Mini Facelift in Phoenix, AZ

A mini facelift procedure is the most common type of facelift surgery performed today. It is intended to smooth wrinkles and sagging skin on the lower third of the face and provide more definition to the chin line. A mini facelift accomplishes these goals by removing excess tissue and tightening remaining tissue. Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, led by board-certified ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, offers mini facelifts for men and women who live in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona.

What is a Mini Facelift?

Mini facelift refers to a procedure that’s similar to a facelift, but with limited incision points. Variations of this surgery may include or overlap with such procedures as a neck lift, mini lift, S-lift, submentoplasty, cheek tuck-up facelift and others. Mini facelifts offer targeted treatment to areas patients would like to correct, including extra facial skin, premature jowling or neck relaxation.

Am I a Candidate For a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is an option for younger patients who are mostly satisfied with their overall appearance but have one small problem area they’d like to address. A mini facelift is ideal for patients that would like to improve their look but are too young to undergo a full facelift. In addition, a mini facelift might be a consideration for someone who has had a previous facelift but would like a touch up to tighten skin.

Benefits of a Mini Facelift

The primary benefits of mini facelifts are that there are fewer incisions and less recovery as compared to a full facelift. Plus, the incisions involved with a mini facelift often can be camouflaged or hidden more effectively. As a result, patients can expect less bruising and swelling.

The Mini Facelift Procedure

A mini facelift treatment is the most common type of facelift surgery performed in the industry today. During the procedure, Dr. Taghizadeh smooths wrinkles and tightens up loose skin on the lower third of your face. The result restores definition to your chin by removing excess fat and skin, and artfully tightening remaining tissue. The term refers to a surgery that is less invasive than a full or revision facelift, but some variations of the mini facelift touch on such procedures as the neck lift, S-lift, submentoplasty, and cheek tuck-up. A mini facelift targets your primary areas of concern with your appearance, such as extra facial skin, jowls or neck relaxation.

Dr. Taghizadeh handles the mini facelift procedure on an outpatient basis. For anesthesia, you may opt for a “twilight anesthesia” that is less complete than a general dosage. You may choose local anesthetic if you prefer. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures that ensure minimal scarring and an unnoticeable appearance.

Mini Facelift Recovery

The duration of your recovery depends upon your unique circumstances, including your anatomy, genetic response to surgery and how well you maintain your health after the procedure. Most patients report feeling minor discomfort the same day of the surgery and can return to work and normal daily activities within the first seven days. The absorbable sutures must be removed or trimmed after one week, and patients typically feel comfortable returning to social activities shortly afterward.

After a proper recovery period, most patients experience mini facelift benefits for five to 10 years, with some being able to appreciate results for life.

Is a Mini Facelift Right For You?

The first step to deciding if you are a candidate for a mini facelift procedure is to meet with Dr. Taghizadeh for a consultation. He will listen to your areas of concern and conduct a full evaluation of your anatomy before discussing your options. He will also review with you the details of a mini facelift surgery, post-surgery care and what you can expect short and long term.

For the right candidates, mini facelifts offer facial rejuvenation with less risk, reduced recovery, and smaller incisions. If you’re considering a mini facelift or other cosmetic surgery, we encourage you to call our office for more information or to set up a consultation.

How Much Does a Mini Facelift Cost in Phoenix?

Most insurance companies consider plastic surgery to be an elective procedure and do not offer coverage for these procedures; a mini facelift treatment is usually excluded from policies. In order to make facelift procedures and other plastic surgeries financially accessible and affordable, Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, accepts cash, checks and credit cards. In addition, financing is offered through Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®. If you have any questions about the mini facelift procedure, recovery, costs or financing options at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, please give us a call.

As a board-certified ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in facial cosmetic procedures, Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh provides his patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on a mini facelift or to schedule a private consultation, please contact us today.

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