Mini Facelift Techniques

Women and men who have not yet reached their 50s or 60s may benefit from a short scar facelift or mini facelift in Los Angeles. These procedures can help rejuvenate the cheeks with a lower cost and shorter recovery than a traditional facelift. These options can be quite effective for the right patient, but they do not have as dramatic an impact as a full (traditional) facelift.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Facelift Case 257 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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This 47-year-old woman was interested in total facial rejuvenation. Concerned about the look of her brow, eyes, lower face, lips and skin tone, she decided to look for a Los Angeles plastic surgerycenter which staffed skilled surgeons experienced at performing multiple facial surgeries. After some research, she decided to schedule a consultation... Read More
Facelift Case 829 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Facelift Case 493 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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This 51-year-old man was bothered by premature aging on his face. He felt that he appeared angry or grumpy even when he was happy inside. Dr. Stoker performed a facelift, upper eyelid lift and carbon dioxide laser resurfacing of his lower eyelids. He is shown before and three months following his surgery. He now feels it is easier for him to smile... Read More
Facelift Case 794 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Facelift Case 420 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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This 61-year-old woman was bothered by the laxity in her neck and jowls that was becoming more noticeable in recent years. Dr. Stoker performed a lower facelift and necklift, along with laser resurfacing of her eyelids, to achieve a more youthful appearance. She is shown before and eight weeks following her surgery. Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 252 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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This 55-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice hoping to reverse some of the age-related changes that had been accumulating over the past decade. She expressed concerns about the sagging skin along her jaw and the heaviness of her eyelids, which can be seen in her "before" photos.During her consultation, her surgeon examined... Read More
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Cheek/Chin Shaping Case 458 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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This 52-year-old woman desired facial rejuvenation. Dr. Stoker performed a facelift using his short scar technique. He also performed liposuction of the neck and chin augmentation. She is shown before and one month following her surgery.
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Facelift Case 474 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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This 60-year-old woman was bothered by the loose skin on her neck and jowls. Dr. Stoker performed a necklift and lower facelift to achieve her goals. She is shown before and four weeks following surgery. Her result will continue to improve over the next six months. Read More
Facelift Case 422 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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This 52-year-old woman desired a softer and more youthful appearance. Dr. Stoker performed a facelift to help her achieve her goal. She is shown before and five years following her surgery.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Case 322 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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This 66-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice to reduce the amount of age-related wrinkles and sagging in her skin. She specifically wanted fewer lines around her eyes and mouth and tighter skin around her jaw line, but she wasn't sure which procedure was right for her. So, she called to request an initial consultation.During... Read More
Facelift Case 254 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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This 53-year-old woman was interested in taking a few years off of her appearance. She was mainly concerned with the skin along her jaw and the heavy, excess skin above her eyes. Knowing that a skilled Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon could subtly rejuvenate her face without making her look unnatural, she decided to contact Dr. Stoker's Practice... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 250 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #250

This 61-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice because she wanted to shave a few years off of her appearance. She has been unhappy with the look of her neck, lower face and eyes for some time and decided to look for a Los Angles or Santa Monica plastic surgeon who could help her turn back the clock.When she came in for her consultation,... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Mini Facelift Options

I use the following 2 primary techniques for younger patients seeking a facelift:

  • Mini facelift: This technique 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 facelift is similar to that of a mini facelift. 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.

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.

Why choose Dr. Stoker?

The Dr. Stoker Difference

For Your 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.

Mini Facelift Candidates

Candidates for a mini facelift, short scar facelift or traditional facelift can be as young as in their 30s or well into their 70s and beyond. Many factors play a role in the way our faces look, including chronological age, sun exposure, environmental factors and genetics. 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.

Dr. David Stoker

Educated at some of the most elite institutions in the country, Dr. David Stoker uses his highly advanced knowledge to ensure that each patient achieves beautiful, harmonious results — whether it's through a simple non-surgical procedure or a more advanced surgical transformation. Learn more about his unique credentials and his approach to plastic surgery.

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Mini Facelift Recovery

Mini facelift and short scar facelift patients usually take a few days to a week off work. Most people look good within a few days, with most swelling gone by 6 weeks.

Mini Facelift Surgery Risks

Complications from facelift surgery have been uncommon in my experience. Infection, bleeding, slow healing and nerve damage are possible risks.

I’d be happy to discuss your options for a mini facelift or a traditional facelift. Simply request a consultation online or call us at  (310) 300-1779 to schedule an appointment.

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Non-Surgical Enhancement


Our expertise extends beyond plastic surgery. We offer an extensive range of non-surgical treatments administered by our talented, experienced team of aesthetic providers under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker.

If you have a treatment in mind, review our complete offering of non-surgical services. If you need a little help deciding, narrow down your options with our interactive treatment planner.