The Mini Facelift

Dr. Ramirez Gavidia performs a wide range of cosmetic procedures at his Nashville practice to help you look as young as you feel — including the mini facelift. While a full facelift rejuvenates all parts of the face, in some cases only the mid-face needs to be addressed. For men and women who want to refresh their appearance but who don’t require a full facelift or who want less downtime, the mini facelift may be the perfect option.

What Can the Mini Facelift Do?

  • Reduces wrinkles and sagging on the lower third of the face
  • Corrects loss of definition in the chin area
  • Decreases excess fatty tissue in the midface and jawline
  • Refreshes the overall appearance of the face

Mini Facelift Surgery Details

The mini facelift can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. With a full facelift, the incision starts in the hairline at the temples, goes around the ear, and continues around the earlobe into the natural crease behind the ear, ending in the lower scalp. With a mini facelift, however, the incision stops at the earlobe. This shorter incision results in less recovery time and less visibility.

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Benefits of the Mini Facelift

  • Less invasive: As this procedure only addresses the mid-face, it’s more conservative than a full facelift.
  • Minimal scarring: Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will place incisions along the natural folds and creases of the face to minimize visible scarring. All incisions will gradually fade over time. There is also less swelling and bruising with a mini facelift. 
  • Less time in surgery: The straightforward nature of a mid-face lift often means that patients spend less time on the surgical table, leading to fewer side effects from the anesthesia.
  • Faster recovery: On average, men and women are able to enjoy the results of the mini facelift faster than with more extensive procedures.

Dr. Ramirez Gavidia’s Holistic Approach

Dr. Ramirez Gavidia takes a holistic approach to aesthetic surgery, never performing just one procedure. Instead, he combines services to ensure a comprehensive and consistent result. Rather than focusing on one single area, he takes your entire appearance into consideration to achieve balanced rejuvenation.

Candidates for a Mini Facelift

If you’re in the Nashville area and you’re interested in a mini facelift, it may be the ideal procedure for your aesthetic goals. Individuals who make excellent candidates for this procedure are those who:

  • Are in their 40s and 50s
  • Still have skin with good elasticity 
  • Want to fight signs of aging in the lower half of their face
  • Have mild to moderate sagging skin and jowling
  • Want need a subtle improvement 
  • Are not ready for a full facelift
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What is Recovery Like After a Mini Facelift?

This process is different for everyone, as some patients heal faster than others.

Some degree of post-surgical swelling and bruising can be expected, but this is typically minimal when compared to the recovery process of full surgery. 

Any residual swelling or discomfort can be easily controlled through prescription medication and through post-surgical instructions that will be relayed to you by Dr. Ramirez Gavidia prior to your surgery. Most patients return to light activities and work within one week, and more strenuous activities and exercise in two weeks. Results can last up to 15 years.

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Why Choose Dr. Ramirez Gavidia?

Dr. J. Roberto Ramirez Gavidia is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in aesthetic plastic surgery in Middle Tennessee and is considered by many to be the top aesthetic surgeon in the area. At his practice, RG Plastic Surgery, he provides attention to detail, high-end service, and an exceptional patient experience. He is set apart by his artistry, unique holistic philosophy, technique, and most importantly, his results. If you’re interested in the mini facelift, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Nashville office and find out if you are a candidate.

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