The Disadvantages of a Mini Facelift

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Facelift surgery is soaring in popularity, and more and more people are considering the benefits. One of the biggest considerations once a patient has decided to move ahead with cosmetic surgery is to figure out whether a full facelift or a minilift is best suited to them and their needs. Ideal candidates for a mini-facelift are typically in their 40s or 50s, whereas full facelift candidates are primarily 50 years old or more. Even patients in their 80s have been deemed healthy for facelift surgery and are enjoying the benefits of smoother, tighter skin.

Although a minilift has many advantages for younger patients, such as a shorter recovery time, less incisions and scarring, a reduced risk of complications, and decreased cost, it is not always the perfect choice when weighed against a full facelift.

The following are some of the main disadvantages of a mini-facelift:

1. The end result may not be as superior as a full facelift, depending on the patient’s amount of skin laxity, deep crease formation, and jowling that has started to occur. Full facelifts will provide a smooth and seamless flow from the top of the head down to the bottom of the neck, whereas a minilift will only target certain areas.

2. Limited access to the neck and the midface: Because the incisions are smaller and less invasive, the ability of the facial plastic surgeon to access the various areas of the neck and midface is limited. These limitations can result in a less-than-dramatic result and a change in the overall contouring of the neck and the jawline. This is why a mini facelift is a better option for younger male and female patients and full facelift surgery is a better choice for older patients.

3. Patients who choose a mini facelift may find themselves back sooner than expected for full facelift surgery. A mini facelift’s results can be expected to last only so long, as the aging process continues after surgery. One benefit of a full facelift is that patients can maintain the look for upwards of 15 years and will likely not have to return so soon afterwards for another nip and tuck.

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If you are thinking of pursuing either a full facelift or a minilift and would like to know which one you are a better candidate for, please contact our downtown Toronto cosmetic surgery office and book a free consultation with Dr. Torgerson. In the consultation, you will be able to have a full facial assessment, establish a possible surgical goal established, and obtain a personalized price quote. The cost of a facelift with Dr. Torgerson is all inclusive with no hidden fees. The upfront facelift cost includes the costs for the facility, surgeon, anaesthesiologist, nurses, pre-operative and post-operative care, and appointments.

All facelift surgery takes place in our fully approved and inspection out-of-hospital plastic surgery centre. With a highly qualified medical team of specialists, you will be in great hands for the duration of your facelift.

Contact Dr. Cory Torgerson’s facial cosmetic surgery centre to learn more about the facelift as a wonderfully effective plastic surgery method to aesthetically improving the aging face!

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