A Mini Facelift Can Take Years from Your Appearance with Minimal Discomfort and a Quick Recovery

If you want to enjoy a younger-looking, refreshed appearance without the downtime required for a full facelift, a mini facelift may be the right option for you. Dr. James B. Lowe can perform this more conservative treatment, which will target only your lower face and upper neck. to eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin with shorter incisions and a faster recovery. When you visit Lowe Plastic Surgery in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Lowe will conduct a complete consultation before making an honest treatment recommendation based on your specific cosmetic goals. If you decide on a mini facelift, he will carefully plan your treatment and address the underlying muscle structure to achieve natural-looking results.

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Is a Mini Facelift Right for You?

A mini facelift may be appropriate if you want to address signs of aging with minimal discomfort and downtime or maintain the results of a previous full facelift. Dr. Lowe can achieve especially precise results by addressing the foundational muscle structure of your face. Using these techniques, he can avoid the “stretched” look that some people associate with plastic surgery. The treatment can correct various aesthetic concerns:

  • Sagging skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Jowls
  • Displaced fat deposits

Dr. Lowe will consider both your cosmetic goals and your medical history at your initial consultation. While a traditional facelift will address these problems throughout your entire face, a mini facelift focuses on the lower third of your face. Therefore, if you want more dramatic results, a different facial surgery may be the optimal solution for you.

The Treatment Procedure

To ensure subtle results that exceed your expectations, Dr. Lowe will create a custom surgical plan. He will determine the right placement for the incisions, as well as how much skin he needs to remove. He will also discuss your sedation options, helping you choose the one with which you feel most comfortable. Both local and general anesthesia are available.

When the surgery begins, Dr. Lowe will make incisions around your ears and in your hairline. Thanks to this placement, the scars will essentially be invisible. Through the incisions, the doctor can tighten the underlying muscle structure for significant results. He will also remove any unwanted or excess fat deposits, using liposuction. To address wrinkles and lines, Dr. Lowe will pull the skin taught, ensuring to use conservative techniques that avoid unnatural-looking results. When he is satisfied, he will remove excess skin and close your incisions.

Your Recovery

Often, patients can return to work and much of their normal routine in just one to two weeks. However, you should continue to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks until Dr. Lowe gives you clearance to exercise. You will experience some swelling and discomfort, which will fade in a few weeks. Our office will provide full instructions to care for your incisions and medication to ease any pain or sensitivity you experience. During recovery, you will need to wear compression bandages to ensure that your skin heals properly. Dr. Lowe will examine your progress after the procedure to ensure you are healing well and achieving the best possible results.

Our non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments can help your skin stay smooth and radiant for years to come after your surgery.

Results and Benefits of a Mini Facelift

Over the course of your recovery, you will start to notice the effects of your mini facelift. However, that it can take a few months for all swelling to subside. As it does, you will find that you look younger and more refreshed. In fact, many patients report that they appear a decade younger or more. Both the cosmetic effects and your improved self-esteem can last for many years, especially when you maintain a healthy lifestyle and take good care of your skin. Our non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments can help your skin stay smooth and radiant for years to come after your surgery.

Enhance Your Appearance

Visit our office today to learn more about the different facelift options and to find out the most suitable treatment for you. You can easily book an appointment by contacting our team online, or you can call (405) 942-4300 to speak to a member of our team.

James B. Lowe, MD, FACS

Lowe Plastic Surgery

Dr. Lowe is a triple board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive care. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons 
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand 

Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (405) 942-4300.

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