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Am I a Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

May 21, 2018, 12:00 PM by Valerie Clark

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A mini facelift is best suited for individuals who are beginning to see subtle signs of aging. The procedure is less invasive than a traditional full facelift. A mini facelift can diminish fine lines and wrinkles and by tightening loose skin around the jawline, nose, mouth, and neck. Dr. Guyuron at Zeeba Clinic is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly experienced in both traditional and mini facelifting techniques.

As we age, the skin begins to lose moisture and elasticity. This is true of men and women alike, but for women, the hormonal changes that occur during menopause can cause women to lose collagen, a protein that is responsible for firm, wrinkle-free youthful skin. This can result in sagging skin around the eyes, mouth, and neck.

A mini facelift can focus on the upper half or lower half of the face. Mini facelift candidates often have one or more of the following:

  • Hollowed facial areas
  • Mild to moderate wrinkles
  • Skin laxity

To address hollowed facial areas, fat transfer injections can be used to add volume to areas that have lost fullness.  Fat injections contain stem cells that regenerate healthy collagen and give the skin a natural glow.

A mini facelift is an outpatient procedure. Incisions are made along the hair line to minimize scaring. A mini facelift requires minimal recovery time, typically 1-2 weeks. 

Dr. Guyuron is an internationally respected plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He is compassionate about improving the aesthetic appearance of his patients. Dr. Guyuron will conduct a consultation with you to discover your concerns and issues and what your goals and expectations are.  From there, a plan of care will be laid out and explained in every detail including how long surgery will take and what to expect after surgery.

If you are beginning to see the subtle signs of aging and not ready for a full facelift, a mini facelift may be the right choice for you.

Dr. Bahman Guyuron and his staff at the Zeeba Clinic have many personalized options for you to consider. The clinic is located in Lyndhurst Ohio.  Call (440) 461-7999 today for an appointment.


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