Columbus Mini Facelift and Necklift
In recent years, there has been a tremendous demand for non-surgical and minimally invasive options to enhance the appearance of the face. It seems as though every day we hear about a new technique, device, or cream that can turn back the clock on aging. Many times, these new treatment options are over-hyped and don’t deliver the advertised results. It is therefore important to evaluate each with caution before jumping onto the bandwagon.
Why have a mini facelift?
One particular technique that has recently sparked the public interest is the mini-facelift. Many different facelift techniques have been described and tested over the years. While the initial methods were more conservative, facelift surgery took a more aggressive turn in the 1990s because of the demand for more natural and longer-lasting improvement. The pendulum now seems to have swung back again. Patients now want improvement with little or no downtime. Part of this shift also has to do with the fact that people are entertaining these options at a younger age than in years past.
The biggest challenge that surgeons face with these procedures is selecting the proper candidate and determining who might receive the most benefit. Dr. Michael Sullivan will take the time to make sure you are well informed and have proper expectations so that you can make the right choices for yourself.
Mini facelift procedures (Dr. Sullivan performs several different types, depending on the situation) are designed for younger individuals with early aging changes or individuals looking for a subtle enhancement of the lower face and jawline, without much downtime. These procedures result in a more youthful facial appearance and a stronger jawline.
All Columbus mini facelift procedures involve making an incision in front of the ear. Dr. Sullivan takes care, as with any facelift procedure, to hide this incision in natural creases.
The incision will be red or pink for six to eight weeks. Eventually, these incisions become inconspicuous. Minor bruising is anticipated and will usually resolve within 1 week. Some temporary numbness in front of the ear is common. You should expect it to last for a few months.
- Lower Facelift—to tighten the skin around your mouth, chin, and neck
- Mid-Facelift—for a more youthful, heart-shaped face
- Weekend Facelift—revolutionary advancement or disproven technique?
- Submental Liposuction—to remove fatty tissue underneath the chin
- Platysma Plication—to repair the platysma muscles of the neck