A Mini Facelift vs. A Traditional Facelift

Facelifts come in all shapes and sizes. The methods and techniques used will depend on your board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon, your skin condition, facial structure, age, and genes. All these aspects combined will determine whether you need a mini facelift or a traditional facelift. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at the difference between the two and which procedure may best suit your needs.


For many of us, we tend to feel younger than we look. As we age the gap between the two becomes larger. Some patients feel so self-conscious about their aging face that they avoid photos and many social gatherings. Fortunately board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar can help.


For patients who have only endured minimal aging, a mini facelift may prove most beneficial in restoring vitality to the face. It is also less invasive and requires less recovery time. A mini facelift is a great option for patients who begin to notice slightly sagging skin around the jowls, more superficial wrinkles and fine lines, and a weakening of their skin’s structure and collagen. These patients experience shorter incision lines, fewer adjustments to their underlying tissues, and easier healing with less swelling and bruising.


If you are considering a mini facelift, you need to know the advantages and limitations of the procedure. A mini facelift is best suited for patients in their 30s to 50s who are in their earlier stages of aging. For them, the results of a mini facelift are beautiful however they should be aware that results do not last as long as a traditional facelift, and that they will need to consider another facelift in the future.


A traditional facelift is a great age-defying option for patients who notice strong and deep marionette lines and other deep wrinkles, as well as sagging skin around the jowls and heaviness of their skin. For these patients, a mini facelift simply won’t suffice in correcting and providing the longevity and results they desire. Dr. Adibfar’s traditional facelift works wonders on these patients because the underlying tissues and structures are lifted for younger yet natural-looking results. These patients can also expect the results to be more permanent and longer-lasting as alterations are more complex and advanced.


If you’re considering a facelift, then these are certainly important factors to consider. Your best option is to speak directly to a facial surgeon and specialist like Toronto’s Dr. Adibfar. From your consultation, you will learn what options are best for you for Dr. Adibfar to attain the facial rejuvenation results you desire. Dr. Adibfar meticulously tailors his facelifts to his patient’s characteristics for results that look beautiful and natural and recoveries that are smooth and seamless. Because every patient is different, it is vital patients understand that the procedure and results are unique to each patient.

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