Mini Vs. Traditional Facelift

Mini Vs. Traditional Facelift Have you been thinking about getting a facelift? Recently the mini-facelift has gained popularity among patients who have minimal signs of aging.

The mini facelift is a less intense procedure that can be performed quicker. Since it involves fewer and smalelr incisions, there is a shorter recovery period than traditional facelift surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh will make a shorter incision in a mini facelift, starting in front of the ear and ending in the sideburns. The mini faceliftfocuses on specific areas of the face and requires substantially less healing. However, the results are often less dramatic compared to traditional facelifts.

While the mini-facelift is a great option for some patients, keep in mind that some patients will benefit morefrom a trational facelift. With a traditional facelift, Dr. Azizzadeh makes an incision that starts behind the ear and continues around in front of the ear, disappearing into the hairline. He then places muscles in a way that tightens the underlying layers of the face to remove wrinkles and create a smoother face. A traditional facelift also involves trimming excess skin, eliminating lines, and lifting the cheeks. A full, traditional facelift is ideal for those seeking dramatic improvements.

 Mini Facelift

  • Targets specific problem areas
  • Minimally invasive
  • Beneficial for younger patients
  • Shorter recovery
  • Smaller incision

Traditional Facelift

  • Address your face as a whole
  • Beneficial for older patients
  • Creates a smoother face
  • Can affect hard to reach places
  • More dramatic results

If you want to know more about each procedure and which one is best for you, the advice of an experienced plastic surgeon should be taken.

Dr. Azizzadeh is a facelift expert, recognized as a Top Doctor by the US News & World Report. He completed a fellowship in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Harvard Medical School, and is the author of five bestselling books, including Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation and “Beverly Hills beauty Secrets.”  Dr. Azizzadeh has been recognized for his work on several occasions, and has appeared on theOprah Winfrey Showand countless other media outlets. Dr. Azizzadeh is also the director of the USC Facial Plastic Fellowship Program, as well as the Cedars-Sinai Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium.

To schedule a consultation with renowned facelift surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh give us a call at (310) 657-2203.