A mini facelift might just be the answer to a sagging chin around your neck, jaw line and cheeks. Not quite as major as a full facelift, a little "weekend lift" might just be the ticket to feeling and looking younger. The mini facelift is still fairly new, but it is becoming a popular alternative for many women.
The mini facelift isn't able to fully target problem areas like the brow line or forehead, but with recovery time being as quick as just a few days, many women in their thirties and forties find that it's the perfect solution to the sagging that is beginning to show their age. They want something to restore the firm tight skin they had in their twenties, especially around the neck and jowls or the lines between the nose and the mouth.
Although it's a much less invasive procedure than a traditional facelift, a mini facelift is still an invasive procedure. Tiny incisions are made to allow the surgeon to precisely repair the signs of aging. The mini facelift is more preventative than it is restorative. It cannot take care of the deeper lines and wrinkles, but it can certainly help improve the appearance of your skin before the wrinkles become that advanced.
You can plan on a mini facelift taking less than an hour and your recovery time to be as short as 48 to 72 hours. There is no general anesthesia involved and bruising and swelling is usually minimal. A mini facelift doesn't leave your skin looking as though it has been pulled too tight and pinned behind your ears. Instead, it just removes some of the effects of gravity and time and gently eases your look back to what it was 10 or 15 years ago.
If you've wanted to turn back the clock a bit, but you aren't ready for a full-blown face-lift, consider having a mini facelift and you'll look younger by Monday.
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