If you have significant signs of facial aging, you may be investing in a lot of facial serums, creams, and even spa treatments. But if you have moderate to severe skin sagging, wrinkles, and drooping, your best bet for achieving a younger appearance may be with facial surgery.

What’s the difference between a facelift and a mini facelift? And which one is best for you?

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All About the Facelift

The ever-popular facelift is a great surgery option for patients who have moderate to severe sagging skin that can’t be fixed by dermal fillers or surface-level treatments. The facelift is designed to correct sagging facial muscles and remove excess skin, which helps create a more youthful and firm-looking appearance.

Facelift procedures are extremely popular because they’re one of the few surgeries that can really turn back the clock on a patient’s appearance. The traditional facelift option is long-lasting and best for you if you have sagging skin around the jawline, cheeks, and upper eyebrows.

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Mini Facelift 101 

The mini facelift was developed to correct specific signs of facial aging. While the traditional facelift focuses on total facial aging, the mini facelift focuses on correcting minimal drooping of skin and muscle along the mid and/or lower cheeks and jawline. The incision for the mini facelift is usually made in front and behind the ears, which allows your plastic surgeon to access sagging facial muscles around the cheeks and jawline.

The mini facelift is an interim procedure for some patients, but not a lasting solution for facial rejuvenation.

Not only is Dr Aycock a widely-recognized, well-respected plastic surgeon who has great esthetics. He listens to his patients and works hard to understand and accomplish what they have in mind. In addition to all that, he is first and foremost a healer, a physician. He will guide you and advise you and help you to make informed choices always with the overall health of his patient in mind.


Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about which facelift option is right for you? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock in Walnut Creek, CA (925)-937-8377 or Greenbrae, CA (415) 925-1700.

Dr. Aycock serves the greater San Francisco Bay area.