ideal for those wishing to have something slightly more dramatic than the suture lift, but less invasive than a full deep face lift. … The Mini Face Lift is a procedure to remove excess skin from the face and neck and also tightening and contacting of the loose facial muscles.
Normal physical or gym activities can be resumed in two weeks. Final results will be seen up to 4 to 8 weeks.
Post procedure, Ice packs are recommended to minimise swelling and bruising
There is bruising and swelling associated with this procedure and swelling and deep bruising may persist for several weeks after the surgery.
Some postoperative pain is to be expected and medication will be prescribed to help minimise this.
We encourage patients to sleep up on a few pillows for the first nights as this will help to reduce the swelling.
We inform all patients that smoking significantly affects the success of the procedure. Patients must cease smoking for at least a few months prior and post my procedure. Use of tobacco can complicate surgery, anaesthesia, healing, results and longevity.
All faces are asymmetric prior to surgery and that there will be asymmetry post surgery.
It is normal for there to be some initial bunching behind the ear which will improve over time.
Although there is some initial swelling and bruising, the results can be seen instantly. Patients are very happy to once again have a more defined jaw line, reduced wrinkles, deep folds and sagging skin.
Most patients do not expect and do not want to look 15 years younger; they are simply excited to look the best that they can at their age.
Risks and Possible Complications
Unfortunately, this procedure is not suited for everybody. This will be determined in the initial consultation. The patient may require a more involved surgery procedure such as a standard face lift and neck lift or laser resurfacing.
With any procedure involving the skin there is a potential risk of infection, redness, bruising, swelling, scarring and delayed healing. Infection and scarring are rare, but possible.
- If you notice bunching of the skin, this usually settles with time.
- Swelling may occur; this may last a few weeks.
- If any infection occurs, this can be treated with antibiotics.