Mini-Facelift

Look as Young as You Feel: A mini-facelift eliminates jowls

The mini-facelift eliminates jowls creating a youthful jaw line and youthful appearance. With the newest techniques, you can achieve a younger natural look with fuller cheeks and a well-defined jaw line. It also tightens the skin along with the underlying muscles with hidden incisions and very small scars.

Minimal Scar Mini Facelift

Dr. Shahar has perfected the facelift procedure, minimizing scar length and visibility. The incision site becomes almost invisible so that you can have a short hair style without it being noticeable. If the neck has significant laxity (looseness) a small incision under the chin is made to remove excess fat and tighten the muscle.

Local Anesthesia

The mini facelift can be performed under local anesthesia!

Quick Recovery

The recovery is quick and easy, and you can be back to work in one week. The pain is minimal, and swelling and bruising lasts for a week.

Your Youthful Natural Look

An expertise in muscle tightening and skin tension is important to obtain natural results. Having performed over a thousand facelifts enables Dr. Shahar to provide you with optimal results.

Frequently asked questions on mini face lift

Please find below a list of frequently asked questions regarding mini face lifts:

minifacelift is a minimally invasive procedure that is destined  to lift drooping skin on your face. A minifacelift involves a small incision made under the cover of the hair line and around the ears. A minifacelift tightens the underline muscles, and excess skin, defines your jawline, improves your neck laxity and overall look.

With the newest techniques, you can achieve a younger natural look with hidden incisions and very small scars.

The mini facelift plastic surgery is designed for patients who start noticing visible signs of aging: wrinkles, sagging skin. The mini facelift is the perfect solution for patients who are not ready for more invasive facelift procedures or can’t take too much time off for recovery time.

The mini facelift (weekend facelift) is a rhytidectomy plastic surgery technique intended to enhance overall facial appearance thanks to the lifting and tightening of the skin and muscles in the face, cheeks and jaw. This minimally invasive procedure reduces sagging and wrinkles in the cheek and jawline area. With the newest techniques, you can achieve a younger natural look with fuller cheeks and a well-defined jaw line.

One of the main benefits of a mini facelift is that it requires a shorter recovery time. 

Also, since mini facelifts are less invasive, the discomfort is minimal post-op.

Unlike a traditional more invasive facelift, mini facelifts can usually be performed using local anesthesia.

Lastly, since mini facelifts are less time consuming, complicated and do not require general anesthesia, the cost is significantly lower than that of a traditional facelift.

Most patients experience mild discomfort that can easily be controlled with pain medication. You may experience a slight “tightness” at the bottom of the face and neck. Most patients take pain medication for the first two days. Doctor Shahar will provide you with the necessary prescriptions.

Mini face lift surgery usually lasts for 2 hours. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia.

It can vary from patient to patient. However, from our experience mini face lifts last 10 years.

You can take showers after 2 days.

You will need someone to drive you home after the mini face lift is performed. You may be prescribed pain medication making it unsafe to drive or operate any kind of machinery. Driving should be avoided for about 4-5 days.

Doctor Shahar recommends you stop smoking 1 week before the surgery and refrain from smoking for at least 1 week after the mini face lift surgery.

Doctor Shahar recommends you avoid consuming alcohol 1 week before surgery and refrain from drinking at least 72 hours after the mini face lift surgery.

Doctor Shahar recommends you avoid taking any drugs containing aspirin or drugs such as Mortrin, Advil or Premarin 1 week before surgery. Use only Tylenol if needed.

You should avoid taking food supplements (vitamins, protein powder…) at least 1 week before surgery.

Recovery from a mini facelift is much faster than a full facelift. Minor swelling and bruising is usually over in 1 week. You should be back to work in one week. Mini facelifts are called “weekend facelifts” because you can have the procedure done on a Friday and be ready to go back to work on Monday.

The costs of a mini face lift is much less than the cost of a full facelift surgery. Please call our office at (212) 717-4066 (NYC) or Book a Consultation to arrange for a free consultation with Dr. Shahar. 

You are now considering a mini facelift procedure. Please call our office at (212) 717-4066 (NYC) or Book a Consultation to arrange for a free consultation with Dr. Shahar. Our New York City practice: Natural Look Institute, accommodates New Yorkers, out of town and international patients.

Hear it from
MY patients

"Dr. Shahar is an amazing plastic surgeon! He did a mini face lift along with my upper and lower lids under local anesthesia. I had the procedure done on a a Wednesday and was back to work on a Monday. The only one who knew was my hairdresser. Very tiny scars. I look ten years younger! I love you Dr. Shahar!"
Maria N.
Mini facelift patient

plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures Performed by Dr. Shahar

Deciding to undergo cosmetic enhancement and plastic surgery is an important decision. Possibly one of the most important decisions you make in your life.  Natural Look Institute offers a wide range of procedures such as the mini-face lift, eyelids, fat injection, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), as well as injectables.  All injections are performed by Dr. Shahar. Most of the rejuvenation treatments are done under local anesthesia with brief recovery time. We aim to deliver the best plastic surgery and the most natural looking plastic surgery in NYC. Rediscover a new you with the help of one of New York’s most trusted plastic surgeons.