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Subtle Rejuvenation with Mini Facelift Surgery in NYC

Discover a less-invasive path to facial rejuvenation with Dr. White’s mini facelift procedures in NYC, meticulously tailored to refine and enhance the lower regions of your face, delivering subtle and naturally graceful results.

What is a mini facelift?

A mini facelift addresses the lower face’s jowls, excess skin, and mouth creases, conditions commonly associated with aging, gravity, diminished skin elasticity, genetics, sun exposure, and facial volume loss. If the aging effects are appearing on the lower portion of your face, and you are not ready to commit to a full facelift, the mini facelift may be the ideal approach for you.

Dr. Matthew White has vast expertise in facial and reconstructive surgery and will identify the most suitable approach to rejuvenate your appearance with exceptionally natural, youthful results.

What is the mini facelift procedure?

Performed with mild sedation and local anesthesia, a mini facelift usually spans two hours, depending on the degree of change needed. Dr. White begins with a small incision near the ear, lifting and securing the sagging tissues before smoothing the skin and removing the excess. The procedure is duplicated on the opposite side for symmetry.

Every procedure is uniquely crafted, possibly incorporating additional treatments like eyelid surgery, BOTOX injections, or lip augmentation for a more comprehensive enhancement.

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What are the benefits of a mini facelift?

The mini facelift provides a strategic solution for New York’s residents who want to restore the quality and youthfulness of the lower facial area. This procedure has the potential to significantly enhance appearance, restoring a more youthful, smooth appearance. The benefits of a mini facelift include:

  • The precision removal of excess, sagging skin
  • Elevation and smoothing of sagging skin and tissues along the jawline and lower face.
  • Tightening and lifting the underlying facial muscles.
  • Minimization of mouth and chin folds and wrinkles.
  • Enhancement of the lower cheek’s appearance.

Dr. White ensures each procedure is meticulously tailored to address individual concerns and create a refreshed look that appears entirely natural.

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Are you a candidate for a mini facelift in NYC?

The ideal candidates for a mini facelift in New York City with Dr. White are usually in the 40s or early 50s, with the signs of aging predominantly in the lower facial third. Jowls, sagging skin, and wrinkles around the mouth can be addressed. A thorough facial examination by Dr. White during a consultation will ascertain if a mini facelift is the right choice for your aesthetic aspirations.

Compared to its traditional counterpart, the mini facelift offers several benefits. Scarring is minimal and easily concealed, side effects are few, and recovery involves less swelling, bruising, and discomfort. As a less intensive procedure, a mini facelift is typically performed with only local anesthesia. The decision between a traditional and mini facelift will reflect the patient’s condition. A traditional facelift is appropriate for patients who need comprehensive changes, while a mini facelift targets minor sagging around cheeks, jawline, and neck, excluding the forehead and eye area.

Advanced mini facelift techniques: SMAS

Selecting a surgeon with extensive SMAS lifting experience, such as Dr. White, is crucial. This approach addresses skin laxity and the underlying muscle and tissue, ensuring lasting and naturally enhanced facial contours. A skin-only lift in a mini facelift may result in unnatural outcomes.

What is the recovery after a mini facelift?

Recovery is generally faster than a full facelift, with manageable discomfort, and swift resolution of swelling and bruising, often within a week to ten days. You need to keep your head elevated during healing, both when awake and when sleeping. Any sutures will be removed at about the one-week mark.

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Mini Facelift Recovery timeline

Recovery from a facelift is a crucial time, requiring carefully following the aftercare instructions and keeping a close eye on your healing progress. The recovery timeline is generally as follows:

  • Day 1: Post-surgery, you might feel drowsy and somewhat unstable. It’s essential to have a friend or family member to drive you home and assist you during the first night. Pain management is critical at this stage to stay ahead of any discomfort.
  • Day 2: You should expect a follow-up appointment to check your surgical dressings, assess your incisions, and monitor any swelling. If all is proceeding as expected, the area will be redressed, and any questions answered. Take the time to rest and allow your body to heal.
  • Day 3: While rest continues to be crucial, you might start feeling the urge to move a little. Bruising and swelling typically peak around the third and fourth day but will continue for a few more weeks.
  • Days 4-6: The need for prescription pain relief should be over. Swelling should start subsiding, and you’ll likely feel more at ease moving around, possibly engaging in light household chores if you’re up to it.
  • Days 7-14: You will probably still observe some swelling, bruising, and possibly experience numbness, tingling, and a sense of tightness. These are normal post-surgery symptoms. By the end of the second week, many find themselves ready to return to work and engage in light physical activities like walking.
  • Days 15-30: Suture removal usually happens during this period, depending on your specific case and how well you’re healing. Any residual swelling and tightness should be subsiding, allowing you to notice improvements in your facial contours. Engaging in regular activities and exercise becomes feasible again, with incision sites gradually fading in color.
  • Beyond day 30: After one month, your life should be returning to normal, letting you enjoy the results of your facelift. Minor symptoms like swelling, bruising, tightness, and numbness might linger for up to a year but are almost never noticeable to others.

Please note that everyone heals at a different rate, and these estimated times could be longer or shorter.

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What Other Procedures Can Be Combined with a Mini Facelift?

Dr. White frequently combines the mini facelift with other procedures to achieve comprehensive transformation:

  • Neck lift: This procedure can enhance the chin area and is often performed through the same incisions as the mini facelift.
  • Brow lift: To address forehead lines and refresh your overall expression.
  • Eyelid surgery: Repairing sagging eyelids, under-eye bags, and crow’s feet for a revitalized appearance.

Why Choose Dr. Matthew White for Mini Facelift Surgery in New York City?

Dr. Matthew White, a board-certified expert in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Head and Neck Surgery, and among the most respected facial plastic surgeons in New York City. His extensive training and innovative techniques ensure your mini facelift in NYC will yield the most natural-looking and fulfilling results.

Dr. White and his team is dedicated to providing unparalleled service and exceptional results. We are committed to creating a supportive, transparent, and personalized experience for each of our clients. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest in technology and innovation, ensuring that you receive the most advanced and effective treatments available. We place a strong emphasis on continuing education and professional development, staying at the forefront of industry advancements and trends. This commitment to growth and learning ensures that we are always able to offer our clients world-class treatments and care.

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If you are looking for one of the most experienced providers of the mini facelift, look no further than Dr. Matthew White. For more information, please contact our office. Our friendly staff can answer any questions you may have and schedule your consultation with Dr. White.



How much does a mini facelift cost?

The financial aspect of a mini facelift varies, with considerations based on individual patient needs and aspirations. Dr. White will curate a personalized treatment plan post-consultation to fulfill your aesthetic goals.

Can a mini facelift look natural?

Dr. White is recognized for his ability to create very natural outcomes in facial plastic surgery.

How long will the results last after a mini facelift?

Expect your mini facelift results to last about ten years, although this can vary.

Will I have visible scars after a mini facelift?

Scars are minimal and strategically placed.

What type of anesthesia is administered in a mini facelift?

Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, based on the individual patient.

What are the risks or side effects with facelift surgery?

All surgeries carry some risk, which generally includes bleeding, infection, and scarring.

How do I prepare for a mini facelift?

If you smoke, you must quit for at least a month before surgery, and, with the assistance of your doctors, blood thinning medications must be halted, as well as some supplements.

What is the best age for a mini facelift?

There is no age limit, but the procedure is typically most beneficial for those with less severe signs of aging.


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