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.
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.
Facelift is not just lifting the skin and muscle. It is also restoring facial volume, that why Dr. Shahar often performs fat grafting together with the mini facelift to create balance and harmony to the face. Having performed over a thousand facelifts enables Dr. Shahar to provide you with optimal results.
The mini facelift can be performed under local anesthesia!
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.
"Nobody knows. No one. It's thrilling and I look a TON better without my double chin and lax marionettes. One person asked "did you lose weight?" and my scars are invisible. If you've been waiting a long time and hemmed and hawed about doing something, do it. He's affordable and a master and is the nicest surgeon I met with. The others barely looked in my eyes and I needed to feel real trust to have my face and necked altered! Thank you, Dr. Shahar!!"
A mini–facelift is a minimally invasive procedure that is destined to lift drooping skin on your face. A mini–facelift involves a small incision made under the cover of the hair line and around the ears. A mini–facelift 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.
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Deciding to undergo cosmetic enhancements and plastic surgery overall is an extremely serious and personal decision. For this reason alone, you need to be surrounded by the best of the best. Doctor Yoel Shahar offers personalized advice, caring attention and support before and after the surgery. He always generously offers his time to answer any questions you may have.
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