Not So Mini Benefits of the Mini Facelift

Mini facelifts are the next big thing in plastic surgery. This procedure is especially popular with a younger age group. It has a multitude of benefits that make it a truly great alternative to the full facelift. Before you check out its awesome benefits, you should know some things about what this procedure entails.

It is an outpatient procedure that targets the lower portion of the face, including sagging cheeks and jowls. A mini facelift is a minimally invasive surgical procedure meaning it is not a major surgery but a quicker and simpler one. The mini facelift is designed to create results that have you looking years younger! This procedure is ideal for a person that does not have a lot of time for recovery.

Benefits of Mini Facelifts

Minimally Invasive

As mentioned above, the procedure is designed to be quick and easy. It is one of the shortest facial surgical procedures around, with a surgery that clocks in at around two hours. Due to the length and simplicity of this procedure general anesthesia is not typically used. The surgeon will use a local anesthetic and the patient could even be awake for the procedure. The local anesthesia and the short procedure time also leads to a shorter recovery.

Facial Improvements

The mini facelift itself will improve the obvious signs of aging along the cheeks, jawline, and upper neck.

Natural Appearance

Because the mini facelift is subtle, the procedure also provides a more natural look in addition to a younger appearance.

Less Scarring

The mini facelift is performed using fewer incisions, which in turn leads to less scarring. The incisions are placed in a way that makes them inconspicuous to the naked eye—so patients don’t have to worry about visible scarring.


In addition, because this procedure is minimally invasive, the recovery time is shorter. A patient will only have to wear their bandages for about forty-eight hours and can get their stitches removed after a week. Patients are also able to get back to work faster than if they had a full facelift. The mini facelift does not have as many side effects that one would experience with more invasive procedures. This means less swelling, bruising, and tenderness. So, the less invasive the procedure, the quicker you can show the world your new and improved look! Some patients experience minor discomfort after the surgery, but that can be dealt with using prescribed medication from your doctor.

Self Confidence Booster

A mini facelift could the ultimate confidence-booster a patient needs. An improved self-confidence can create a domino effect of positive change for a person. This improvement can increase their happiness in their personal and professional lives. It is important to remember that surgery does not fix deep underlying emotional issues, but it can help if someone is unhappy with how much older they look. Our goal is to help you feel your best while looking your best.


Mini facelifts are not as expensive as full facelifts. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery, there are various factors that dictate what the price of a mini facelift will be. Those factors include various fees including the surgeon, facility, anesthetic. In addition, supplies such as medication and surgical garments have to be factored in. Health insurance does not typically cover these types of procedures, so it is important to get an accurate amount from your surgeon.


The risks associated with the mini facelift are significantly less than a full facelift. That does not mean that risks are completely eliminated. Every surgical procedure has its share of risks, and it’s crucial that you talk to your surgeon about them.


Mini facelifts have the benefit of creating long-lasting results. A patient can expect their procedure to last anywhere from five to ten years. This, of course, is dependent upon each individual and everyone will have different results. It also depends on factors such as your age and natural aging process along with the way you take care of your body.

When you come to the Aesthetic Institute of New York and New Jersey for a mini facelift, you’ll work with Dr. Slupchynskyj, a world renowned board-certified surgeon. He will guide you through this process and explain what your options are.

If you’d like to learn more about the mini facelift, you can schedule a private consultation. During your initial meeting, Dr. Slupchynskyj will provide you with all the information you need about the procedure and answer any questions you may have.