This lovely patient underwent a mini-facelift in-office under local anesthesia, as well as hyperdilute Radiesse injected into cheeks and central face for composite facial restoration and skin tightening.
Her goal was to address her excess skin and jowls of the lower face The procedure involved elevating the skin and identifying the SMAS layer, which is a thin layer of muscle and fibrous bands that cover the muscles and deep fat pads of the face.
When the SMAS becomes loose and sags with age, it creates laxity along the lower face and jawline, creating jowls, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and neck bands.
A mini facelift is a corrective cosmetic procedure that targets sagging skin around the lower face and jawline. The incision is still placed in front of the earlobe and curves gently under the earlobe, depending on the amount of skin to be excised. The neck and lower face are carefully evaluated in order to see if one is a candidate.
Please note the patient also had hyperdilute Radiesse for skin tightening and also for volumization.
Procedure: Mini Facelift
Area of Concern: lower face and jowls
Downtime: patient can drive home, may not engage in vigorous exercise for 7-10 days
Recovery: 2 weeks
Pain Control: Tylenol and NSAIDS
Expect long-lasting results given this is not a skin procedure but addresses the SMAS or strength layer. Can be complemented by composite fat grafting or hyperdilute Radiesse for skin tightening as well as microneedling with topical dilute botox and exosomes.