The Allure mini-facelift is a very popular procedure that is well suited for younger patients looking for a refreshed, more rejuvenated look from a smaller procedure. It is also well suited for patients of any age who want to improve their facial appearance by means of a less invasive procedure. The Allure mini-facelift has a high patient satisfaction rate; after having this procedure, our patients frequently comment about the improvement in their appearance and feeling youthful and rejuvenated.
Facelift vs. Allure Mini-Facelift
Both facelift and Allure mini-facelift procedures are used to correct sagging around the cheeks, jawline and neck. The choice to pick one over the other depends on the amount of sagging present in these areas. A person may consider having an Allure mini-facelift if they only have mild sagging, whereas someone with more moderate to severe sagging might benefit from facelift surgery. Compared to a full facelift procedure, an Allure mini facelift is significantly less invasive, has shorter incisions, results in much less downtime and is less expensive.
Are You a Good Candidate for the Allure Mini-Facelift?
If you’re wondering if an Allure mini-facelift procedure is the right procedure to combat the signs of aging on your face, here are some general guidelines for a good surgery candidate:
- In good health
- Minor sagging on the cheeks, and/or the start of jowls
- Fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth
- Minor sagging of the neck
- Mild drooping under the chin
The Allure Mini-Facelift Procedure
The Allure mini-facelift is an outpatient procedure that is performed frequently under local anesthesia or under sedation plus local anesthesia. The procedure takes about one and one half hours of surgical time. New techniques allow lifting and tightening of the facial musculature during this procedure, enabling the surgeon to truly perform facial rejuvenation. The surgeon will make small incisions around the ears, around the hairline, and gently pull the skin so that the lower portion of the face and neck are lifted and the skin is taut. Any excess skin will be trimmed, and the remaining skin will be sutured into this new position.
The Recovery Process
The patient will experience minor bruising and swelling in the face and neck, but this will subside after two to three weeks. Walking and moving around the day after surgery is encouraged as it will help reduce swelling. It is also important to keep the head elevated for the first week, including sleeping with pillows propping up the head. Patients report having only mild discomfort for the first few days following this procedure, though medication is prescribed to be used as needed. Most people can return to work after one week, and return to exercising after three to four weeks. The results of an Allure mini facelift can be seen immediately after surgery, and will become more noticeable after three weeks, when the swelling and bruising disappears.
Speak with a Surgeon about the Allure Mini-Facelift
Are you concerned that your face is showing signs of aging, but not quite sure that you need a full facelift procedure to fix wrinkles and mild sagging? Then you might be the perfect candidate for an Allure mini-facelift procedure. This procedure is perfect for men and women who are just beginning to notice signs of aging on their face and neck, and who want a mild transition to a more youthful look. To discuss this procedure in more detail, schedule a private, one-on-one consultation with one of Allure Plastic Surgery’s plastic surgeons, who can educate you further on the details and answer any questions you may have. Contact Allure Plastic Surgery today at (305) 479-2991.