A mini-facelift may sound like a smaller procedure – and therefore, have less impressive results – but the truth is that it’s extremely similar to a traditional facelift procedure. The only main difference is that the mini-facelift has smaller incisions, which are placed behind the ears and within the hairline.
These incisions are far less noticeable than those associated with traditional facelift procedures, which is why more patients are starting to move towards getting a mini-facelift procedure.
It’s worth noting that the mini-facelift tends to focus on aging symptoms located along the mid-to-lower facial regions, like the jawline. A traditional facelift procedure can address these same regions, as well as tighten skin and reduce wrinkles along the eyebrows and upper eyelids.
What is the Cost of a Mini-Facelift?
A mini-facelift can be much more affordable than a traditional facelift procedure. On average, your mini-facelift procedure may cost between $3,500 and $8,000. This fee may not include the cost of general anesthesia, surgical center fees, or prescription medications, so it’s worth double-checking with your plastic surgeon to see what your fee includes.
Factors that can influence the cost of a mini-facelift include:
- The degree to which your skin laxity issues need to be addressed;
- Your plastic surgeon’s experience levels and expertise;
- The city where your plastic surgeon is located; and
- Other additional surgical fees.
The best way to find out how much your mini-facelift procedure may cost is to schedule a consultation at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mini-Facelift?
You’re a good candidate for a mini-facelift if you have moderate skin laxity issues, including noticeable wrinkles and folds that are predominantly located around your mid-to-lower jawline.
If your aging symptoms seem to be located along your forehead or eyes, you may be a better candidate for traditional facelift surgery.
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