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Mini Facelift

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Patients considering facial plastic surgery don't all have the same concerns. That's why Orlando facelift specialist Dr. Edward J. Gross relies on his vast experience to determine the best approach on a case-by-case basis. For some patients, a less invasive mini facelift is recommended at our Orlando practice. The procedure treats many of the same signs of aging in the face as a traditional lift, including sagging skin and jowls, but it uses shorter incisions and produces results that are generally more subtle.

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Case 203, Facelift/Mini-Lift Case

Neck lift. Orlando. She was bothered by the sagging in her neck. Dr. Gross performed a Neck lift with Neck Liposuction at Primera Surgery Center. She has very natural results seen at 3 months and the incisions around her ears are well- hidden. Her confidence and youthfulness have been restored. Location: Orlando

Case 284, Necklift for men in Orlando

Allen approached Dr. Gross with concerns of “looking older than he feels”. As you see in the above photos, Dr. Gross was able to turn back the clock and give Allen a more youthful, defined jawline with with a Neck Lift, which tightens the platysma muscle. Sculptra also improved his cheek and face volume. He is extremely happy about his younger appearance. (After photo courtesy of Jeff Hawkins.)

Case 58, Facelift/Mini-Lift Case

Debbie. Age 58. Facelift, Neck Liposuction & Fat Grafting. Her after photo at 1 month demonstrates a smoother jawline and no visible scar. Dr. Gross hides the incisions in camouflaged, natural creases around the ears. Her cheeks are lifted and fuller from Fat Grafting, which is a popular treatment to enhance the surgical outcome. Fat is taken from the abdomen (belly) and injected into areas of the face that are thinning. She is very happy. Her neck is also tighter due to Dr. Gross performing a Neck lift (w/ SMAS muscle-tightening for greater support and longevity). Location: Orlando/ Lake Mary,FL

Case 24, Laser Skin Resurfacing Case

Art.  Facelift and Necklift for Men.  He was bothered by neck sagging, bands in the neck, drooping cheeks and brown spots on the face. Dr. Gross performed Facelift, Necklift and CO2 Laser (for spots) at Primera Surgery Center. Recovery time was 1 week. Incisions are placed in the crease around the ears for a natural result. 

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Primera Plastic Surgery – Mini Facelift

Proven Techniques, Outstanding Results

During a mini lift, Dr. Gross focuses on creating natural-looking results through a conservative approach that leaves very minimal scars. Dr. Gross places incisions, which are usually very short and fine, in front of and behind the ears. Still though, as with a traditional facelift, the mini facelift addresses all the various tissue levels that are affected by aging, including the skin and muscles deep within the face. The main concerns this procedure can correct are:

  • Sagging or drooping skin
  • Early formation of jowls or an ill-defined jawline
  • Drooping neck skin

Before closing your mini facelift incisions, Dr. Gross administers platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, to the area. This innovative technique uses your own blood platelets to deliver growth factors and other nourishing proteins to help accelerate the healing process and minimize scarring.

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Our practice is among the few that use computer imaging to show potential results. With the help of this technology, Dr. Gross can reliably tailor a surgical treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.

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Mini Facelift With a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist

The main difference between a facelift and a mini lift lies in the incision length and the amount of skin lifted. A full facelift takes longer and requires a longer incision and more skin elevation. This procedure is appropriate for older patients with more sagging in the cheeks and neck, as well as people who have lost a large amount of weight.

Mini facelift incisions are made both in front of and behind the ears but don't extend as far as for a traditional lift. Dr. Gross corrects the SMAS to improve the appearance of the jowls and neck with minimal scarring, better longevity, and natural-looking results.

Dr. Gross' mini lift is designed to create a natural appearance by smoothing and tightening the jawline with well-hidden incisions, and it is ideal for people between 40 and 60. The key is addressing the muscle layer for a longer-lasting and more natural-looking result. As an experienced facial surgery specialist, Dr. Gross is exceptionally qualified to perform the mini facelift.

Good Candidates for Mini Facelift

  • Generally younger than traditional facelift patients, between ages 40 and 60
  • Neck and cheek skin retains some elasticity
  • Concerned with early formation of jowls

Dr. Gross also sometimes recommends combining a mini lift with complementary facial procedures such as eyelid surgery or a brow lift, which he can perform at the same time. He may also recommend non-surgical treatments to address more superficial skin concerns such as fine lines or age spots.

"Combining treatments is a great way to erase a lot of concerns at once," Dr. Gross says, "and it can be done in a very subtle, natural-looking way, which is usually what my mini lift patients are looking for. In the end, these patients get compliments for looking 'well-rested,' and no one knows they've had a procedure."

You can also glimpse your potential mini lift results through computer imaging, which provides a simulated image that you and Dr. Gross can review and discuss together during a consultation.

Mini Facelift Cost

At Dr. Gross' practice near Orlando, the cost of a mini facelift varies per patient depending on several factors, but typically ranges from $13,750 – $14,500 (NOT including Anesthesia or Facility fees). Dr. Gross is proud to offer financing through CareCredit®.

A Smooth Recovery

Dr. Gross performs mini lift surgery as an outpatient procedure at Primera Surgery Center. Some discomfort, bruising, and swelling can be expected, but because a mini lift is less invasive and does less damage to surrounding tissues than a traditional lift, these effects are lessened. Arnica tablets help these symptoms subside in about a week.

Most patients return to work in less than 2 weeks, but Dr. Gross urges patients to restrict their activity level for 2 or 3 more weeks. You may be encouraged to keep your head elevated in the initial days after surgery, and proper sun protection is very important.

Mini facelift results can last years, especially if patients stick to a good skincare routine and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some patients may find they want to return to Dr. Gross for an additional treatment as signs of aging begin to redevelop in later years.

To learn more about this procedure, please view our Facelift & Mini-Lift FAQ.

"Surgical techniques have advanced to the point where a patient can get a fully rejuvenated face and renewed confidence with a fairly quick, simple procedure."

– Dr. Gross

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