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Do you look in the mirror and feel that the reflection that stares back at you seems much older than you feel? Our faces often betray the first signs of our advancing years, but many of us feel a deep sense of frustration because we often don’t feel as old as we look. Whether it is the appearance of laughter lines, heavy brows or a sagging
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What is a mini facelift?
A facelift is a surgical procedure that can improve the visible signs of
A mini facelift is a specific variety of the conventional facelift procedure. Unlike a full facelift which also addresses signs of
What happens during a mini facelift procedure?
A mini facelift is significantly less invasive than a full facelift procedure. The patient is given a general anesthetic and so will not feel any pain, nor have any memory, of the surgery.
In a mini facelift, two incisions are made – one on each side of the face running along the natural crease in front of the ears, from the bottom of your earlobe to your
Recovering from a mini facelift
As the surgery from a mini facelift is much less invasive than that of full facelift surgery, recovery is usually much faster and more straightforward. Mini facelift surgery is normally performed as an outpatient surgery, meaning that you will be able to return home the same day. However, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home and stay with you for at least the first 24 hours after your surgery.
You will be given a compression garment to wear, and you should follow your Dr. Douglas Chin’s guidelines for how long this should be worn. You will also be in some discomfort following your surgery, and we will provide you with pain relief. Swelling and bruising are also to be expected, and it may take a number of weeks for this to fully abate.
Dr. Douglas Chin will want to conduct a post-operative check to see how you are healing. This will normally happen within 48 hours of your surgery. However, he may also schedule other follow-up appointments further down the line if he believes that they are necessary.
Many patients find that they can return to work within a week of their mini facelift procedure. However, others do not feel confident to return until the swelling and bruising has subsided.n
Tired of looking older than you feel? Want a refreshed and revitalized appearance? You aren’t alone. Don’t delay any longer, contact our friendly and professional team and arrange a consultation appointment today at East Bay Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.