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Before and After Results of a Mini Facelift

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | April 21st, 2022

Seeing mini facelift before and after photos is crucial when getting the procedure.

A mini facelift is an invasive type of facelift that includes small incisions. It can bring natural and subtle results as well. Seeing mini facelift before and after photos lets you decide if the procedure suits your goals.

But what happens when you get a mini facelift before and after the procedure? What do mini facelift before and after photos look like?

In this article, I will talk about what a mini facelift is. I will also walk you through a mini facelift before and after the procedure and show you mini facelift before and after photos.

What Is A Mini Face Lift?

An effective way of tackling the early signs of ageing is through a mini facelift.

A mini facelift is just like the traditional facelift. However, it’s a modified version.

Considerably, a mini facelift is less invasive than a regular facelift. It involves fewer incisions. These incisions are also discreetly hidden. Normally, it will be very difficult to see the stitches if you’re not an expert.

Generally, a mini facelift focuses on tightening the skin that’s sagging in the face’s lower region. These parts include the chin, jaw, jowls, and upper neck. The mentioned areas always show visible signs of ageing first. Thankfully, a mini lift face can help eliminate these signs.

In addition, a mini facelift is an ideal procedure for those in their 30s or 40s. When successfully done, a mini facelift can help you appear a decade younger. This makes you look more youthful and natural.

A mini facelift can also be performed with other cosmetic surgical procedures. These include a neck lift, brow and forehead lift, and chin augmentation.

Additionally, fat transfer can be done with a mini facelift. These procedures help restore a healthy and youthful appearance by bringing back the plumpness of your face.

One should also consider receiving non-surgical procedures, to maintain the results of the mini facelift. These non-surgical treatments include Botox in London and dermal fillers.

What Happens Before a Mini Facelift

Extensive consultation must be done before receiving a mini facelift UK.

First, your needs and goals will be discussed. Your medical history will also be discussed to ensure that possible complications get avoided. I will also tell you if there’s any conflict with the procedure based on your medical history.

Next, I will explain the procedure itself and the risk associated with it to you. However, a mini lift face is a procedure that’s minimally invasive and involves few risks.

After discussing these things, I will determine whether a mini lift face suits you or not.

To get the most out of the mini lift face procedure, I might suggest other complementary procedures.

If everything’s settled on the day of the consultation, you may be scheduled for a mini facelift UK procedure.

What Happens During a Mini Facelift

Before the mini lift face, anaesthesia will be administered to numb the target area.

My clinic uses sedation anaesthesia because it’s safer. Additionally, it allows patients to recover faster compared to general anaesthesia.

The incisions will be placed around your ears and hairline. The stitches will be intricately done to make sure that the scars will not be visible after the procedure.

Then, the tissues underneath the skin will be lifted. Any excess tissue will be removed if necessary. Once everything’s in place, the incisions will be closed.

What Happens After a Mini Facelift

Minimal bruising and swelling might be experienced after the mini facelift UK.

Recovery time usually takes one to three weeks since a mini facelift is a minimally invasive procedure.

A few things can be done to speed up your recovery. For one, placing ice on the affected area for 10 minutes will help reduce the swelling. As you recover, getting plenty of rest can help as well.

It’s also important to note that while you’re not yet completely recovered, it’s best to avoid any strenuous activities.

Recovering From a Mini Facelift

If you’re getting a mini facelift UK, you must follow certain protocols.

Seeing the final results of a mini facelift may take up to a few months. However, the recovery process will take less time.

The length of recovery can vary from person to person. The duration of recovery depends on various factors like age and health status.

Therefore, knowing your expectations and following the recommended postoperative care instructions below can make the recovery process better:

1. Plan Ahead

To ensure a smooth recovery, you must plan things out. It can be difficult for you to perform some tasks after the surgery, even the most uninteresting ones.

Thus, you must plan to have a friend or a family member drive you to and from after your operation. You also should have someone with you 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. During this time, your main goal is to relax and recover from your surgery.

Before your procedure, make sure that the majority of your weekly tasks are already taken care of. Child and pet care should also already be lined up for weeks while you’re recovering.

2. Avoid Certain Medications, Alcohol, and Smoking

Substances that thin the blood should be avoided. This should be practiced before and after the mini facelift. Substances to be avoided include medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol, and particular types of health supplements.

In addition, you must stop smoking four weeks before the surgery. This reduces the amount of nicotine in your bloodstream.

Nicotine constricts blood vessels. Thus, exposure to it may delay the healing of your surgical wounds. Additionally, non-smokers may also be at risk of wound healing problems if they’re exposed to secondhand smoking.

You must stop drinking as well.

Alcohol can dilate the blood vessels. This can cause an increased chance of bleeding and bruising post-surgery. Thus, you must quit both smoking and consuming alcohol after getting a mini facelift.

3. Don’t Overexert Yourself

Cosmetic or not, you need to take it easy after receiving any type of surgery. During this time, undue exertion should be avoided.

Activities like bending over or picking up heavy items can increase your blood pressure. Thus, the risk of bleeding under the facelift flap increases. This can result in a hematoma.

Hematoma occurs when there’s a localised collection of blood. This can lead to a decreased blood supply to the overlying skin of the face and may lead to wound-healing problems.

In addition, resuming daily activities should be done at least two weeks after the surgery. Strenuous activities should be done at least four to six weeks after the surgery.

During this time, swelling should be reduced. Also, incisions should be healed, decreasing the risk of bleeding.

4. Eat Healthy Meals

In general, a well-balanced diet is essential to your body. It’s also crucial after receiving surgery. hence, you must enhance your nutrition before undergoing a mini facelift.

Good nutrition is even more crucial post-surgery since it can increase metabolic rate and slow down your appetite. Following a well-balanced diet with protein, fruits, and vegetables can also maximize wound healing.

5. Stick To Your Doctor’s Schedule

Your schedule may not coincide with the recommended post-treatment plan from your facelift surgeon. However, skipping the required post-op examinations could be a big mistake.

Remember, post-operative appointments are vital. They help you identify any possible problems and get them corrected.

If missed, these problems can cause less optimal results.

To sum it up, it would be best to plan a month of recovery and healing from your facelift procedure. The time would be sufficient enough to let the bruising and swelling subside.

Mini Facelift Before and After Photos

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 1: This patient was unhappy about the sagging skin on her jaw. She wanted to get rid of the sagging skin, as well as the lines around her mouth and nose. The patient pointed out that these things make her look old.
I, Dr. Julian De Silva, performed a facelift to reduce the appearance of the patient’s sagging jowls. The procedure also helped in lifting her cheeks back into their original place. I also worked on smoothening the lines around her nose and mouth. After the procedure, the patient looked younger and refreshed with her new appearance.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 2: This patient was unsatisfied with the sagging jowls on his face. He also pointed out the deep lines around his mouth and eye area. These visible signs of ageing made the patient appear tired and older than he is.
With my expertise, I worked on eliminating the sagging jowls by performing a mini facelift. The procedure also helped smoothen the deep lines on the patient’s face. After receiving the procedure, the patient looked more alert, younger, and more approachable.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 3: This patient had visible fine lines on her face. These lines made her look old and tired. The patient also wanted to address her eyes that appear sunken due to the sagging skin underneath her eyes.
Dr. Julian De Silva worked on resolving the patient’s concerns by performing a facelift. The sagging skin underneath the patient’s eyes was significantly reduced, along with the fine lines that were smoothened through the procedure. The patient looked younger and happier after getting a facelift. Her eyes also appeared more alert and natural.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 4: This patient had extremely visible sagging skin on his neck. Deep lines can also be visibly seen on his face. The patient was unhappy about it and wanted to get a solution to eradicate his facial concerns.
With the help of Dr. Julian De Silva, the patient was able to get rid of these problems. I performed a mini facelift to reduce the visible deep lines on the patient’s lines. I also eliminated the sagging skin on the patient’s face and neck with the facelift procedure. After the procedure, the patient looked happier and younger.
The deep lines were significantly reduced on the patient’s face. The sagging jowls were also eliminated. The procedure also helped a lot in lifting the patient’s skin, giving him a more refined and natural look.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 5: This patient had very visible fine lines all over her face which made her look old and dull. She looked for a treatment that could address her concern and get rid of these fine lines.
Dr. Julian De Silva provided an excellent solution to the patient’s concern by performing a facelift. This procedure allowed Dr. De Silva to lift the patient’s skin.
As you can see in the picture, the results of the procedure were amazing. The fine lines were significantly reduced. Her face also appeared to be smoother and more refined for her age. She also looked younger than she is. The patient’s face appeared to be more refreshed and alert as well.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 6: This patient was unhappy about the sagging skin on his jaw. He wanted to get rid of the sagging skin, as well as the lines around her mouth and nose. The patient pointed out that these things make her look old.
I, Dr. Julian De Silva, performed a facelift to reduce the appearance of the patient’s sagging jowls. The procedure also helped in lifting his cheeks back into their original place. Dr. De Silva also worked on smoothening the lines around the patient’s nose and mouth. After the procedure, the patient looked younger and refreshed with his new appearance.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 7: This patient was very dissatisfied with her look. The deep lines on her face make her look older than her age. The sagging jowls on her neck and face make her look grumpy as well. Her eyes also looked dull due to the sagging skin underneath them.
Hence, the patient sought treatment to eliminate these problems.
To address the patient’s concerns, I, Dr. Julian De Silva, performed a facelift and neck lift to reduce the appearance of the prominent lines on the patient’s face.
Through the procedure, I was also able to eliminate the sagging jowls from the patient’s jaw and neck. Her skin also looked better since the skin was lifted because of the mini facelift procedure.
The results of the procedure gave the patient a more alert look. Her appearance also became younger due to the elimination of the prominent lines. The patient’s eyes appeared to be naturally brighter as a result of the procedure as well.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 8: This patient had very prominent smile lines around his mouth. He also had sagging skin on his neck. This made him look old and approachable.
In addition, his overall appearance seems to be dull. The patient wanted to fix this problem with a solution that suits him.
I, Dr. Julian De Silva, performed a facelift and neck lift to address the concern of the patient. As you can see in the picture, the prominent smile lines were significantly reduced.
I also worked on eliminating the sagging skin on the patient’s neck. The results of the procedure looked natural, which gave the patient a younger and refreshed look.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 9: This patient was upset about the excess skin on her cheeks that was protruding. At the same time, the excess skin that sags made her look gloomy. She wanted to get rid of it along with the minimal roughness present on her skin.
I, Dr. Julian De Silva, addressed the patient’s concern by performing a mini facelift. This allowed me to get rid of the protruding and sagging skin on the patient’s face.
At the same time, the procedure helped me, Dr. De Silva, lift the patient’s skin, giving her a smoother and refined look. Significant improvements after the facelift can be observed on the patient’s face. She also had a natural-looking younger appearance as a result.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 10: This patient was extremely dissatisfied with his previous look. The fine lines on his face made him look older than his age. Sagging of the skin can also be observed on some parts of his face, particularly, around his eyes and on his jaw.
The patient wanted a treatment that could eradicate his concerns and provide him with a revitalised look.
Through a facelift procedure, I, Dr. Julian De Silva, was able to meet the patient’s goals. Not only that― I was also able to tailor a treatment that suits the patient’s needs. This can be observed through the lines on the patient’s face that were significantly reduced.
The procedure also lifted the patient’s skin. This allowed the sagging skin underneath his eyes and neck to be eliminated. His overall results were amazing as it looked subtle and all-natural.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 11: This patient had a very prominent set of smile lines around her mouth and nose. Her skin also doesn’t look as young as her actual age. Thus, the patient wanted to get rid of this problem and smoothen her face.
I, Dr. De Silva, performed a mini facelift procedure to get rid of the prominent smile lines around the patient’s mouth and nose. After the procedure, it can be seen that the smile lines were significantly reduced. Her skin also looked smoother as a result of the procedure.
Overall, the patient had a younger and smoother-looking appearance.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 12: This patient had very prominent forehead lines. These lines made him look older than his actual age. At the same time, the patient pointed out that he looks gloomy because of it. To solve this concern, the patient wanted to get a treatment that could help him bring back the glow on his face.
I, Dr. De Silva, performed a facelift procedure on this patient. The procedure helped significantly reduce the forehead lines on his face. As you can see in the picture, the results of the procedure are very natural.
The patient looks amazing and younger. His face also became brighter after getting the procedure.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 13: This patient had sagging skin underneath her eyes, as well as her jaws. This made the patient look older than her age since the sagging skin pulls down the muscles on her face. She wants to get rid of this problem with an effective treatment.
Considering the patient’s goals and needs, I, Dr. De Silva, performed a facelift. After getting the procedure, the patient’s face looked plumper and younger. As seen above, the patient also looked happier and more satisfied with the natural-looking results brought by the procedure.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 14: The patient was unhappy about the prominent lines on his face. It can also be observed that excess skin sags from his neck. This pulls down the patient’s face. His eyes also looked sunken due to the lines around his eyes.
The patient wanted to eliminate the prominent lines and get rid of the jowls to improve his appearance.
I, Dr. De Silva, performed a mini facelift on the patient to get rid of the sagging jowls and reduce the fine lines. After getting the procedure, it can be seen that the patient’s appearance had significantly improved.
The prominent lines on his face were reduced, as well as his jowls. He also looked more revitalised and younger as a result of the mini facelift.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 15: This patient was concerned about the lines around her mouth and nose. Prominent lines can also be observed on her forehead. She aimed to eliminate these visible signs of ageing with proper treatment.
To address the concern of the patient, I, Dr. De Silva, performed a facelift. After undergoing the procedure, it can be observed that the prominent lines on this patient’s face were significantly reduced.
The results of the procedure also gave the patient younger and more refined skin. She looks naturally amazing with her new appearance now.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 16: This patient was dissatisfied with the sagging jowls on his neck, as well as the prominent lines all over his face. He pointed out that this made him unapproachable and look older than his age.
I, Dr. De Silva, worked on the patient’s concern by performing a facelift and neck lift. After the patient underwent the procedure, it can be observed that the prominent lines on his face were significantly reduced. The sagging jowls on his neck were also eliminated.
The overall results of the procedure gave the patient a younger and more revitalised look. He also appeared younger and more approachable.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 17: This patient had a concern about the lines around her mouth, as well as the crow’s feet around her eyes. She’s still young, but these facial issues made her look older than her age. So, the patient looked for a treatment that can eliminate these problems.
By performing a facelift, I was able to work on the patient’s concern. The procedure allowed me, Dr. De Silva, to eliminate the prominent lines around the patient’s mouth. It can also be observed how the crow’s feet around her eyes were significantly reduced.
After the procedure, the patient looked refreshed and even younger than her actual age. The results look good on her as it appears to be natural.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 18: This patient was concerned about the skin on his face that had started to sag. He wants to get rid of this problem and look like his age.
I, Dr. Julian De Silva, addressed the patient’s goals and needs by performing a facelift procedure. This procedure allowed me, Dr. De Silva. to work on eliminating the excess skin on the patient’s face that causes sagging. It also helped lift the patient’s facial muscles.
After the procedure, it can be observed that the patient’s face looked smoother. His facial lines due to ageing were also eliminated. The results looked great on the patient, as he appeared younger than his actual age. On top of that, the patient became happier and more satisfied with the natural results brought by the facelift.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 19: This patient was bothered about the lines that appeared on her face. She’s still young, but signs of ageing were already visible on her face. Thus, she wanted to get rid of the lines and look like she’s her age.
With my expertise, I performed a mini facelift procedure that addressed the patient’s concerns. The lines on her face were significantly eliminated. This gave her a younger, natural, and smoother look.

Mini Facelift Before and After Patient 20: This patient’s eyes appeared to be sunken. He also had prominent lines on his face. In addition, sagging jowls can be observed on his neck and some parts of his jaw.
I, Dr. De Silva, performed a facelift and neck lift to eliminate these problems. After the patient underwent the surgery, his face became smoother and more refined. His sagging jowls were also eliminated.
The results of the procedure were very natural, that the patient looked like several years younger. His new appearance also made him look refreshed.

Conclusion

A mini facelift involves the removal of excess skin, smoothing wrinkles, and tightening of the facial tissues.

While a mini facelift UK is minimally invasive, it’s important to note and plan your recovery from this procedure. Knowing the face lift cost in the UK also helps.

Getting a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon like me, Dr. Julian De Silva, is also recommended if you consider getting a mini facelift. Speaking of that, book a consultation with me now!

About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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