Mini Facelift In San Diego

A mini facelift is a surgical procedure that uses small incisions to remove excess fat, tighten the skin and reshape the cheeks, jawline and neck. It uses shorter incisions, usually under the hairline and around the ears and is less invasive than a regular facelift procedure. It reduces sagging of the skin around the neck, jawline and cheeks for a more youthful appearance.

Difference Between Mini & Regular Facelift

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  • Requires less time for procedure, 90 minutes compared to a few hours for a facelift
  • Much shorter recovery time, days instead of at least two weeks for a facelift
  • Costs less
  • Can return to regular activities sooner
  • No general anesthesia usually required
  • Size of the incision is smaller
  • Scarring very minimal
  • Results visible sooner
  • Bruising fades faster and swelling decreases quicker

Also called a short scar facelift, it is a technique best utilized for younger patients in their 40s or 50s who are looking for a subtle improvement to nip the earliest signs of aging due to the relaxing of the skin and facial tissues. This technique is best suited for patients whose main concern is their lower face and jowls without significant drooping of their necks.

Am I a Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

You are a good candidate for a mini facelift procedure if you are in good overall physical health. The mini facelift is popular with younger patients in their 40’s and 50’s and those seeking a secondary facelift. This procedure can be combined with liposuction in the neck.

What are the Benefits of a Mini Facelift?

There are many great advantages of a mini facelift for you in La Jolla, including:

  • Lower cost because a mini facelift is less complicated, including being a short procedure and not requiring general anesthesia, than a traditional facelift
  • Short recovery time, about three to five days
  • Discomfort is minimal being a less invasive procedure
  • A twilight sedation or local anesthetic reduce your chance of side effects like nausea
  • No scarring because the incisions are very short and hidden
  • Natural-looking results for younger patients dealing with early aging

What are the Risks?

A mini facelift is considered a safe procedure but some risks can include bleeding, bruising, blood clotting, swelling and potential scarring.

What is the Recovery?

You may experience mild discomfort following your procedure. Dr. Malone can prescribe pain medication for relief. You may also feel numbness on your skin for a few weeks. You may have to keep your head elevated and still for a couple of days after surgery to deal with swelling.

It will be important to be gentle with your face given how tender your skin will be after the procedure. You can return to your normal activities after a week or so when Dr. Malone approves. More strenuous activities, including workouts, should be on hold for at least a couple of weeks.

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During your consultation with Dr. Malone in La Jolla, you will have an opportunity to share your desire for a procedure and your concerns about it. You will be evaluated by Dr. Malone, who will create a customized plan based on your needs and offer you the best facial rejuvenation treatments for you. A mini facelift will improve the surface appearance of your face, neck, and skin for a softer, smooth and defined facial appearance. Your treatment will be based upon your individual facial anatomy and personal preferences to address your problem areas.

  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Jowls
  • Jawline

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A mini facelift repositions the portions of the face that show signs of aging using a shorter incision than that of a traditional facelift.

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Dr. Malone’s treatments in La Jolla are highly individualized, customized for you and address your specific concerns and needs. We aim to let your refreshed appearance reflect the youthful energy that you feel on the inside. Most importantly, Dr. Malone’s aesthetic is seamless without ever drawing unwanted attention. She provides the subtle refresher that a good night’s rest no longer produces. Dr. Malone’s aesthetic is a natural, soft and balanced letting you to always put your best face forward.

Dr. Malone is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. This remarkable distinction is bestowed on an elite subset of surgeons based on their exceptional training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct.

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