Mini Facelift Manhattan
Dr. Kaete Archer
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in New York, NY
Mini facelifts can improve the jowls and jawline by lifting, tightening and toning skin for a more youthful appearance. The Dr. Kaete Archer, led by Kaete Archer, MD FACS, is a leading practice for mini facelifts for both women and men in and around New York, NY, offering top-quality, state-of-the-art treatment for optimal results.
Written onMarch 17, 2019
Dr Archer is a gentle, kind surgeon. I was in a lot of pain and she solved it. Truly grateful. Everyone should go to her!
Mini Facelift Q & A
What is a mini facelift?
Mini facelifts are facelifts with smaller incisions and less skin elevation.
This procedure has also been called weekend facelifts or extended weekend facelifts depending on the amount of skin elevation. The incision is camouflaged in the natural skin creases around the earlobe. Because of smaller incisions, the downtime, swelling, and bruising are less than a standard facelift.
Why are mini facelifts performed?
The jawline is one of the first areas of the body to show signs of aging such as jowling and loose skin which can make you appear much older than you feel. Years of sun and other types of environmental exposures, weight gains and losses, chronic stress and disease, genetics, hormones, smoking and other issues can contribute to aging in the jawline. Mini facelifts are performed to improve these issues.
What specific issues can a mini facelift address?
Mini facelifts are best suited for patients with early signs of aging along the jawline. Patients with advanced signs of aging such as significant excess skin and platysmal banding are not the best candidates for a mini facelift. Mini facelifts can address early issues that develop with age, including:
- Early jowling
- Minimal skin laxity along the jawline
What should I expect during a mini facelift?
Prior to any procedure, the facial and neck structure will be carefully evaluated and patient objectives and expectations will be addressed to ensure the best approach is used. The mini facelift or weekend facelift use smaller incisions and less skin elevation compared to a full facelift. Mini facelifts are performed as same-day or outpatient surgical procedures, which means patients will go home shortly after their treatment is completed. A mini facelift can be done under local anesthesia but we also offer higher levels of anesthesia in a AAAASF-certified surgery center in Manhattan. The downtime is a few days with minor swelling and bruising possible. Discomfort is minimal but pain medication is offered if needed. Care instructions will be provided and follow up appointments will be scheduled soon after the surgery so the area can be assessed and sutures can be removed.
What should I expect in my consultation?
In your consultation, Dr. Archer will review the technique, downtime, and expected results of a mini facelift. Three-dimensional imaging is used in her consultations to demonstrate possible before and after results. To see her as a patient, please call us at (212) 971-1394.