In people who present with aging of the central part of the face, they are a good candidate for mini face lift surgery. This surgery is lovable for both the patient and the surgeon because of the possibility of reconstructing the effects of aging on the face and the ability to restore beauty to the patient. Muscle and facial wrinkles are affected; it has an amazing effect.
In a mini face lift, the surgical focus is on improving aging in the central part of the face and cheeks.
Technique of action
The mini face lift is performed exclusively on the central part of the face and will create a younger and fresher face by correcting the sagging of the muscles and skin wrinkles in this area.
As I explained in the full face lift section, there are different techniques in this surgery that can be done based on the age of the person and the skill of the plastic surgeon.
The most common surgical procedures include:
- Platysma – SMAS plication
- lateral SMASectomy
- Extended SMAS – Technique
- subperiosteal facelift
- MACS lift
Duration of surgery
Mini face lift takes about 2 to 3 hours.
This surgery can be performed using IV sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia based on the surgeon’s choice and the patient’s physical condition.
Inpatient / outpatient status
This surgery usually does not require hospitalization in a clinic or hospital, although depending on the patient’s condition as well as other surgeries on the face may be monitored for several hours.
Possible side effects
Most patients undergoing facelift surgery experience very little pain or discomfort. Transient swelling, numbness, and temporary facial muscle weakness are side effects.
Infection, bleeding, facial nerve damage, excessive scar line, asymmetry is some of the potential complications of this surgery.
1 to 2 days after surgery, the dressing is removed and bathing is allowed. You can return to work 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. Most patient sutures are absorbable. Most patients can return to their normal daily activities 2 to 3 weeks after surgery.
Surgery results last 8 to 10 years.