Turn Back the Clock with Mini Face Lift Surgery

If you are concerned with sagging skin and a lack of youthful facial contour, a mini face lift may be ideal for you. Offered by Dr. Gregory T. Mesna, a mini face lift is able to achieve a beautiful, natural-looking aesthetic outcome, but carries benefits that are unique to a minimally invasive lift procedure, like little to no visible scarring. To learn more about mini face lift surgery, contact Dr. Mesna's Minneapolis practice and schedule your consultation today.

The Mini Face Lift Procedure

Before Dr. Mesna recommends any treatment, he will meet with you to gain an understanding of your unique aesthetic goals and concerns. If a patient's main concerns relate to their cheeks, jaw line, and neck, a mini face lift is a great option to consider. Candidates should also be in good health and have an adequate amount of elasticity left in their skin.

Mini face lift, also known as the "weekend face lift" due to its reduced healing time, is performed using minimally invasive techniques. To complete a mini face lift, Dr. Mesna will use just a few small incisions, strategically located along a patient's hair line or behind their ears.

Prior to your surgery, Dr. Mesna will administer local anesthesia and a sedative, if needed, to help you relax throughout treatment. Once the small incisions have been made, Dr. Mesna will gently lift and redrape the skin and underlying tissues to smooth sagging and wrinkles. Once he has improved the contour and definition of the face, Dr. Mesna will remove any excess tissue and close the incisions.

Aftercare & Healing

After your procedure, Dr. Mesna will cover the incision sites with bandages. Drainage tubes are typically not needed after a mini face lift. After Dr. Mesna is satisfied with your condition, you will be released to go home. You will need to be driven by friend or loved one following your surgery since the effects of your sedation will not fully wear off for a number of hours.

In the days following your surgery, you can expect to experience some slight bruising and swelling. Any pain can be addressed with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Mesna. Within a week or so, you will return to our office to have your bandages and sutures removed. During this visit, Dr. Mesna will evaluate your condition, and ensure your healing is progressing on time and free of complications. Ultimately, Dr. Mesna will advise you on when it is safe to return to work and regular activities, usually within two weeks of your surgery.

Benefits of a Mini Face Lift

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After a mini face lift, our patients have reported many benefits, including:

  • Improved confidence in their appearance
  • Smoother, lifted neck line and jowls
  • A more youthful, refreshed appearance
  • Extremely natural-looking results

It is important to remember the mini face lift procedure is not right for everyone. For patients with widespread and substantial sagging throughout their entire face, a full face lift may be more appropriate. Additionally, a lower face lift is a good option for patients with more isolated sagging on the lower half of the face. Dr. Mesna is happy to help you determine which type of face lift is best for your unique needs.

Learn More During a Consultation

To learn more, contact Mesna Plastic Surgery today and schedule a consultation.

Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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