I am a 52 year old woman from Round Rock. I recently moved here and would like to have a rejuvenated appearance. I have been doing a lot of research into my options and feel that a more permanent result is what I want opposed to injections. Could you please explain to me the similarities and differences of a facelift and a mini-facelift?
A mini facelift is a type a facelift. Both of these terms are used to describe different procedures however. In our practice we utilize the term facelift to describe the procedure in which a small incision is performed under the chin gaining access to excess fat in the neck and muscle. An incision is then created around the ears which allows tightening of the deeper connective tissues that surround the muscle (fascia) and advancement of skin. We do not technically call any of our facelifts mini-lifts, but rather a limited incision lower facelift. This procedure does not involve opening the neck but only an incision that is placed around the ear which allows for tightening of the fascia and again advancement of skin. The limited incision lower facelift is excellent for improving the jawline and somewhat useful in improving the neck. A regular lower facelift improves the neck and the jawline significantly. At your consultation, the best approach will be decided upon for your specific concerns.
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