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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- Minimal scarring
- Minimal side effects
- Less downtime
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.
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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.
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.
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:
- Reduced chance of risks associated with general anesthesia
- Quicker recovery time
- Reduces procedure cost
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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.