A mini face lift or S Lift is a procedure that is simpler than a standard face lift. It involves smaller incisions and a quicker recovery time, which is why it is sometimes called a “weekend facelift.” This type of facelift is designed to decrease visible signs of aging in specific areas of the face.
The mini face lift involves small incisions that can be made above the ears, under the chin or at the nape of the neck, depending on the results you desire. It targets the areas on the neck and lower two-thirds of the face. The overall effect is to remove wrinkling and sagginess, leaving your face looking smoother and more youthful. Many people opt for this procedure to remove the early stages of visible aging or to enhance a face lift that was performed at an earlier time.
A mini face lift has fewer risks than a standard face lift because it is less invasive. It can be performed in the doctor’s office using only IV sedation rather than a general anesthetic. The recovery time is seven days:
- Day 1-2: You return home with the surgical area covered with a bandage, which you should wear for 48 hours after the surgery.
- Day 1-7: For the week following the surgery, it is recommended that you sleep with your head elevated.
- Day 7- 10: The sutures are removed.
Depending on your lifestyle, the results can last anywhere between 5-10 years. If you are looking for a cosmetic procedure that offers quick and subtle changes, this is the one for you.
Here at Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery, we are dedicated to providing the best oral and facial skeletal surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, and facial skin care available in northwest Georgia. We take great pride in serving our patient’s needs using cutting-edge equipment and techniques. If you are considering any type of oral or facial surgical procedure, contact us today to find out more about mini facelifts or S Lifts.