The Modern “Mini” Facelift

Commonwealth Plastic Surgery

The Modern “Mini” Facelift

Have you ever stood in the mirror and tightened the skin on your face: lifting your cheeks, or your jowls, or your neck just enough, wishing you could make the excess skin disappear?

That small improvement in the mirror can be made permanent with our Lunch Hour Lift–a small surgical procedure performed in our office under local anesthesia. Patients can walk in and out for this customizable treatment. We offer a few different versions of our Lunch Hour Lift, and this mini facelift version is one of our most popular procedures at Commonwealth Plastic Surgery for both men and women. It just takes a few hours to turn back the clock! 

The Lunch Hour Lift: How Mini is Mini?

By tightening the skin along the hairline or ears through a small incision, Dr. Nimtz is able to provide a lift to the cheek, enhancing the cheekbones, and smoothing smile lines. Likewise, he is able to tighten the jaw and lift excess skin on the neck with the mini neck lift.  A traditional facelift corrects both areas, but a modern, mini-facelift provides just enough improvement to one of these areas, targeting where you are beginning to see early signs of aging–usually the cheeks, the jawline, or the neck.  We are able to limit the incision to very targeted areas. These procedures are popular because they cost less, but the results are stunning. You can look younger in just a few hours without looking “done.”

Who is a Good Mini Facelift Candidate?

Ideal Lunch Hour Lift mini facelift or neck lift candidates typically range from 40 to 60 years old. Again, this tailored treatment approach refreshes your face without the downtime of a full facelift and without the expense of the surgery center or anesthesia. It’s a highly popular procedure for those looking for a more permanent anti-aging option than facial filler, but one not quite as dramatic as a traditional facelift.

Add Some Fat vs Fillers

We can restore volume and rejuvenate the face with a small amount of your own fat to rebuild cheekbones, fill hollowed eyes, or smooth the folds around the nose. Your face becomes softer, the skin glows brighter, and these results last far longer than the facial fillers you buy that last only 6 to 9 months.

Eventually, it can cost a lot to maintain fillers, and patients often find that fat grafting is a more cost-effective option. Fat lasts longer than filler! In addition, the fat contains natural properties that rejuvenate the skin. Some women return every two to three years to have fat grafting touch-ups, which is actually cheaper than off-the-shelf fillers. Fat really can be your own fountain of youth. Fat grafting, in addition to our Lunch Hour Lift procedure, is a powerful combination for facial rejuvenation, and because it is your own fat, the results are natural-looking. 

Request a Consultation

Because of its popularity, we book the Lunch Hour facelift procedure a few months in advance. So if you’re ready to look younger on your lunch break, be sure to reach out to us right away to schedule your consultation. Request a consultation online or call us at (859) 277-9435.

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