A Mini Facelift Can Rejuvenate the Lower Third of the Face
Many are familiar with facelift surgery as a means of addressing signs of aging that develop around the eyes, on the brow, and along the jaw. However, most do not realize that "facelift" is a blanket term that refers to many different procedures. A mini facelift is a variation of facelift surgery specifically designed to address the jawline and upper neck area. Dr. Maro A. Rodas Nava in Tijuana, Mexico, is a skilled plastic surgeon who can use refined techniques to restore definition to your jawline and eliminate lax skin beneath the chin, helping you to experience dramatic rejuvenation and a powerful boost in confidence.
Is a Mini Facelift Right for Me?
Dr. Rodas Nava may recommend a mini facelift if you wish to rejuvenate the lower third of your face, and:
- Are in good overall health with no chronic conditions that could complicate surgery or healing.
- Have a certain degree of skin elasticity.
- Do not smoke, or are willing to break the habit for a period before undergoing surgery.
A mid facelift or full facelift may be a more appropriate procedure depending on what you hope to achieve through surgery. During a detailed consultation, Dr. Rodas Nava can recommend the right treatment and fully explain your options to help you make an informed decision.
The Mini Facelift Procedure
After you receive anesthesia, Dr. Rodas Nava will create subtle incisions around your ears and extending back into your hairline. With this careful placement, the resulting scars can be easily concealed. Your surgeon will tighten the muscles around your jaw. He will then use small, dissolvable sutures to hold them in place. Next, he will trim away any stretched or damaged skin before closing the incisions. Depending on your goals, he can also create another tiny incision just under your chin to eliminate excess fat and skin tissue.
Mini facelift surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be able to return to your home or hotel room to rest the same day as your surgery.
While some mini facelift patients can return to work and minimized physical activity within a few days, some may require a longer period of downtime. This depends primarily on the extent of the surgery and your body's natural capacity to heal. Bruising and swelling can be expected during this time. It is especially important to avoid placing any strain on your incisions, so you should only resume specific physical activities when Dr. Rodas Nava determines that it is safe.
Scars typically fade within six to 12 months, and you can help to ensure that they remain discreet by using ample sun protection outdoors. In general, maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle can help you to prolong the results of a mini facelift. However, it is important to understand that the aging process will continue to take a toll on your skin laxity, and that signs of aging will eventually reappear.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to schedule a consultation to find out if a mini facelift is right for you, please contact LIMARP online today. You can also reach us by phone. Call (866) 585-3298 from the United States, or (664) 686-2542 in Mexico.