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Facelift or Mini Facelift: Making the Right Choice for You

Andrew | October 31, 2012 | Posted in Facelift

Are you considering a facelift in NYC? This procedure offers dramatic results with the ability to customize the procedure to your unique needs. In addition to the traditional facelift, a newer alternative procedure, the “mini” face lift, offers similar results with less risk and downtime. Whether you want to sculpt the jaw and neck area or go for a new facial contour, you can find a plastic surgery solution that fits your needs beautifully.

Dr. Thomas Loeb offers a variety of facelift procedures in his private surgical suite in Manhattan. Dr. Loeb begins the process with a one-on-one consultation, during which you communicate your desired results, while he discusses any possible concerns you may have, along with the various benefits of the different procedures. Once you have all the options laid out, you can select which enhancement procedure you are most comfortable with.

Facelift or Mini Face Lift in New York

A full facelift procedure involves an incision at the temple, which circles around the ear. The skin is lifted across the jawline and through the cheeks, to smooth the complexion and eliminate unwanted lines, wrinkles and sagging. Soft tissue and muscle can also be adjusted to fit more naturally with the new facial profile.

A facelift can take up to three hours to complete, depending on the amount of work to be done. Patients may be given a general anesthesia or local with sedation. Recovery varies from patient to patient, but typically takes around 10 days to two weeks before a patient is allowed to return to work and normal activities. Bruising and swelling may take slightly longer to subside completely.

A mini face lift can offer similar, albeit less dramatic results, with a fraction of the downtime afterward. In fact, these procedures have been dubbed “weekend” facelifts, due to their quick procedure and recovery time. Surgery also involves smaller incisions, which are placed in the area to be treated. Endoscopic tools can be used to lift and smooth skin around the jowls and chin. It can also address marionette lines (lines between the corners of the nose and mouth).

The mini face lift can often be completed in 60 to 90 minutes, with little discomfort afterward. Many patients return to regular activities within a few days to a week. The results of a mini face lift are not considered permanent; treatment will need to be repeated within five to 10 years to maintain results.

Plastic Surgery in New York

Whether you choose a  facelift or mini facelift procedure, the results can be dramatic and life-changing. Dr. Loeb works carefully with all of his patients to ensure their expectations are met and their results are natural and rejuvenating, turning back the clock on the aging process.

If you are interested in learning about about having a facelift or mini facelift in NYC, call Dr. Loeb’s Fifth Avenue office at 212-327-3700 to schedule a private facial surgery consultation.

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