Sunday, December 3, 2017

What is a short scar facelift?

A short scar facelift or mini facelift is one which primarily treats the jowls and jawline. This is a type of lift that spares the full dissection of the neck skin allow for a shorter recovery time of about 2 weeks. The mini facelift incisions do not extend behind the ear and into the hairline as the neck lift incisions would. The longevity and degree of correction with the mini facelift will depend on the extent of dissection. I like to perform a deep plane dissection where the skin is elevated and then the ligaments under the muscle or SMAS are released to provide a better facelift. This does cause a little more swelling but ultimately allows for a stronger short scar facelift.

Dr. Funk is a facelift plastic surgeon in Houston.