What Are My Options?
At Karolak Facial Plastic Surgeon, we offer both types of facelifts to our patients. Dr. Karolak will help each patient determine the best route for them to take. Each treatment plan will be customized based on individual needs, concerns, and desires.
A mini facelift by Dr. Karolak is a good option for those who have early facial muscle sagging, early to moderate jowling, good skin quality with minimal to moderate excess skin, and mild aging in the neck. The main focus of Dr. Karolak’s mini-lift is to tighten the jawline, soften nasal and marionette folds, and slightly elevate the cheeks. So if that’s what you’re after, then this could be the perfect option for you.
Although a mini-lift is also a surgical procedure, it is less invasive than a full facelift. Sometimes, smaller incisions can be made during a mini-lift if there is not much excess skin. Recovery can be quicker than with a full facelift, but in some cases, it can be the same. Healing times vary from patient to patient. Because it is a smaller version of a lower facelift, it’s also less expensive. Although surgery cannot stop the aging process, tightening the underlying muscles and removal of excess skin help give results that can be enjoyed for many years afterward.