One of the most visible signs of aging is sagging, loose skin around the face, chin, and neck. This occurs because skin tissue naturally produces less collagen and elastin as we age, resulting in skin that is simply less supple and vibrant. Other factors, such as smoking, sun tanning, and genetics can make the aging process more pronounced, causing a person to look much older or more tired than they truly are. If you’re ready to get a more defined, youthful appearance without having to go through a lengthy recovery time, you might want to consider what is known as a minilift.
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh as Carolina Facial Plastics in North Carolina specializes in performing traditional facelifts and the more minimally invasive version called a minilift. To learn whether this procedure is the best option for you, please schedule a consultation today!
What is a Minilift?
Unlike a traditional facelift, a minilift surgery focuses mainly on the neck, chin, and lower face, rather than the entire face. The procedure involves surgically removing excess skin and fat from the neck, chin, and cheek area, while also tightening specific muscles in order to create more defined features and an overall lifted appearance that is natural-looking and flatter. By tightening the muscles under the skin, patients can enjoy longer lasting results than with just removing skin and fat from around the face.
The procedure is known as a minilift not only because it targets specific areas of the face, but it also involves fewer incisions and smaller adjustments. Patients may assume that they need an entire facial rejuvenation surgery to look younger, but in many cases, only minimal changes are necessary to produce amazing, beautiful results.
The Minilift Procedures
A mini facelift is typically much less invasive than a full face surgery. There are less incisions involved and therefore, the recovery process is much faster. Patients are often surprised to find that they can undergo a minilift with only local anesthesia and can remain entirely awake. The procedure is fairly quick as minor adjustments are made, allowing the patient to return home the same day as the operation. The patients may need to wear light bandages and take only over-the-counter pain relievers during the first week of recovery. In most cases, patients will feel well enough to return to normal activities within a few activities, and can resume their regular lifestyle within two weeks.
Schedule a Procedure in North Carolina!
Are you interested in learning more about how a minilift procedure can help you get the younger, more vibrant appearance you want? Contact Carolina Facial Plastics today to talk with Dr. Kulbersh about your concerns and goals. He is more than happy to meet with potential patients and to help them make an informed, confident decision about their cosmetic treatments.
To request an appointment, contact us online or call (704) 842-3644 now!
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