Mini Facelift (S-Lift Procedure or Short-Scar Facelift)
A mini facelift, or short-scar facelift, is a medical procedure that involves less skin removal and draping of the skin than a full SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) facelift.
The incisions are made in and around your natural ear curves and sometimes into the hairline behind the ear. Once healed, they are difficult to see.
The procedure is performed with the patient under light anaesthesia and delivers quick recovery after the operation (around 14 days recovery compared to around 3 to 5 weeks for a full facelift).
A Note From Igorgeous:
Typically, this surgery does not incorporate the all-important SMAS layer beneath the skin. This helps explain why this procedure takes less time, and requires less healing, and anaesthesia. The SMAS layer is responsible for all the ‘sagging’ that the vast majority of patients have. In Igorgeous, 20 plus years of experience, although mini facelifts appear more desirable to the patient, they are rarely the best option. Essentially, most patients need a facelift, not a mini facelift, to achieve the long-lasting results they are hoping for.
Although we are aware many doctors offer this type of surgery regularly to patients as a ‘lunchtime lift’ surgery, in Igorgeous considerable experience and honest opinion as a specialist plastic surgeon, Mini Facelift Surgery is usually not the best option.
However, if, after consultation, you decide to go ahead with a mini facelift, you can be assured that Dr Edinburg will use his considerable experience to tailor your Mini Facelift Surgery to your individual needs. He will also ensure that your results look natural, and that you will have minimal scarring.
It is easy to give different procedures different names, like facelift, or mini facelift. However, in the end, it is not the title of the surgery that makes the difference. The skill lies in the surgeon’s expertise and ability to modify procedures and tailor them according to each patient’s requirements and needs.
We will assess, and together with you, discuss realistic options for your situation. It is no use performing surgery that does not adequately address your facial needs. Similarly, we will never recommend an option that you do not need. For example, some patients will require Eyelid Surgery, to a greater or lesser extent with their facelift, while others may require Neck Lift Surgery, and the degree of these may vary as well.
Your surgery will be personalised by us, so that you have only the best enhancement procedure for your needs. If you feel you require a rejuvenated mid-face and brow area, you may want to consider a Facelift, Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lift Surgery. We will work with you to tailor your mini Facelift to meet your individual needs. There are a number of options available, and we will offer you the best combination available for your facial concerns.