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Wrinkles around your mouth can be a big distraction from the beauty of the rest of your face. When smile lines or jowls detract from your youthful look, a mini facelift could be just the treatment you need.

Toronto mini facelift expert Dr. Mike Roskies is one of the most specialized facial plastic surgery experts in North America and is generally regarded as one of the most innovative facelift surgeons worldwide. His practice located in the heart of Toronto, Ontario has a singular focus on facial rejuvenation, both invasive and non-invasive. Dr. Roskies owns Yorkville Plastic Surgery Centre and performs the most facelift surgeries than 99% of Canadian surgeons yearly.

What is a Mini Facelift?

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As you age, it’s common for the skin on your face to develop persistent wrinkles and lines, especially in areas that get used day in and day out.

The skin around your mouth is a frequent target of creases because it is home to some of our most common expressions—smiling, pursed lips, and frowning. When your skin loses elasticity, it can lose its ability to bounce back after all those expressions. Wrinkles and sagging skin often appear, and they can add decades to your appearance. That’s where a mini facelift comes into play.

How do I know if a Mini Facelift is right for me?

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A mini facelift is less intense than a traditional facelift but can target a specific area of the face, rather than revamp your entire look. It’s most often used to reduce or eliminate telltale aging signs in the lower face like:

  • Sagging cheeks
  • Loose skin along the jawline
  • Marionette lines
  • Smile lines
  • Double chin
  • Jowls
  • Creases on the neck

It differs from a full facelift simply in the length and location of incisions as well as the amount of work needed in the neck. Ultimately, it addresses the same muscles and fat deposits as a traditional deep plane facelift to delay the signs of aging once they are noticeable. 

Regardless of your motivation to undergo a mini facelift Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mike Roskies will work with you to fully customize a treatment plan that is as unique as you are. During your consultation, he will discuss your goals for the surgery, your current condition, and address any concerns you may have. His ultimate goal is your satisfaction and peace of mind. Any facelift is not recommended for anyone who has a serious health condition, like heart disease, diabetes, or a bleeding disorder.

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Your Facelift Options

At Dr. Mike Roskies' clinic in Toronto, a range of facelift options are available to cater to diverse aesthetic goals and individual needs. Understanding that each face tells a unique story, Dr. Roskies and his team are dedicated to offering personalized solutions to rejuvenate and enhance your facial appearance. From traditional facelifts addressing comprehensive signs of aging to more targeted procedures like neck lifts and innovative techniques like deep plane facelifts, the options are designed to deliver optimal results.

Whether you're looking to restore youthful contours, refine your jawline, or achieve a more refreshed and natural look, our facelift procedures are tailored to meet your specific requirements and expectations. Dr. Roskies combines artistry with surgical expertise to ensure that each treatment aligns with the patient's vision of beauty, ensuring results that not only look natural but also feel authentically you.

Traditional Facelift

A traditional facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the face by reducing sagging skin, smoothing deep folds, and lifting the facial tissues. This treatment specifically targets signs of aging in the lower face and neck, such as jowls and loose skin. It involves making incisions along the hairline, around the ears, and sometimes under the chin to remove excess skin and tighten underlying tissues. The result is a more youthful, refreshed appearance. A traditional facelift is ideal for individuals with significant facial aging who seek a comprehensive solution.

Deep Plane Facelift

The Deep Plane Facelift goes beyond the traditional facelift by addressing deeper tissue layers. This advanced technique repositions the entire facial musculature, offering more natural and longer-lasting results. It's particularly effective for correcting severe facial sagging and deep nasolabial folds. The procedure involves carefully separating and repositioning the deeper layers of the face without stretching the skin, which leads to a rejuvenated yet natural look. This method is well-suited for those who desire significant improvements with a more profound, enduring outcome.

Facial Fat Grafting

Facial Fat Grafting, also known as autologous fat transfer, involves harvesting fat from one's own body and injecting it into facial areas needing volume enhancement. This natural approach to facial rejuvenation adds fullness to areas like cheeks, temples, and under-eye hollows. It's an effective treatment for restoring youthful contours, smoothing wrinkles, and improving facial balance. The benefits include a natural-looking result, minimal risk of allergic reactions, and a dual benefit of reducing unwanted fat from donor sites. Ideal for individuals seeking a less invasive, natural alternative to synthetic fillers, facial fat grafting offers lasting improvements in facial volume and texture.

Neck Lift

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure focused on improving the appearance of the neck and jawline. This treatment addresses issues like sagging skin, excess fat, and muscle banding in the neck area, often resulting from aging or weight loss. Through incisions behind the ears and under the chin, a neck lift removes excess skin, tightens underlying muscles, and can include liposuction to reduce fat. The result is a more defined, youthful neck and jawline contour. Ideal for individuals with aging signs predominantly in the neck area, it can be done alone or with a facelift for a more comprehensive rejuvenation.

Mini Facelift Procedure

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The procedure for a mini facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift, but it is still considered major surgery. Dr. Roskies performs these treatments at his clinic in Toronto as outpatient procedures, but you will need assistance in getting home following your mini facelift.

Dr. Roskies will begin by putting you under sedation anesthesia. Once that has taken effect, Dr. Roskies will clean and sterilize your skin and mark the incisions in accordance with your treatment plan. The small incisions are typically made around the ears and hairline to conceal the lines. Once Dr. Roskies separates the skin from the underlying tissues, excess skin will be removed and the remaining skin will be pulled upwards. It is secured with sutures or glue, depending on the need. Dr. Roskies will complete the procedure by applying light bandages and a drain, if necessary.

Mini Facelift Recovery

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Once the procedure is complete, you will gently be brought out of sedation. When you’re home and recovering, you can expect to see some swelling and discoloration around the treated area. There will also be some pain and discomfort as your body heals from the surgery. You will be given detailed aftercare instructions and prescriptions for any needed pain and antibiotic medication.

Dr. Roskies recommends that Toronto mini facelift patients take a week away from work or social engagements to allow time for recovery. In some cases, drains, bandages, and a neck support may be required for up to two weeks. Further, it is typically advised that you avoid strenuous activity for up to one month following your procedure. Dr. Roskies will schedule follow-up appointments to assess your progress and remove any drains or stitches as necessary.

Mini Facelift Results

After you have fully recovered and any swelling has subsided, you should notice visible improvements in your appearance.

Lines and wrinkles should be reduced or eliminated, and your face should take on a more youthful, healthy look. Results can be expected to last for years, assuming proper care. While lifestyle and genetics will ultimately determine how long your optimal results last, your diligence in caring for your skin — keeping it properly hydrated, nourished, and protected from the sun — will be critical toward maintaining your results.

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Schedule Your Mini Facelift Consultation with Dr. Mike Roskies Today

Are you ready to find out if a mini facelift is the aging answer you’re looking for? Schedule your appointment at my Toronto clinic today! You can click here to request an appointment. Dr. Roskies looks forward to getting to know you and your story, and helping you achieve the beautiful look and life you’ve always wanted!

Mini Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

A mini facelift is an invasive procedure. While you will be fully anesthetized during the procedure, the recovery can still be uncomfortable. Dr. Roskies will prescribe all the medication you need to minimize the risk of infection and also make the recovery process as pain-free as possible.

As with all surgeries, there are risks that come with undergoing a mini facelift procedure. Some of those include:

  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Prolonged swelling
  • Fluid retention
  • Scarring

Dr. Roskies and his expertly trained team will do everything possible throughout your procedure to minimize these risks. He will cover them in detail during your consultation and surgery planning process.

The cost of a mini facelift in Toronto will vary significantly based on the extent of your procedure. Factors such as the extent of the surgery and the expertise of the surgeon contribute to the overall cost. We will outline your exact costs before your procedure.

You will be completely sedated during your procedure, and it can take several hours for the effects to wear off. Because of this, we recommend you have a friend or family member available to take you home following your surgery.

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