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Our Marina del Rey mini facelift (short scar facelift) is a common surgical procedure that is popular among both men and women. It is a minimal incision facelift procedure with a speedy recovery!

What is a mini facelift?

Also known as a “weekend lift,” the mini facelift is designed to address mild skin laxity and jowls along the lower portion of the face and neck. Because it is less intensive than a traditional facelift, the incisions are small and discreetly placed around the ears.

Patients who undergo this procedure enjoy:

  • A naturally refreshed appearance
  • Firmer, more youthful skin along the jaw and neck
  • A more defined jawline
Video Thumbnail of before and after a facelift

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

The procedure

To begin your Marina del Rey mini facelift, Dr. Macias will create incisions around the ears. Through those openings, he will gently pull your facial tissue upward. This process will highlight the natural beauty of your bone structure, while minimizing the appearance of jowls, wrinkles and lax skin.

Once Dr. Macias has created a youthful and more defined facial contour, he will close the incisions with sutures and you will be able to return home to begin the healing process.

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The recovery period for a mini facelift is approximately two weeks. All sutures will be removed within seven to ten days. Most patients have very little to no bruising, though some mild swelling and soreness may persist for up to two weeks.

Am I a candidate?

The ideal candidate for a mini facelift is a man or woman who has noticed a loss of youthful definition along the jawline and wants to tighten and lift the area. Most of our patients are between the ages of 30 and 70, though younger or older individuals may be considered candidates as well.

FAQ Mini Facelift

How much does a mini facelift cost?

According to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the nationwide average surgeon’s fee for a facelift is $7,448. However, your personal investment will vary depending on the experience of your surgeon and your location.

Do I need a mini facelift or a traditional facelift?

The traditional, full facelift is designed for more advanced signs of facial aging. Mini facelift patients tend to be younger and want to correct relatively mild skin laxity and sagging.

What kind of anesthesia is used?

Your mini facelift can be done under local anesthesia and sedation, or general anesthesia. During your initial consultation at our Marina del Rey office, we will review the options and help you determine which one is in your best interest.


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