Mini Facelift Surgery
While the name implies a miniature-sized or lesser form of facelift surgery, the facts reveal something else entirely. Dr. Eric Cerrati serves as an assistant professor and the director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Utah. In a recent interview, he explains more about the mini facelift surgery, including how he performs it on patients at his Park City medical practice.
A mini facelift surgery is designed to help patients with the beginning signs of aging that include slightly sagging cheeks and neck skin. Simply put, good candidates for a mini facelift do not have a lot of excess skin or neck skin laxity. This enables Dr. Cerrati to perform tightening and lifting techniques that affect a patient’s facial muscles and skin but through a smaller incision and requiring fewer manipulations. This reduces the amount of bruising and swelling, thereby enabling the patient to heal and recover faster.
While patients who receive a full facelift procedure also enjoy similar treatments, they also must have some excess skin removed and undergo more extensive muscle and skin manipulations. This requires a larger incision and results in more bruising and swelling. A full facelift typically requires a month or longer for full recovery, while patients who receive a mini facelift often recover in just two or three weeks.
Which Facelift Surgery is Right for You?
Dr. Cerrati acknowledges that many different facial plastic surgeons define a mini facelift in different ways. No two surgeons will perform the surgery exactly the same way. For his patients, Dr. Cerrati prefers to consult with them individually and determine which surgical procedure or combination of procedures will help them best reach their cosmetic goals. People with certain levels of sagging or extra skin may need more extensive treatment than a mini facelift can provide.
To determine which procedure is the right one for your, call or contact us online at our Park City office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cerrati today.