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Difference Between A Full And Mini Facelift

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Difference Between A Full And Mini Facelift

Interested in undergoing facelift surgery and wondering if your face requires extensive or little changes? Then read on to know more about the changes created in the mini and full facelift surgery with the information shared by the Best Plastic Surgeon In Faridabad, Dr. Kiranmayi Atla at The Beauty And The Cut Clinic.

A facelift is a plastic surgery performed on the face and neck intended to remove age-related imperfections such as sagging skin and wrinkles. It involves the use of medical-grade sutures to tighten the muscles and tissues under the skin and make the person appear and feel youthful and radiant. There are two kinds of facelifts based on the facial concerns that need to be addressed: Mini Facelift and Full Facelift. Individuals can choose between the two depending upon their needs and preferences. If one is struggling in making their decision, keep reading to know about the differences between the two operations and how they help in improving the facial aesthetics with the insights shared by the best anti-aging treatment surgeon in Faridabad, Dr. Kiranmayi Atla.

1.Full Facelift and Mini Facelift:

A full facelift, also referred to as Traditional Face Lift or Rhytidectomy, is a major surgical procedure whose purpose is to tighten the tissues underneath the skin. It is performed to rejuvenate the entire face and neck. 

A mini facelift, also known as Weekend/ Lunchtime Face Lift or Partial Rhytidectomy, is relatively a minor surgery intended to reduce minor sagging around the jawline, cheeks, and neck. It can be understood as the shorter version of a traditional full facelift.

2.Full Facelift and Mini Facelift Procedure:

Full Facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia to make the patient fall asleep throughout the surgery and feel no pain or discomfort. During the procedure, the surgeon makes long cuts in the front or behind the ears extending into the posterior hairline in such a manner that they remain hidden in the skin folds and allows for minimal scarring. The skin is lifted to have access to the deeper tissues. Muscles and connective tissues beneath the skin surface are repositioned/redistributed using sutures. Lastly, the skin is re-draped, extra skin and fat are removed, and incisions are closed with stitches. The overall procedure requires several hours under the knife. Patients may need to stay in the hospital overnight.

A mini facelift is carried out under local anesthesia or sedation. During the procedure, the surgeon makes small cuts on the side of the face. With three or more short incisions, surgical instruments are inserted to get rid of excess sagging lower facial skin (typically of the cheek area, jowls, or neck) and reposition them to a younger position. The tissue lying around the jawline is re-structured to make it appear more feminine or masculine. A small portion of underlying muscles is repositioned with sutures and excess fat and skin in the targeted area are removed. Lastly, the incisions are closed. The overall procedure can be done in approximately 40-90 minutes. It is an outpatient procedure. 


3.Full Facelift and Mini Facelift Ideal Candidates:

Full Facelift: Best suited for people aged above 45 years who are experiencing moderate to severe wrinkles on their face and neck and wish to get rid of loose, dangling skin. It is even ideal for those individuals who have recently faced significant weight loss and have jowls.

Mini Facelift: Best suited for youngsters who have started to experience fine lines and wrinkles on their faces and wish to get them removed before they take severe form. These candidates are the ones who want to minimize the risk of developing skin aging issues and maintain perfect, youthful skin.

4. Recovery After Full Facelift and Mini Facelift:

 Following a Full Facelift, the patients need approximately 3 to 6 weeks of the recovery period as surgery is very invasive. They must follow surgeon instructions such as avoiding smoking for weeks before and after the surgery and avoidance of blood thinning medications or supplements at least one week beforehand.

In contrast, the recovery period of mini facelifts is much shorter and easier. The patient only requires a break of 3 to 5 days from their work and to completely resume their normal routine activities. There are no such restrictions on smoking or avoiding blood thinners.

Dr. Kiranmayi Atla offers both surgical and non-surgical anti-aging treatment in Faridabad. If one wants to know more about them they can book a consultation today at The Beauty And The Cut Clinic.

5. Full Facelift and Mini Facelift Result:

By the end of recovery from a Full Facelift, the patient can expect fewer wrinkles, more evenly-toned and smoother skin, and reduced fat. The results achieved are for a lifetime. In contrast, mini facelift provides immediate results that last for about 5-10 years as they get affected by continued aging and gravity issues.    


For more information about the cost of Anti-Aging Treatment In Faridabad, schedule an appointment today at The Beauty And The Cut Clinic.

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