Over time, delicate facial skin can begin to grow thin and sag, particularly as a result of the skin’s natural decrease in collagen and elastin production. Additional environmental factors, such as sun exposure, cigarette smoke, and pollution, as well as an individual’s genetics, can cause the face, chin, and neck to become loose and dull. Fortunately, it is possible to rejuvenate one’s appearance with a procedure called a mini lift. An entire facelift procedure may be intimidating, but it can also be unnecessary for many people who need just a few small adjustments to get the look they want. With the expert care and treatment of double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh at Carolina Facial Plastics, you can turn back the hands of time with the minimally invasive mini facelift procedure.
What’s the Difference Between a Traditional Facelift and a Mini lift?
Unlike a standard facelift procedure in which various parts of the face and neck are surgically adjusted, a mini lift focuses only on a few key features, allowing for a shorter procedure, and therefore a shorter recovery time. A mini lift procedure lifts the neck, chin, and lower face to create a subtly more defined face and neck.
In many cases, patients who think that their appearance looks older and more tired than they really are feel that way because the sagging skin around the lower face and neck line weigh the face down. Bu lifting the jowls and turkey neck, most people will see a noticeable difference in their overall appearance. During a mini lift, excess skin and fat is removed to help angulate the jawline and create an overall more youthful, lifted appearance.
What to Expect During a Procedure
Unlike traditional facial surgery, patients will only need local anesthesia and oral medication during the procedure and can remain completely awake. If the patient is unsure about remaining conscious during the procedure they can receive light general anesthesia to remain calm and relaxed. The procedure is fairly brief and the recovery is much shorter than a standard face lift. Patients often only need to wear light bandages and take simple over-the-counter pain killers during the first week, and best of all, should feel well enough to do most of their typical activities. By the second week, patients can again resume their normal lifestyle.
Schedule a Mini Lift in Charlotte Today!
If you are interested in learning more about the mini facial lift procedure available at Carolina Facial Plastics, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation. Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh is more than happy to meet with potential patients and help them make an informed decision about cosmetic treatments. Oftentimes, patients may discover a new, non-invasive treatment that can provide beautiful, natural-looking results that they did not know about before, thanks to meeting with Dr. Kulbersh.
Call us today at (704) 842-3644 or request an mini facelift appointment on our website.
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