Through years of work, I have developed a modification of the facelift, which I call the Micro-Mini Lift®. This is most appropriate for patients with a small amount of excess skin in the jaw line and/or minor looseness of the neck. The incisions are small and recovery time is usually a week or less. I perform this lift mainly for patients in their forties and early fifties who are beginning to see some loosening of the tissues but are not ready for a larger lift. I believe it is crucial to do the right procedure at the right time for my patients and so the Micro-Mini Lift® is a great addition to my face and neck lift line up.
Q: What is the Micro-Mini Lift®?
A: A small-incision procedure to firm the jawline and improve drooping in the neck.
Q: Who can benefit from it?
A: Patients with early jowling and looseness in the neck. Generally, they are in their 40's or early 50's.
Q: Why is it called the Micro-Mini Lift®?
A: Because the incisions are smaller than a standard facelift or even a facial or neck tuck-up, it is a mini-lift. "Micro" describes the surgeon's mindset – an almost microscopic attention to detail.
Q: Can the Micro-Mini Lift® be customized?
A: Yes, it is individualized in every case. For example, the deeper layer (SMAS) may simply be tightened or partially removed and repositioned, depending on tissue looseness and thickness.
Q: If I have a Micro-Mini Lift® now, can I have a more traditional lift when I'm older?
A: Yes, this procedure complements having a more extensive lift later in life. In fact, by creating a firm layer of healing, it can be used to enhance future results.