Is a mini facelift without surgery possible?
Both mini facelift and full facelift surgery involve cutting and sewing the open wound up, which I'm not comfortable with, especially when it comes to my face. Is it possible for a mini facelift to be done without invasive surgery? Maybe there is a non-invasive procedure that provides similar results?
A mini facelift would correct a lot of the issues that I have with my lower face. However, I really didn't want to go under the knife. When I spoke to my facial plastic surgeon, I was told that there was no way to achieve the same results without some sort of cosmetic surgery. When I asked about a liquid facelift he said that was an option I had. However, he also stated that this was not a facelift. A liquid facelift would just tighten my skin and raise my cheek bones. I would also need to revisit the procedure every year. He said that I would have to undergo repeat procedures for anything that promised facelift-like results without surgery. Because I really wanted permanent results, I decided to undergo a mini facelift.
I had a mini facelift done, and it did require incisions. Before my surgery, I asked my doctor the same questions that you're mentioning here. After my examination, the surgeon explained to me the different options that were available, including the mini facelift, fillers, laser resurfacing and collagen boosting treatments. He recommended the mini facelift because of the natural looking results (permanent) that I wanted to experience. When you see a plastic surgeon for a consultation, be sure to ask to see before and after photos from previous patients. It's important to use an experienced surgeon.
A mini facelift is a minor surgery, and I was able to return to work within a few days. My incisions were strategically placed by my surgeon and aren't noticeable. I'm thrilled with my results because it lifted my jowls and tightened my face. I had some bruising and swelling but overall he recovery was quick. There are a ton of different cosmetic procedures that produce a rejuvenated face. I'm happy I went with this over injectables or a more intense facelift surgery.