The Mini facelift cosmetic surgery such as the S-lift, tightens loose facial skin and improves the jowl. The incision is shorter than the one used for a full facelift. It is placed in front of the ears and under the temple hairline. The skin in front of the ears is lifted to enable deep sutures to reposition the sagging tissues. Use of deeper sutures is important to provide a long-term result. It can be combined with laser liposuction to further reduce the jowl and enhanced the neckline.
Patients often say "I want a facelift but I don't want to change." The modern facelift (which is submuscular rather than subcutaneous) can accomplish either a change in appearance or the more common desired effect of a fresh, rejuvenated look without alteration in the normal expression of the face.
Advantages of mini face lift cosmetic surgery:
No need for a general anesthetic
Suitable for patients who have already had a face lift surgrey
Shorter operating time
Lower risk to the patient
Less bruising and swelling
No hair removal
No scar behind the ears
Quicker recovery time
More natural look
The mini facelift cosmetic surgery can be combined with other procedures such as eyelid cosmetic surgery a forehead or brow lift, lip lift or augmentation, smartlipo, liposculpture to remove fat (especially in the upper neck), rhynoplasty - nose reshaping. These cosmetic surgery procedures can be performed in one or more stages.
Local anesthesia with light sedation.In some cases, a general anesthesia can be used e.g. combined cosmetic surgery procedures- eye lid surgery, neck lift, liposuction.
May be either depending upon whether other cosmetic procedures are being performed at the same time
Duration of mini facelift surgery
The cosmetic surgery procedure takes approximately one to one and a half hours.
Recovery from the mini facelift cosmetic surgery
Patients look presentable after to 5 - 7 days of the cosmetic surgery. Required minimum stay in Budapest is 5 - 7 days.
Possible risks and complications of the surgery
When mini-face lift is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. As with any operation, there are risks associated with a facelift/ mid-face lift, such as reactions to the anaesthetic, haematoma. Insignificant asymmetry may be occurred. Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles is usually only temporary, but can result in numbness to some areas of the face. Operation scars are permanent. They do fade over time and are usually hardly noticeable, as they are often hidden, either by your hair or the natural creases in your skin. You can reduce your risks by closely following your surgeon's instructions both before and after surgery. The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can only be determined at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
Mini facelift after care
After cosmetic surgery as the anesthesia wears off - your face may ache, and you may have a dull headache. You can control any discomfort with the pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. Your face may feel tight and sore , but you can control any discomfort with the pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. If you feel any severe pain, call your surgeon immediately. Plan on staying in bed with your head elevated (except for going to the bathroom) for the first day.
The swelling and bruising around your face will increase at first, reaching a peak after two or three days. Applying cold compresses will reduce this swelling and make you feel better. Most of the swelling and bruising should disappear within one weeks or so. (Some subtle swelling-unnoticeable to anyone but you and your surgeon-will remain for several months.Usually more strenuous activities may be resumed after three weeks. Your surgeon will let you know when you are ready for exercise. During your healing period avoid drinking alcohol, which can lead to fluid retention and delay recovery.
The results after the mini facelift surgery will be long-lasting. Life-long sun protection will help to maintain your rejuvenated appearance by minimizing photo-aging or sun damage. In addition, a healthy lifestyle will also help extend the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.
Apply for our free e-mail consultation or fill in our onlineMedical Questionnaire and/or send us photos of the areas you want treated and within a few days you will receive a reply from the plastic surgeon – Dr Rodrigo.
If you have any questions about any procedure or general queries about plastic surgery abroad, do not hesitate to contact us by phone (+36 70 675 8333) or by email (email@example.com)