Mini Facelift Techniques
Patients who have not yet reached their 50's or 60's may benefit from a short scar face lift or mini face lift in Los Angeles. These procedures can help rejuvenate the cheeks with a lower cost and shorter recovery than a traditional face lift. These options can be quite effective for the right patient, but they do not have as dramatic an impact as a full face lift.
The Dr. Stoker Difference
For Your Mini Facelift:
He has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate the face.
He is adept at all modern techniques and customizes surgery for each individual.
He is recognized nationally for research on the facial nerve and face lifts.
He has been a guest on the Dr. Phil show as an expert in facial surgery.
During your personal consultation, we'll discuss your options. My years of experience working with thousands of facial rejuvenation patients will enable me to recommend a surgical plan that fits your needs. Achieving a natural-looking result will be one of our goals.
I use two primary techniques for younger patients seeking a face lift.
- Mini face lift: The mini face lift addresses skin laxity in the cheek area. Incisions are usually made in front of and behind the ear, but not into the hairline behind the ear. Skin is lifted and secured in a more youthful position. Surgery takes a shorter amount of time than other face lift procedures.
- Short scar face lift: The incision for a short scar face lift is similar to that of a mini face lift. The difference in the two procedures is that, in a short scar lift, muscles and fat are elevated and secured in a more youthful position. Then surface skin can be lifted and re-draped with minimal tension. Patients see marked improvement in cheek laxity and improvement in the jowls and neck.
Many factors play a role in the way our faces look, including chronological age, sun exposure, environmental factors and genetics. Candidates for a mini face lift, short scar face lift or traditional face lift can be as young as in their 30's, or well into their 70's and beyond. It's best to choose the procedure that is most likely to achieve your goals, and we will decide that together in your consultation.
Patients should be in good overall health. Blood pressure should be under control. If you smoke, you should stop prior to surgery for optimal results and healing.
A board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience, Dr. Stoker achieves remarkable results in a caring, compassionate atmosphere.
Mini face lift and short scar face lift patients usually take a few days to a week off work. Most people look good within a few days, with most swelling gone by six weeks.
Complications from face lift surgery have been uncommon in my experience. Infection, bleeding, slow healing and nerve damage are possible risks.
Request a consultation today to learn more about mini face lift and short scar face lift surgery. You can also call our office at 310.300.1779.