About the Treatment
- Who is a good candidate for a mini-facelift?
Most candidates for a traditional facelift are also candidates for a mini facelift or short scar facelift. A mini facelift is a great way to combat the initial signs of aging. Patients who have had massive weight loss sometimes require a traditional facelift if they have a large amount of excess facial skin.
- What improvements can I expect?
In general, patients can expect similar improvements in the face and neck as with a traditional facelift. Specifically, patients can expect a tightening of sagging excess skin, a more youthful facial shape and contour, increased cheek fullness, decreased jowls, the softening of marionette and smile lines, and a more youthful neck contour.
- How is a mini facelift performed?
Dr. Pirani’s innovative mini facelift involves only a short scar, which begins just in front of the ear in the hairline area, extends around the earlobe, and ends just behind the ear. Usually, Dr. Pirani will combine facial fat grafting and liposuction techniques with a mini facelift in order to achieve the best possible results.
After your mini facelift, Dr. Pirani will usually have you stay overnight in our accredited surgical facility. During your stay, you will be tended to by two nurses, who will ensure you’re safe and comfortable. Dr. Pirani will see you the next morning to change your dressings and make sure that you’re doing well. Initially, there may be some bruising and swelling present, but this usually resolves over a few days to weeks. Most people will return to work within seven to 10 days after a mini facelift.
For a mini facelift consultation, Dr. Pirani will spend approximately 30 minutes going over all of your options and the surgical details, after which he will create a custom surgical plan that addresses all of your concerns and goals. He will go over risks and possible complications and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery. Dr. Pirani’s goal is to educate you so that you fully understand your customized surgical plan and feel confident and informed.
- Procedure Cost
$20,000+ (Taxes not included)