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Sally G 5
one year ago

difference between mini facelift and lower facelift

I would like to know the difference between a "mini" facelift and a mid or lower facelift, or are they the same? If not, which one costs more? Also by my picture, could I be a candidate for a thread lift?

Procedure: Facelift
Location: Hampden, MA

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Thanks for your question. Sometimes these terms like "mini" facelift are used more as marketing terms and what is actually done in the procedure is not really standardized.

Based on your pictures, I think you would be a good candidate for lower facelift and neck lift. The facelift will rejuvinate the lower face and jowels, make your jaw line look more defined and remove some excess skin. The incision starts in front of the ear and goes behind the ear and into the hair line.

The incision for the neck lift is usually placed in a crease in the chin. Then the platysma muscle that cause the two bands going down your neck are stitched together.

The mid face lift rejuvinates the mid face and is done through a lower eyelid incision.

Please make sure you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.

Best wishes!

Scott Kasden
ASPS Surgeon

Hi Sally.

A "mini" typically refers to a cheek lift only, while a lower facelift refers to a cheek and neck lift.

Thread lifts are less invasive, less effective, and don't hold up as long. In my opinion they may be useful in patients with minimal signs of aging.

Hope this helps.



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