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 809 Before & After View #1 | Los Angeles, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #809

As we get older, collagen production decreases, the skin begins to lose elasticity, and sun damage becomes more noticeable. This is what we call aging, and to combat that, we can do a combination treatment. This patient wanted a full facial rejuvenation treatment to restore her youthful appearance so that is exactly what we did, giving her the confidence... Read More
Facelift Case 810 Before & After View #1 | Los Angeles, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Facelift Case 796 Before & After View #1 | Los Angeles, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Facelift Case 836 Before & After View #1 | Los Angeles, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #836

This beautiful 52-year-old woman came to us hoping to have a pan facial rejuvenation treatment to make her look how she felt young and beautiful. She flew in from out of town and was a previous patient of mine for other procedures. And she, most of all, wanted a natural appearance.

We did a face and neck lift with platysmaplasty, a chin augmentation,... Read More
Facelift Case 257 Before & After View #1 | Los Angeles, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #257

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 surgery center that 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 | Los Angeles, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #829

A 53-year-old woman came to us desiring a pan-facial rejuvenation. She had beautiful underlying features, but her skin did not hold up well in the Southern California sun, and she also smoked for a good number of years that accelerated the aging. I performed a Traceless facelift and neck lift, in addition to upper eyelids and deep fractional carbon... Read More
Facelift Case 814 Before & After View #1 | Los Angeles, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #814

Our 63-year-old male patient is an active guy who was unhappy that his eyes had lost their sparkle. His neck skin was sagging and his cheek skin and jowls were also sagging. He's very active in his life, lives like a young man. He wanted to restore that youthful appearance that he once had. 

The first thing I noticed was that light was... Read More
Facelift Case 798 Before & After View #1 | Los Angeles, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #798

In her late sixties, we have a beautiful patient that I performed my signature Traceless Facelift on roughly 5 years ago. She has her 50th high school reunion coming up and wanted to look and feel her best. She had sagging skin in her upper eyes, mid-face, and neck in addition to wrinkly skin that she wanted to be removed, giving her a younger appearance.... 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.