What is a Mini FaceLift?

Courtney Martin
November 13, 2023

A mini facelift is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure Dr. MacArthur performs to address signs of aging in the lower face and neck. This less invasive alternative to a traditional facelift offers several advantages for patients who do not require extensive surgery.

Main Benefits of a Mini Facelift

  1. Less Invasive: A mini facelift involves smaller incisions, typically along the hairline or ear, leading to less scarring and a natural result.
  2. Shorter Recovery Time: Recovery from a mini facelift is quick. Most patients return to normal activities after one week.
  3. Targeted Improvements: This procedure primarily targets sagging skin and wrinkles on the lower face and neck, providing a more youthful appearance without needing a full facelift.
  4. Cost-Effective: A mini facelift is typically less expensive than a full facelift, making it a more accessible option for those seeking cosmetic improvements.

Ideal Candidates for a Mini Facelift

The ideal candidate for a mini facelift is someone with mild to moderate signs of aging in the lower face and neck. Key indicators include:

  • Slight sagging or loose skin around the jawline and neck.
  • Wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and lower face.
  • Good skin elasticity and overall health.
  • Realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery.

People in their 40s to early 60s often find this procedure most beneficial. However, it can be suitable for individuals outside this age range, depending on their specific concerns and skin condition.


The recovery process for a mini facelift is generally smoother and faster than that of a traditional facelift:

  • Immediately After Surgery: Patients may experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which usually subsides within a few weeks.
  • First Week: Most noticeable swelling and bruising will diminish, and many patients feel comfortable returning to work and social activities.
  • Following Weeks: Continued improvement in swelling and healing. Strenuous activities should be avoided.
  • Long-Term Care: Proper skincare, sun protection, and a healthy lifestyle are essential for maintaining results.

A mini facelift is a popular choice for those looking to reduce the signs of aging on their face and neck without extensive downtime. Its targeted approach, quicker recovery, and cost-effectiveness make this procedure popular.

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