Mini-Facelift Los Angeles, Beverly Hills
Sarmela Sunder, MD Mini-Facelift Q & A Video Series ….
Available in our Los Angeles, Beverly Hills Office or Encino, San Fernando Valley Location.
In addition to the standard facelift procedures, Dr.Sunder/ Persky Sunder Plastic Surgery also offers a mini-facelift for patients who are seeing the early signs of aging. It is perfect for men and women who have moderate sagging of the lower face, jowls and neck. With a mini-lift, patients will be able to improve the appearance of lower face, jowls and the upper neck with minimal downtime and recovery.
The mini-facelift is ideal for patients between the ages of 40 to 65+ who want to maintain their appearance and prevent further signs of aging. The procedure takes approximately 2 hours and is performed under local anesthesia with sedation. If preferred, the procedure can be performed under general anesthesia. Because the recovery time is much less than a standard lift, most patients are out and about a couple of days after the procedure and back at work 5 days after the procedure.
Unlike most other mini-lift techniques which only tighten skin, Dr.Sunder’s technique involves tightening the SMAS layer. She also emplys bi-directional technique in repositioning the SMAS layer and the overlying skin.
Why do people choose a mini-facelift versus a facelift?
For one, the mini-lift is a much less invasive procedure than a standard facelift. Most people require less recovery time with a mini-lift. If a patient opts to have procedure performed under local anesthesia with sedation, rather than general anesthesia, the costs invovled are considerably lower. However, because it is a less invasive procedure, it is not appropriate for every patient, particularly those that have excessive sagging of the skin.
At your consultation, Dr.Sunder will be able to review your options with you and the two of you will determine together whether a mini-lift is the best option for you. Although the results of a mini-lift are less dramatic than that of a standard facelift, it can address specific signs of aging to rejuvenate those that have developed a tired appearance.