Mini face lift

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غلامحسین غرابی دکتر زیبایی

Specialist in plastic and cosmetic surgery
Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of the Iranian Plastic Surgeons Association


لیفت مینی صورت
In people who come with ageing in the central part of the face, they are good candidates for mini face lift surgery. This surgery is lovely for both the patient and the surgeon due to the possibility of restoring the effects of ageing on the face and the ability to restore beauty to the patient. Like a complete face lift surgery, this surgery also restores the self-confidence of patients who have lost their firmness. Muscles and wrinkles on the face are suffering from discomfort, it has an amazing effect. In mini facelift, the surgical focus is on improving ageing in the central part of the face and cheeks.

Surgical technique

Mini face lift is specially performed on the central part of the face and by correcting sagging muscles and skin wrinkles in this area, it will create a younger and fresher face. As I explained in the full face lift section, there are different techniques in this surgery that can be performed based on the age of the person and the expertise of the plastic surgeon. The most common surgical methods include:
  • Platysma – SMAS plication
  • MACS lift
  • lateral SMASectomy
  • Extended SMAS – Technique
  • subperiosteal facelift

Duration of surgery

It is approximately between 2 and 3 hours.


This surgery can be performed using local anesthesia or general anesthesia based on the choice of the surgeon and the physical condition of the patient.

Inpatient status

Usually, this surgery does not require hospitalization in a clinic or hospital, although depending on the patient’s condition and also performing surgeries on other parts of the face, she may be observed for several hours.

Side effects

Most patients who undergo face lift surgery experience very little pain or discomfort, temporary swelling, numbness, facial muscle weakness are some of the side effects of this procedure.


Infection, bleeding, facial nerve damage, excessive scar line, asymmetry are potential complications of this surgery.


1 to 2 days after surgery, the dressing is removed and bathing is not an obstacle. You can return to work 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. Most of the patient’s sutures are absorbable. Most patients can return to their normal daily activities 2 to 3 weeks after the operation.
The results of surgery last 8 to 10 years.  

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Dr. Gholamhossein Ghorabi

Dr. Gholamhossein Ghorabi, a subspeciality in Aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, an active member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISPAS).