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What is a Mini Face Lift?

A mini face lift is ideal for patients who require only minor changes to reach their goals for improvement. This is a less invasive face lift, commonly referred to as a "weekend face lift" because of how quick the recovery process may be, with little down time. This is a great alternative for patients who have only minor sagging of the cheeks/jowls and neck (typically patients late 30 to early 50 years of age. It is effective to improve the appearance of the neck, lower face, and cheeks by reducing wrinkles and sagging skin, and providing a firmer more youthful skin tone. It is sometimes referred to as an "S-lift" because of the s-shape of the incision along the front of the ear with a small extension behind the ear, usually about 1/2 to 2/3 the length of a traditional facelift incision. The tension of pull to reduce facial sagging is placed on a layer of tissue beneath the skin, called the SMAS layer, rather than placing tension on the skin itself. This helps avoid a "stretched" look to the skin that patients want to avoid. This procedure can be done in the office setting under local anesthesia and recovery is typically less than a week, making this a great procedure for working professionals or those with busy schedules. Other procedures such as facial implants or injectables, or neck liposuction to reduce a "double chin" can be combined with this procedure. Call today for a consultation to see if this procedure may be suitable to you! 828-550-3344 #WenzelFacialPlasticSurgery

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