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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 more facelift surgeries than 99% of 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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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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