What is a Minimally Invasive Facelift?
A minimally invasive facelift is a procedure specifically tailored for the patient that is looking to rejuvenate the appearance of the mid and lower face as well as the neck, without the downtime or the surgical extent of a full facelift. This is an ideal procedure for those who have noticed loss of lateral check fullness, prominence of the nasolabial and marionette folds, decreased jawline definition, jowl formation and increasing neck skin laxity with the years. The procedure is performed in less time and with less visible scars than the traditional procedure, this means patients can often resume their normal daily activities in half the time.
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
What is the difference between a minimally invasive and a standard facelift?
Both are excellent procedures with phenomenal results. The minimally invasive facelift is geared towards people with mild to moderate signs of aging, whereas the full facelift is tailored to the patient that has moderate to severe signs of aging, including significant laxity of the neck with or without banding of the platysma muscle. The smaller operation is done in about half the time, with shorter incisions and less dissection. This means that the postoperative course is less painful, less uncomfortable, and shorter in time. Patients will benefit tremendously from the minimally invasive area, especially in the midface and jawline region.
How is a Facelift performed?
Based on your specific needs and anatomic features, the doctors at the Plastic Surgery Institute (PSI) of Miami will design and perform a procedure unique to your circumstances and aesthetic goals. We typically use general anesthesia for these procedures, as it provides the safest way to keep the patient asleep and comfortable during surgery. On occasion, a surgeon may perform smaller procedures under local anesthesia with or without IV sedation. During the procedure, short scars are placed in natural creases to hide and conceal stigmata of surgery. The mid face and lower face are dissected, and the deep tissues are repositioned in a way to restore a youthful appearance.
At the same time, you may choose to do fat injections to restore volume to your face. Other procedures such as eyelid rejuvenation and skin resurfacing are commonly done in conjunction with a minimally invasive facelift procedure to create a balanced and completely revitalized appearance.
How long does a Facelift take?
The minimally invasive facelift procedure generally take less than two hours to complete. Patients go home after recovering from anesthesia. Recovery time will vary from patient to patient but will usually take between 1 and 2 weeks, significantly less than a standard facelift procedure.
Why should I choose PSI Facelift Surgeons from Miami?
At the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami, our plastic surgeons have specific expertise in facial aesthetic surgery. They’ve done additional training in facial, rejuvenative surgery and have performed thousands of facial procedures. All the surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This experience combined with their education and certification along with their well-developed artistic abilities, makes our surgeons true masters of facial aesthetic surgery.
PSI surgeons achieve a natural, rejuvenated look while avoiding the over stretched, over pulled, and wind tunnel look. All this is achieved while minimizing scars and down time. Supported by hundreds of positive reviews and testimonials, consistent and great results are the foundation of our practice. Simply put, if you are looking for the best facelift doctors or surgeons in Miami, you should highly consider a consultation from PSI Miami.
You have taken excellent care of your skin throughout the years, but if you’re over 40 you may have already noticed fine and coarse wrinkles, mid-face decent, looseness of the lower face/neck, and loss of jawline definition due to jowling and you want to do something about it. The doctors and professional staff at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami invite you to schedule your consultation today. They will tell you whether a minimally invasive facelift is right for you.
How do I schedule a Consultation for a Facelift?
You can schedule your consultation by filling out the “request consultation” form at the bottom of this page and we’ll reply right away. Or, if you like, call us at 305.446.7700 and schedule your appointment to speak with our facelift specialists about how a facelift from Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami can rejuvenate the look of your face and your overall appearance.
I’m proud of my age and all that I’ve done; I’ve worked hard for my wrinkles, each and every one; But now I feel that my face doesn’t fit me anymore; What used to be firm, is now facing the floor; I want my looks to match how I feel inside; Why shouldn’t I want to wear my face with pride?; Now when I look in the mirror what do I see?; I see the woman I used to be!