As skin ages, it begins to lose elasticity. Once this happens, it becomes less pliable and less resilient against gravity, which then leads to unwanted sagging. This cumulative effect of aging ultimately contributes to wrinkled, unhealthy-looking facial skin. Thankfully, with the short scar facelift, otherwise known as the mini facelift, there is a relatively quick and easy surgical procedure that can reverse sagging and tighten targeted areas of the face.

A mini facelift is an anti-aging surgery that is much less invasive than a traditional full facelift, which helps to cut down on recovery time.

Another major benefit of the procedure is that it only requires a small half-inch incision (hence the name) to create the rejuvenating lift to the face. This is all done while the patient is put under general anesthesia. The surgery is completed relatively quickly, typically lasting no longer than an hour.

Because it is performed as an outpatient procedure, patients may return home immediately once the sedation wears off, as long as they have a ride available to take them home. The end result of the short scar facelift should leave the patient with tightened skin under the chin and neck, creating a more youthful appearance overall.

To learn more about the mini facelift, contact our New York office to set up a meeting with Dr. Lee Ann Klausner, who is double-board-certified as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.