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What Is A Mini Facelift?

What Is A Mini Facelift?

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Much like a facelift (also known as meloplasty and rhytidectomy), a mini facelift at The Dr Lanzer Clinic is a surgical procedure which gives patients a more rejuvenated appearance by removing and tightening sagging facial skin, muscle and fat from the face and neck.

A mini facelift is still a surgical procedure, so patients should always look for information about this type of treatment before they go ahead. While this info will be provided at The Dr Lanzer Clinic before your procedure, some patients like to check this information before their initial appointment. So, if you would like to learn more about the mini facelift as well as other factors such as cost, be sure to read the information provided by our team below.

What Happens During A Mini Facelift Procedure?

Several techniques are used during a mini facelift. During this type of procedure, the cosmetic surgeon focusses on the removal of excess skin from the face and the neck. Since sagging skin can make the patient appear older, the removal of this excess skin can already provide a drastic change.

A mini facelift also involves the tightening of loose facial muscles. Loose facial muscles can make the face appear less firm, so tightening those muscles up can make the face a little sharper and more youthful again. It also means that a full facelift is not always required to create a rejuvenated look.

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Does The Surgeon Make An Incision During A Mini Facelift?

The mini facelift is a surgical procedure, so the cosmetic surgeon will make an incision during the treatment. However, the incision made during a mini facelift stops behind the ear; this means it will not go into the hairline. Therefore, the incision is not the same as the traditional facelift.

A facelift procedure such as this one is often referred to as the short scar facelift, considering the location of the incision and its size. Despite this, patients must remember that a scar can remain after their  treatment.

While a mini facelift procedure does include a smaller incision, patients must always remember that the mini facelift is still a surgical procedure. Therefore, patients will experience some side-effects after the treatment. More information about the side-effects and the aftercare of the patient will be provided before the patient has his or her procedure.

What Results Can I Obtain From A Mini Facelift?

The result that someone can obtain from mini facelift surgery is quite subject to the individual. With any cosmetic procedure, one must remember that every patient is unique. Therefore, the results that are obtained by a patient after a facelift will be unique to them too.

Prospective patients can view some examples of mini facelifts on our website. The case studies we provide were obtained from patients who had their treatment at The Dr Lanzer Clinic. Our case studies are meant to inform patients, so they should only be considered as examples, not as definite results that can be obtained by getting the surgery.

There is a simple trick that patients can try if they wish to get a better idea of the result they would obtain after a mini facelift. By pushing loose skin towards the ears, patients can have a preview of the changes the face can go through after a mini facelift. Of course, the actual result of a mini facelift will only be visible after having the procedure.

How Many Years Can A Mini Facelift Take Off My Face?

Since results are individual from patient to patient, we can never guarantee a patient will look at least ten years younger than their actual age. However, most patients do experience a difference between ten to fifteen years after their mini facelift. This being said, we do mention to patients that this number is subjective. After all, there are more factors to take into consideration; this includes skin laxity and skin elasticity on the face and neck.


Discover Mini Face Lift Advantages!

An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Mini Face Lift procedures. It is important for you to thoroughly discuss with us your expectations so that we can ensure we deliver your desired outcome.  Our dedicated staff are here to support you every step of the way, so please take advantage of their knowledge and support.

If you’re looking to remove fat from the face, get a free consultation at Melbourne Mini Face Lift clinic with Dr Lanzer.

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What Side-Effects Will I Experience After A Mini Facelift?

As the mini facelift is a surgical procedure, patients can experience some side-effects after their treatment. One of the side-effects most patients will encounter is swelling. The swelling experienced after the treatment will dissipate over your recovery time and is a normal part of the healing process.

Patients who had a mini facelift can also experience some bruising. Much like the swelling, bruising is a relatively normal side-effect of cosmetic surgery and will disappear while the body heals.

Before a patient leaves our clinic, the patient will receive some guidelines regarding their aftercare; this may include the use of certain medications as well as wound care. When in doubt about your aftercare, we always advise patients to contact The Dr Lanzer Clinic for additional information.

What Does The Procedure Cost?

The cost for a mini facelift can be variable, as it is subject to the complexity of the procedure. It also depends if the patient has any additional procedures done; e.g. a brow lift. Therefore, it is always best to get an estimate from your cosmetic surgery clinic directly.

How Do I Make An Appointment For A Mini Facelift At The Dr Lanzer Clinic?

Patients who want to obtain a mini facelift can take the first step by making an appointment with Dr Lanzer. During the appointment, Dr Lanzer will evaluate the treatment area and determine if a mini facelift will provide the results that the patient wishes to obtain. Dr Lanzer can also provide the patient with a quote for their procedure.

To make your first appointment with Dr Lanzer, please contact our friendly team of receptionists via telephone. Alternatively, you can also book your appointment through our online enquiry form. Simply enter your details and our team will contact you as soon as possible to book your appointment.


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Let us know the procedure(s) you are considering and your details and we will get back to you with a time and day to suit you.

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