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Mini Face Lifts

Updated on March 4, 2020
Mini face-lifts are an excellent alternative to regular face-lifts.
Mini face-lifts are an excellent alternative to regular face-lifts.

Face-lifts are an excellent way to boost self-esteem. However, there are risks attached to the procedure. If one displays only minor signs of aging skin, then a natural face-lift could potentially cause damage or stress for the face. Mini face-lifts are the perfect solution to this dilemma as it allows work to be done without causing as much damage as the normal face-lift.

Plastic surgeons work on specialized targeted areas throughout the body. For this type of surgery, the work is performed on the stretch of the face. Mini face-lifts are much less invasive than the standard procedure. The incisions made during this procedure are minuscule, reducing the possibility of scars or other damage to the facial tissue. The mini face-lift operation lasts approximately less than two hours.

Drooping, loose skin and slight lines receive improvements with the mini face-lift. Mini face-lifts are often referred to as the "weekend" face-lift, due to the short duration of the operation. The recovery period will last a little longer than a weekend. The mini face-lift has minimal downtime and discomfort when compared to a traditional face-lift.

Mini face-lift recovery begins immediately after the surgery has been completed. Patients will be released with gauze placed over the area that was the focus of the operation. They must wear this bandage for 48 additional hours after surgery. During the recovery period, it is advisable to stay out of the sun, as the face cannot be exposed yet. These reactions may appear to be an overreaction; however, it is vital to avoid sun damage.

Mini face-lift patients should keep their heads elevated when resting and sleeping during the recovery stage. It is advised that this should be continued for seven days. This method of sleeping is recommended by most plastic surgeons, as it will help the face heal. One should also avoid sleeping on the side of their face. Sleep with the head on the back of the pillow to prevent cloth bruising the skin.

The removal of the sutures occurs approximately a week after the surgery. Some patients will be able to return to normal activities right after the bandages are extracted from the face. However, for the best possible results, patients are advised to wait at least a week to 10 days after the bandage removal is complete.

Although the skin's appearance will be enhanced, the aging process will eventually continue. Time marches on regardless of skincare. Other factors such as the diminishing elasticity of the skin, wrinkles or sun exposure may require additional mini face-lifts. There is even the possibility of a full face-lift in the future. Disregarding that minor issue, mini face-lifts are highly recommended for anyone that wishes to maintain their excellent appearance!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2020 Matthew Shine

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