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As we age, the skin loses elasticity, and the contours of the face lose definition. Some of the first signs of aging appear along the jaw line. If you want to rejuvenate your lower face by reducing these signs of aging, you may be a good candidate for a mini facelift by Dr. Azita Madjidi in Houston. This more conservative approach to a facelift involves artful repositioning of facial tissues to provide a natural-looking enhancement. By tightening the muscles and removing excess tissue from the lower face, Dr. Madjidi can restore youthful definition. This procedure can be combined with injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® for further enhancement. To learn more about mini facelifts, call our clinic today.
MIni Facelift Candidates
For the best mini facelift results, your skin should still have some elasticity. The majority of our facelift patients are between 40 and 70, although many older and younger patients can benefit from this procedure. As with any surgical procedure, non-smokers make better candidates, since nicotine can hinder the healing process. Before undergoing a mini facelift, you should make sure that you are undergoing treatment for the right reasons. Cosmetic surgery is a highly personal choice. You should only choose a procedure to fulfill your own desires, not to meet someone else’s expectations. Meanwhile, if you are feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your cheeks and temple region, in addition to the lower face, you may be a better candidate for a full facelift. The very best way to determine if you are a candidate for a mini facelift is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Madjidi.
Mini Facelift Procedure
The decision for performing the procedure under IV sedation or general anesthesia is discussed and made during your consultation with Dr. Madjidi. Prior to surgery, the anesthesiologist will describe it to you, answer all questions, and administer either IV sedation or general anesthesia. Incisions are strategically placed behind the ears and in the hairline to grant access to underlying tissues and result in easily concealed scars. Through these incisions, she will repair weakened, loose muscles, carefully suturing them into higher positions. She may also use liposuction to remove unwanted pockets of fat. Finally, she will remove any excess skin before carefully redraping the skin over the new contours of your jaw. Using sutures or surgical tape, she will close the incisions.
Mini Facelift Risks and Benefits
As with any surgery, there is some risk of infection, inflammation, and unfavorable scarring involved in a mini facelift. However, Dr. Madjidi’s considerable skill, extensive training, and use of time-tested techniques greatly minimize these risks. Mini facelifts can greatly enhance your appearance and take years off your face. Meanwhile, the procedure is carefully performed to give you natural-looking results that help you look refreshed and youthful. The benefits of this procedure can include:
- Minimized creases around the mouth and nose
- Reduction of fat deposits that can create the appearance of jowls
- A better defined jaw line
- Tightened skin around the chin, jaw, and neck
- Boosted self-confidence and increased pride in your appearance
Contact Dr. Madjidi
If you would like to learn more about mini facelifts, contact our office and book your consultation with Dr. Madjidi.
by Azita Madjidi