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Mini Face Lift
What is the difference between a face lift and a mini face lift? What is the difference between a face lift and a "mini lift"? Is the mini lift less invasive?
How you define it: The term "mini-lift" can mean different things to different people. There is no strict definition of a mini lift. In general this may refer to less invasive techniques or to an"lower" face lift which treats the jawline and upper neck only. Discuss your options with a board cerified plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know is 19days since mini face lift surgery,there is still slight swelling ,is there anything that can bring down the swelling fast. No pain?
I am having a repair of a mini face lift and the dr is not using an anesthesiologist , . He will use Valium and percocet along with a numbing powder.
Why would a plastic surgeon only use local anesthesia for a mini face lift? Is general anesthesia too risky?
Choices, choices...: Local anesthesia is a great and safe option for a procedure like a mini-lift, if both patient and surgeon are comfortable with that option. There are some benefits to a local only procedure, however, for some patients, the idea of being "awake" during a procedure is very disturbing. For those patients, IV sedation or general anesthesia (in an accredited facility) is a good and very safe option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deep plane mini face lift day 5. Why am I feeling strange sensation like a worm under my skin going along hair and suture line? Both sides. Like slow droplets of water moving down. Is this the swelling receding?
Paresthesias common: We call those strange sensations "paresthesias." these kind of sensations are not uncommon after facelift surgery . As long as they are not associated with pain, swelling, etc. If you are having any associated problems, be sure to contact your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long is the recovery time after a mini-face lift and eye lid lift done in the doctor's office?
Facelift recovery: The actual time you need off depends on what procedure you have. There are several types of facelifts. You should have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who can help determine which procedure is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Did a mini face lift,two weeks ,eye still swollen,cheeks swollen,stitches remove from ears,how long before all swelling goes?
2-3 weeks: 2-3 weeks. If longer, see surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is a mini lift less invasive than a regular face lift? I have sagging skin in my face and i'm beginning to look older than my age. I want to reduce the signs of aging as much as possible with a quick recovery time. What is the difference between a regular
Minifacelift: A minifacelift is a lower face lift. It will improve the jawline and help soften nasolabial folds. The incision is smaller than a traditional facelift. There is less dissection and less downtime. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastics surgeon to see if you are a good candidate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a face lift permanent? Will the results of my facelift be permanent, or will I have to have it redone eventually?
Clock keeps rockin': as one my my professors use to say: " you can turn back the hands of time, but the clock keeps ticking". While a facelift may make you look younger, you will continue to age and 10 years later you are still likely to have permanent effects of the facelift but it does not mean that you will stay frozen at a fixed age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Definitely: Modern facelift surgery usually does look quite natural. In the past, facelift usually meant pulling the skin tight. That lead to a stretched or "windblown" look that was not natural. Contemporary facelift involves tightening and lifting the deeper structures in the face and neck rather than pulling the skin tight. This not only lasts longer but it is safer and also much more natural looking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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