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Mini Facelift

Mini Facelift in Ann Arbor, MI

Facelift surgery doesn’t have to mean lots of downtime. Our mini facelift is a less invasive alternative to the traditional facelift, but it still provides dramatic rejuvenation.

Look as young as you feel with facial rejuvenation at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery. Call one of our Michigan plastic surgery offices to schedule your consultation today in Ann Arbor at (734) 436-2186.

Mini Facelift: Insider Tips from the Surgeons at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery

The definition of a mini facelift varies considerably from surgeon to surgeon. Ask your plastic surgeon which specific areas will be rejuvenated during your treatment.

Before you decide on a mini facelift, talk with your surgeon about both the mini lift and the traditional facelift. Understanding both procedures will help you decide which option will work best for you.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

Aging happens to the best of us. Even with fantastic skincare and sun protection practices, your skin will start to change. These changes are natural, but if you’re bothered by the new look you see in the mirror, facial rejuvenation treatments can turn back the clock and give you a refreshed, youthful appearance.

Our mini facelift provides much of the same anti-aging benefits as a traditional facelift, but with smaller and fewer incisions. This less invasive alternative to facelift surgery will get you back to normal life sooner and with a refreshed and vibrant facial appearance. Thanks to cutting-edge techniques and the gentle, skillful touch of our surgeons, our mini lift patients enjoy a natural look that is not overdone but still transformative.

The Benefits of a Mini Facelift

Look and feel your best with a mini facelift in Ann Arbor, MI. Top benefits of this procedure include:

  • Refresh the appearance of your lower face
  • Remove loose skin from the face
  • Reduce lines, wrinkles, and creases
  • Restore a tight and defined jawline, minimizing the appearance of jowls

All of this can be accomplished through small incisions that are expertly placed to minimize their appearances. Each patient will experience unique benefits, depending on how aging has impacted their facial appearance. The mini facelift is particularly effective for patients with mild to moderate signs of facial aging without significant extra skin on their neck. If you have more extensive or pronounced signs of aging, our traditional facelift may be a better fit for your aesthetic goals.

What Happens During a Mini Facelift in Ann Arbor?

Depending on the extent of surgery planned and your medical history and comfort with procedures, a mini facelift may be performed under local anesthesia in the office with oral medications or with sedation in the operating room at a surgical facility.


Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our board-certified surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.

Recovery After Ann Arbor Facial Rejuvenation

A mini facelift is an outpatient procedure and patients go home the day of surgery. The next day, you return to the office to have your bandages unwrapped. Your sutures will be removed 1 week following surgery.

We’ll provide detailed recovery instructions, but these general guidelines will give you a better idea of what to expect.

  • Many patients are ready to work from home in just 48-72 hours.
  • Sutures are usually removed about a week after surgery.
  • Plan to return to an office-type job in one to two weeks.
  • Full recovery takes approximately six weeks after surgery.
  • Discomfort is easily managed using over-the-counter or prescription pain medications.
  • Your skin may feel tight and tender. These symptoms fade within a couple of weeks.
  • Scars may take time to lighten. They’ll start off bright red, fade to pink, and slowly blend with your natural skin tone in the months after your procedure.

Our mini facelift uses shorter incisions than a traditional facelift, so recovery is much faster. Most of our patients are delighted by how quickly they heal and can return to their daily activities.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

If you’re thinking about a mini facelift, a consultation with one of our skilled plastic surgeons is the place to start. During your consultation, we will discuss the potential procedures in-depth as we help you decide which option is the best to address your concerns. We always perform a physical exam and review your medical history to ensure the selected procedure is a safe choice.

Call us to schedule your mini facelift consultation in Ann Arbor, MI if you’re:

  • Excited about the possibility of turning back the clock
  • Wanting to erase common signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging, or jowls
  • Interested in exploring the most advanced approaches to cosmetic surgery

Mini Facelift FAQs

Both a mini and a traditional facelift rejuvenate the face by smoothing lines and lifting sagging skin. A mini facelift uses fewer incisions to refresh the appearance. It is best for early to moderate aging. A full facelift is best for moderate to advanced aging and for patients that require more extensive re-contouring of the face and neck.

With all surgical procedures, incisions are carefully placed to minimize their appearance. Mini facelift incisions are well-hidden and hard to spot. Most patients are not bothered by the few, small scars that remain after surgery once they have fully healed and faded.

The cost of your procedure will depend on the extent of your surgery. Come in for a consultation to receive a customized quote for your treatment.

Make the most of your mini lift by pairing it with other facial rejuvenation treatments. Blepharoplasty, a type of cosmetic eyelid surgery, is a wonderful complement to this procedure. Enhance your results without surgery using dermal fillers or Botox®.

Pain medications significantly reduce discomfort after surgery. Most of our patients experience minimal discomfort. Your recovery shouldn’t be painful; if you’re in pain, give us a call and one of our surgeons will help you find relief.

Unlike a traditional facelift, our mini lift doesn’t typically require general anesthesia. We use local anesthesia or IV sedation for a pain-free surgery and a quicker, easier recovery.

Schedule A Consultation

Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at our Ann Arbor or Jackson locations to learn more.

If you don’t need a full facelift, but you do want to look younger, ask us about our mini facelift in Ann Arbor. Contact us to learn more.