What is the Difference Between a Mini Facelift and a Full Facelift?

If you’re interested in undergoing facelift surgery, you may have run across something interesting during the course of your research: there’s more than one kind of facelift.

That’s right: More and more plastic surgeons are specializing in both mini facelifts and full facelifts, both of which are designed to help a patient look younger and more rejuvenated. However, there are key differences between the procedures – differences that could influence the right procedure for you.

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All About the Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is a relatively new innovation that involves minor tightening around the jawline or eyes. The key term here is minor: most candidates who undergo this procedure have good skin laxity, but they’re starting to notice troublesome drooping and want to quickly correct it.

Full Facelift 101

A full facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that provides major correction to the facial region, including around the eyes, jawline, and even the neck. The full facelift is done in such a way so as to reposition drooping facial muscles, as well as remove excess skin that may have surfaced during the aging process.

The Difference Between a Mini Facelift and a Full Facelift

So what’s the main difference between a mini facelift and a full facelift? You may have already guessed, but the differences can be found in who the procedures are designed for, the facial areas that they correct, and the results you can expect to see.

In general, most candidates should opt for a full facelift. That’s because a full facelift can fix more aging issues, while a mini facelift could end up making your face look like it’s aging differently.

Regardless of which option you select, you should be a healthy nonsmoker who has realistic goals for your plastic surgery procedure.

Awesome experience! Would be back to see Dr. Aycock for any other surgery. From the staff to my results… everything was excellent!


Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about the difference between a full facelift and a mini facelift? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock in Walnut Creek, CA (925)-937-8377 or Greenbrae, CA (415) 925-1700.

*Individual Results May Vary

By |2019-03-07T08:36:37-07:00November 26th, 2018|Facial Rejuvenation, Facial Surgery|

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