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What Issues Can a Mini Facelift Help?2021-07-19T05:11:20+00:00

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What Issues Can a Mini Facelift Help?

Mini face lifts are quickly gaining popularity in Los Angeles due to their less invasive nature and tendency to produce fewer side effects than the regular facelift. Our facial surgeons in Los Angeles recommend a mini face lift for those who want tighter, younger-looking skin without the large scar that comes with a facelift.

Something our facial plastic surgeon in Los Angeles notices is that people expect their facial plastic surgery to eliminate every wrinkle and every bit of sagging skin. However, this expectation is the fastest way to lead to botched surgery that does not look natural and makes you look worse.

Our plastic surgery group’s mission is to improve our patients’ self-esteem through making small but impactful changes. This creates natural results that lead to higher client satisfaction.

When a patient wants their facelift to do more than what’s realistically possible, they are often left with skin that is too tight, limiting the mobility of their facial expressions. A facelift and mini facelift are the two surgeries that are best for reversing the signs of old age, but they can only do so much. If you are 70 and trying to contour your face with a mini facelift or facelift, you are only going to be able to do so much safely and successfully.

Our cosmetic surgeons in Los Angeles detail the possible issues that can be fixed by getting a mini face lift.

Improve Skin Texture

One of the things a mini face lift can do is improve the skin’s texture by pulling out wrinkles. The skin that gathers and folds naturally during the aging process can be improved through a mini facelift.

The best age to get a mini facelift has been theorized as patients between age 40 and age 70. Facial plastic surgeons say that getting ahead of your skin’s aging process produces the best surgical results. In fact, finer lines and wrinkles can almost be completely removed during the mini facelift process while deeper wrinkles that have been there for a decade or more are not going to be completely eliminated.

Fix a Double Chin

A double chin can occur due to hereditary factors, excessive weight gain, anatomy, and airway positioning. This is a very common issue, as over 60% of Americans have a double or droopy chin area due to gathered fat in the chin area or a receding chin.

If you have a gathering of fat on the lower half of your face, you may hear a doctor refer to this as jowls. A mini facelift can help this issue because it pulls the sagging skin of your lower face upward, tightening the area to be closer to your chin bone.

If you have excess fat in your chin area, you may need to have your mini facelift done in tandem with chin liposuction. Chin lipo will remove fat from the area so that your skin can then be pulled closer to contour the lower half of your face.

Define the Jawline

A defined jawline can completely alter your appearance. We’ve seen patients who come in for chin contouring, and they leave looking like completely different people.

One of the best things that a mini face lift for jowls in Los Angeles can do is contour the lower half of your face. When the doctor makes incisions around your ear, they can strategically adjust the tightening of your lower face’s skin to create a face shape that works best for you.

Remove Lines Around the Mouth

Smile lines and marionette lines are two issues that many people are self-conscious about. Wrinkles on the lower half of the face can be fixed through a Los Angeles mini facelift.

When the skin is pulled back during the mini facelift surgery, the wrinkles around the mouth are smoothed out. It’s important that your surgeon does not pull too tight, as you still want to be able to move your mouth with full mobility.

If you’re nervous about undergoing a mini facelift, or if your doctor thinks you are too young to undergo this procedure, you can opt for Botox or some other kind of injectable filler.

About Westside Face

The plastic surgery specialists of Westside Face emphasize preserving the bone structure and skin vitality that’s unique to each individual patient while making small, but impactful, improvements. This technique allows us to rejuvenate patient’s faces by enacting small and deliberate changes that make a huge difference. Each patient that undergoes cosmetic enhancement at Westside Face can expect:

  • Natural-looking changes
  • Long-lasting results
  • Shortest possible recovery time

Plastic surgery patients often want to return to their everyday life ASAP after a procedure, and our approach allows a speedy recovery. Minimal downtime plays a huge role in client satisfaction.

Whether it’s vision obstruction or breathing issues, we also aim to improve functionality with our cosmetic surgeries. Our award-winning closed scarless rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facelifts, and necklifts will not only make you look better, but you’ll also feel better. Even more, we accept and are in-network with Medicare, and most PPO/HMO insurances. Schedule a consultation with an aesthetic specialist at Westside Face today by calling 310-846-8519 or emailing appointments@westsideface.com.

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