Sunday, June 24, 2012

What is a Mini-Facelift or Short Scar Facelift?

A Short Scar Facelift or Mini-Facelift is a procedure which is used mainly to provide improvement for those patients with mild to moderate jowling and an ill-defined jawline but whose neck does not need significant improvement.

This type of facelift is typically reserved for younger patients in their late 40’s to early 50’s as older patients will likely need their neck addressed. It is a shorter procedure than a deep plane facelift or a combined face & neck lift. The recovery time is a little shorter at 10-14 days and there is no incision or scar under the chin. The incision is mainly made in front of the ear and extends slightly behind the ear.

The short scar facelift or mini facelift is an excellent choice for my younger patients with jowling but still with an aesthetically pleasing neck.

Dr. Funk is a faceilft surgeon and specialist in Houston, TX.