A Mini Facelift (S Lift) is a less invasive Vancouver facelift surgery, performed by Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, that is associated with less downtime, but also produces substantially less rejuvenation and lifting than a traditional facelift. This surgery is ideal for young patients under the age of 45 typically who are just beginning to see the signs of aging in the face, or for patients who have already had a facelift and desire a small “tuck up”. Features of the Mini Facelift include:
Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Buonassisi places incisions in the natural skin creases in front and behind the ear. The skin of the lower face and neck is elevated away from the underlying muscle and fat. The extent of skin elevation is much less than with a traditional facelift. Excess skin is then trimmed and the incisions are meticulously closed to minimize their appearance. This procedure is often referred to as a “Tuck up” for patients who have had a facelift in the past or for those who only require modest rejuvenation of the skin only. The recovery is generally shorter than for a formal facelift and the degree of improvement is less. Mini Facelift (S Lift) surgery typically takes from 2 – 2.5 hours, and patients can return home the same day.
The physical benefits of a Mini Facelift (S lift) are mild in comparison to a complete facelift. Patients can expect:
Minilift (S Lift) surgery is not appropriate for patients who have pronounces jowls and/or loose neck structures. It can be appropriate for younger patients in their late thirties and early forties who are just beginning to see the signs of aging in the face.
You may be a candidate for a mini face lift if you have any of the following physical features: