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Mini Facelift Surgery

The facelift procedure is one of the most effective options in maintaining a more youthful facial appearance. The basic goal of any facelift is to tighten sagging skin in the lower face and neck, but there are a variety of ways this is accomplished. One option for those in the early stages of facial aging is mini facelift surgery, a less invasive form of the traditional facelift. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery is a highly respected plastic surgeon that offers a wide selection of facelift options, including a mini facelift, at our clinics in NYC.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

The traditional facelift requires incisions that usually curve around the ear and along the hairline to remove excess skin and elevate the facial tissues. This offers substantial improvement of the lower face and neck by tightening and lifting the skin and tissue. A mini facelift uses the same techniques but with a smaller incision, usually not around the ear but only along the hairline. The skin and tissue are still tightened but not as extensively as a traditional procedure. Mini facelift surgery has a more discreet scar and quicker recovery. Most people can return to their normal activities the same week as their procedure.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

A mini or weekend facelift sounds enticing with smaller scars and a quicker recovery, but it is not right for everyone. The smaller incision means a limited amount of tissue and skin can be elevated and tightened. This procedure is meant for those with only a slight sagging of the skin and tissue, usually people in their late 30s into the early 50s. This is not meant for those with significant jowling or sagging tissue that requires a more extensive lifting of the muscles and tissue with skin removal.

Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg is a double board certified plastic surgeon who works closely with his patients to find the right cosmetic solution to accomplish the desired outcome. If you are interested in learning more about mini facelift surgery and whether it is right for you, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Shteynberg at our clinic in UES Manhattan or Brooklyn.