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Mini Facelift Newport Beach & Orange County

A mini facelift is a great option for patients with a mild degree of sagging skin and jowling. It is a less-invasive technique than a full facelift which allows Dr. Sadati to tighten deep facial tissues through shorter incisions, which are usually located along the hairline above each ear or in the natural creases surrounding the ear. Through these incisions, tissues around the cheeks are lifted and tightened, and the jawline is refined. This facial enhancement procedure can help to address early signs of aging before they become more pronounced, postponing your need for more extensive surgery for years.

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A mini facelift can offer many benefits, including:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Minimal side effects
  • Less downtime

Preparing for Your Mini Facelift

If you have a mild to moderate amount of facial aging, you may be able to benefit from a mini facelift. Prior to your procedure, you will be asked to stop smoking at least six weeks before and after your plastic surgery procedure. This is because nicotine may hinder the healing process. You may also be asked to discontinue use of certain medications that may thin the blood. Any pre-op instructions can be discussed with Dr. Sadati and his team during your consultation and prior to your procedure.


What to Expect During your Mini Facelift Recovery

The mini facelift is performed as an outpatient procedure, so patients can return home after surgery to recover. Be sure to have a responsible adult who can drive you home after surgery and stay with you for the first night of your recovery. You may be provided with a compression garment to ear home to help prevent swelling. Bruising, swelling, and redness may occur, and any discomfort that occurs can be controlled with pain medication. Patients may also experience a feeling of “tightness” around the lower portion of the face and neck, which may be accompanied by minor numbness around the ears. This is normal and will dissipate with time.

Recovery time may vary, and some patients can return to work within a week. It may take up to a year before final results are apparent. You will be required to return to Dr. Sadati’s office for a follow-up consultation. Any sutures will be removed after about a week.

“My experience with Dr. Sadati was one of the best experiences I have ever had with a physician. I never had considered getting a face lift until I started feeling unhappy with how I looked in the mirror. He has really mastered his craft – Dr. Sadati is your guy if you are looking for a great facelift!"

Your Private Consultation

The first step on your mini facelift journey is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Sadati. During this time, Dr. Sadati will speak with you about your aesthetic goals and what you wish to change about your appearance. He will take time to go over your medical history and perform a physical exam before creating an individualized treatment plan to help address your problem areas. Call the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Lounge today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati.

Dr. Sadati can help to turn back the clock and restore a more youthful appearance with a mini facelift procedure. The main goal of this procedure is the enhance the patient’s own natural beauty for a look that is never over-done.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a Mini Facelift Require General Anesthesia?

The mini facelift procedure does not require general anesthesia and can be performed under local anesthesia with twilight sedation. This allows for many benefits, including:nnReduced chance of risks associated with general anesthesianQuicker recovery timenReduces procedure cost

What is a natural mini facelift?

The Natural Mini Lift is a safe, revolutionary approach to a facelift that provides superior, long-lasting results. This procedure was pioneered by renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati to improve the look of jowls, cheeks, and very mild loose neck. Individuals in their 40's are good candidates for this procedure.nnThe cheeks, jowls, and neck are lifted by removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscle, and re-draping the skin resulting in a younger, natural look. The procedure takes about 90 minutes using a local anesthesia and twilight sedation without the need for general anesthesia.u00a0 Normal social activities can be resumed in about a week. There may be minimal tightness and numbness that ultimately fades.u00a0 Strenuous exercises can be resumed in 4 weeks.

Mini facelift vs facelift?

A mini facelift is meant to tighten to skin on the face for a more youthful appearance. A less invasive technique is used for tightening facial muscles, which is why this procedure can be done under local anesthesia. Mini facelifts also reduce healing and recovery time and are most cost-effective than traditional facelifts.

How long will a mini facelift last?

Results from a mini facelift can last for five to ten years. However, it is important to understand that the aging process will continue, and results may be altered with age over time. Following a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, limited alcohol consumption, and avoidance of tobacco. Avoiding the sun is also a great way to prolong results.

What is the average age for a mini facelift?

There is no “right” or “wrong” age to undergo a mini facelift. However, many individuals in their 40s opt for a mini facelift, as this is the time where signs of aging become more noticeable but are not advanced enough for a full facelift procedure.

What are the risks of a mini facelift?

As with any plastic surgery procedure, the mini facelift procedure comes with some risks. However, when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Sadati, the risk of complications greatly diminishes. Any risks and complications can be discussed during your consultation appointment.

The pros and cons of mini facelift?

The mini facelift procedure targets signs of aging in particular areas of the face such as droopy jowls or signs of aging in the midface. Because incisions are shorter, and less correction is needed during this procedure, downtime will be shorter than that of a traditional facelift. However, results will not be as dramatic as a traditional facelift, as incisions are limited, as is the amount of correction.

How long does swelling last after a mini facelift?

Swelling following a mini facelift is completely normal and should resolve within a couple of weeks. Remember that it is best to wait until swelling has gone down to consider your results.

How long does a mini facelift take to complete?

The length of a mini facelift procedure may vary depending on your individual anatomy and the amount of change desired.

Dr. Kevin Sadati is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience and over 5000 facelifts performed using his well-known technique. He has been loved by his patients and praised by his peers for his natural-looking results. He has been voted the Best Facial Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County 6 years in a row. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and is a regular lecturer at the national plastic surgery meetings. His expertise is mentioned in major national beauty magazines and appeared on TV. As a master of facelift, Preservation Lift™ also known as the deep plane facelift and rhinoplasty and an avid sculptor and painter, he can provide gorgeous yet natural-looking results without the tell-tale signs of surgery. Dr. Sadati can help you achieve your highest level of confidence at his luxurious facility. Dr. Sadati has pioneered the Preservation Lift™ also known as Preservation Deep Plane Facelift

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Dr. Kevin Sadati is Orange County’s leading board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a facial aesthetics expert of over 20 years. Dr. Sadati draws patients from all over the world for his exceptional facelift and Preservation Lift™ also known as Preservation Deep Plane Facelift results. No matter where you’re located, you are warmly invited to see what kind of rejuvenating results can be achieved in the hands of our artist, sculptor, and world-class plastic surgeon.

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Dr. Kevin Sadati


Dr. Kevin Sadati is a top facial plastic surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with over 15 years of facial and reconstructive surgery experience. He is particularly known for creating natural, subtle results for his patients who don't appear that they've had work done. This can be credited to his extensive experience, as well as his surgical finesse and natural artistic talent. Along with years of studying and training, Dr. Sadati has experience as a painter and sculptor, which embodies his artistic eye for, and appreciation of, aesthetic harmony. He believes that this is key to creating beautiful, natural-looking results in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sadati has been voted by his patients: “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in OC register 5 years in a row, “Top Plastic Surgeon in Orange County” in Locale magazine and received “Best Overall Facial Rejuvenation” award at the National Aesthetic Show by his peers. He also appeared in “The Doctors” show on NBC.



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