What is the average cost to get a mini facelift?

Is the cost of a mini facelift much cheaper than a regular facelift? I don’t have that much money, but I really want to get rid of the wrinkles on the lower portion of my face. I would like to know what I can expect to pay for a mini facelift.


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Prices for mini-facelifts will vary, and mini-facelifts are often a complete waste of money as they do not effectively treat what they claim to treat.  If wrinkles at the lower part of your face is the issue, you may not need a facelift at all.  Your issues may be best treated with injectible fillers and/or skin care/laser treatments.  Click the "ask a cosmetic doctor" button and then start a virtual consultation button to get recommendations and opinions from doctors in your area on which treatment would be best for you.

First, you should understand that a mini facelift and full facelift surgery are very different procedures.

A mini lift is a much simpler surgery that accomplishes far less than than a full lift. Even though a mini facelift is considerably less expensive, its limited effectiveness may well make it not worthy of the cost.

Depending on your age and facial anatomy, it may not be the best choice of procedures for you. It is important that you first visit a board-certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation, and follow his/her recommendations.

The mini facelift is a very popular procedure because it has a lower average cost than a full facelift. Plus, the recovery period is significantly shorter, with less pain and bruising. It’s typically performed under local anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure, so you'll be able to recover in the comfort of your home.

The mini facelift (sometimes called a Weekend Facelift) elevates less excess skin overall than a traditional facelift. It concentrates on the lower face and doesn’t elevate the skin on the neck at all. (Likewise, there is a mini neck lift procedure which addresses only the neck, while ignoring the face.)


The average cost of a mini facelift at our clinic usually comes to roughly $7500, but that includes my surgeon's fee as well as all the costs associated with the operating room, anesthesia and post-operative care.

Please note that there is a wide range of pricing depending on the experience and skill level of your surgeon, your geographic location, and the specific needs and goals of the patient.

While the recovery time of the mini lift is much shorter than a full facelift, the effects of the procedure are also not as long lasting. For patients looking for a more cost-effective solution than a full lift, two good alternatives to the mini lift are laser treatments and dermal fillers -- both being far simpler procedures and more cost-effective than a mini lift.

There's a wide range of prices for all cosmetic surgery. But no matter where you are, a mini lift will cost significantly less than a full facelift.

The mini lift is the most common type of facelift surgery performed today. It’s a far simpler procedure than a full lift and has a rapid recovery time of just 2 to 3 days. (Hence the term "weekend facelift" which is sometimes used to describe the procedure).

Whether a mini lift is right for you depends on your age and the amount of excess skin on your face. Keep in mind that it’s essentially a skin tightening procedure. It does not last nearly as long as a full facelift.

A mini facelift costs in the neighborhood of $5,000 to $9,000, depending on the procedures involved. By contrast, a full facelift costs roughly $7,500 to $15,000. Anesthesia and operating room fees would be added to this, if necessary. That being said, a facelift is a highly individualized procedure, and you can’t really compare one person’s facelift expenses to another’s, since no two faces are exactly alike.

I encourage you to contact a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience with facial surgery to discuss which options make the most for your face. If budget is an issue, many of the benefits of a mini facelift can be achieved with far less expensive dermal fillers and laser treatments.

The cost of a mini face lift, laser lift, laser assisted lift, weekend lift, quick lift, Lifestyle Lift and Silhouette Instalift are all less expensive then a traditional face lift.  BUT You must be a good candidate to have each and every one of those types of lifts... They do work.

Silhouette Insta Lift $500 to $3000

Weekend Lift $2500

Mini face lift $4500

Quick lift $5000- $7500

Lifestyle Lift  $6500

Laser assisted lift $6500

Laser Lift $2500-$3500

In a mini face lift, the amount of skin that is elevated is less than a traditional face lift and the neck is not addressed. In a mini neck lift, the amount of skin that is elevated is less  than a traditional neck lift and the face is not addressed.