With age comes wisdom, but it also means gravity has had its way. That doesn’t mean you have to leave your good looks behind you. If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin and give yourself a more youthful appearance, a mini facelift can do wonders for your neck and jaw. Our experts at the Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center in El Segundo will lift and restore your looks to a younger and natural you.
If fillers won’t cut it and you’re not a candidate for a conventional facelift, a mini facelift may be right for you. Dr. Mark Rayman will turn back the hand of time and make you look as young as you feel. No more hiding sagging skin beneath scarves and turtlenecks. Give yourself the confidence boost you deserve without going through all the stress of a normal facelift.
Why a Mini Facelift
Do you find yourself looking in the mirror and seeing sagging skin along your neck and jaw? As we get older, these areas are the first to show visible signs of aging. After a while, it can take a toll on your self-confidence. These problems tend to arise in our 30s and 40s, which is a time many consider too early for a full facelift.
Fortunately, a mini facelift can provide a perfect solution. The beauty of it is that a mini lift achieves many of the same benefits as a standard facelift but with minimal scarring and shorter recovery. It can help you curb signs of aging before they become pronounced. Depending on your situation, this can help postpone the need for more extensive surgery for many years.
A mini facelift also is among the safest cosmetic procedures available. If you are uninterested in a surgical procedure, our mini facelift procedure may be for you. Instead of a traditional surgical procedure, it uses threading techniques for a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.
Another great benefit is convenience. The procedure is much less invasive than a traditional facelift, and the recovery process is much easier. Usually, patients are able to resume their normal activities very shortly after treatment. It’s perfect for those of us who don’t have time to spend weeks in bed.
How Does It Differ from A Full Facelift?
Traditional surgical methods are intended to address moderate to advanced aging around the midface and neck. Unlike a mini lift which only requires a few incisions around the ear, a full lift involves several incisions behind the hairline starting at the temples. From there the surgeon lifts and repositions sagging tissue. It’s an involved process that can take several hours.
A mini facelift works by lifting excess skin from the neck and jawline. Biodegradable threads are used to lift and contour the skin to accentuate features.
Compared to a full facelift, a mini facelift is a much less lengthy process. It’s an outpatient procedure that usually takes less time to complete.
How to Tell If You’re a Good Candidate
A mini facelift is most helpful to those experiencing mild to moderate sagging around the neck and jawline. This may impact anyone regardless of age. For example, if you’ve recently undergone significant weight loss, you may benefit tremendously from a mini facelift. It can also help those who wish to limit premature signs of aging.
If you want a lift, but have reservations this is a great alternative to more invasive plastic surgery techniques. A mini facelift can be a great option for anyone who’s already had a full facelift and just wants a touch-up. Potential candidates must be in good general health with no problems that may inhibit their healing.
What to Expect
During the procedure, Dr. Rayman will place sutures into your skin to reshape and tighten loose areas. The threads are made of biodegradable polyglycolide/L-lactide (PLGA) and will be absorbed into the skin naturally. They will bind to your tissue and lift sagging parts of the midface. The threads form a very strong tissue adhesion, so you can expect your results to last up to two years.
As with any procedure, it’s important that you get adequate rest after your appointment. You will be able to go home the same day, and you may be able to return to normal activities. However, during your brief recovery, you should avoid any activity that may strain your sutures.
Get Your Confidence Back
There is no greater pleasure for us here at the Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center in El Segundo, California, than seeing a patient walk away looking years younger and feeling great. You deserve to feel good about yourself, and we can help.
Our team of trained and experienced staff is committed to providing services that are safe and highly effective for you and that provide you with long-lasting results. At our office, it’s all about you. We are compassionate, friendly and put you first. We are here to answer all your questions and guide you through the process.
The decision to undergo any kind of cosmetic surgery is a very personal one. At our office, we put your needs at the center of everything we do. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that gives you the results you’re looking for. Contact us today for a consultation. Our team proudly serves the Los Angeles area, and we look forward to helping you look and feel your best!