Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is a surgical procedure used to tighten loose skin and muscle in the lower face. The procedure addresses the common signs of aging found in the midface,  jowls, and nasolabial folds. Patients who seek out the mini facelift generally feel they need just a little lift in the cheek and jawline area.

A Conservative Approach To Facial Aging

For patients who are somewhere between finding complete correction through minimally invasive techniques such as lasers, filler, and Botox injections, and patients who are prepared to undergo a complete facelift for permanent correction of moderate to severe facial aging, the mini facelift is ideal. 


The mini facelift will permanently improve signs of aging in the lower face, providing a youthfully refreshed appearance. 


Patients who elect to have a mini facelift often report the following results:


  • Improvement of Nasolabial folds
  • Reduced appearance of jowls and sagging jawline
  • A more youthful appearance
  • Improved self esteem


The most rewarding benefit of the mini facelift, as noted by Appearance Center patients, is the sense of feeling "back to myself again." This sentiment is equally rewarding for our talented and experienced facial plastic surgeons.

Combining the Mini Facelift with Additional Procedures

Appearance Center cosmetic surgeons specialize in facial rejuvenation treatment plans. During the consultation process, your surgeon may suggest additional options for enhanced results. 


Some of the most common treatment combinations including the mini facelift are:


  • Mini facelift with volumizing fillers - for a totally reinvigorated look
  • Mini facelift with eyelid rejuvenation - for a rested and youthful appearance
  • Mini facelift with CO2 fractional laser treatment - for beautifully refined results and a radiant glow


Appearance Center mini facelift specialists will customize a treatment plan specific to your individual facial anatomy so that you can feel confidently back to your self again.

Determining Whether You Are a Good Candidate for a Mini Facelift Consultation

In general, patients who inquire about the mini facelift tend to be in or around their 40s and 50s. They have not aged quite enough to necessitate the full benefits of a complete facelift, which incorporates neck lift surgery in addition to the elements of a mini facelift. 


Patients interested in a consultation for a mini facelift typically note the following:


  • The feeling that you are beginning to look "old" or unrecognizable
  • sagging skin in the jaline
  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • The feeling that filler injections, Botox, and laser treatments are not "cutting it" anymore
  • The feeling that they are "too young" for a facelift


If you are experiencing one or more of the physical characteristics or sentiments listed above, you are a candidate for a mini facelift consultation. A mini facelift will provide you with a permanent but conservative solution to facial aging for a brighter and more youthful appearance. 

FAQs About Mini Facelift


The mini facelift differs from the traditional facelift in several ways, most notably, the mini facelift will only address the lower facial area, while a regular, full, or complete facelift addresses the lower face and the neck. There are fewer and smaller incision points in a mini facelift, and the recovery time for a mini facelift is shorter than the recovery time for a full facelift. 

Read About Our Mini Facelift Specialists

Steven Daines, MD - Double Board Certified in ENT Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Simon Madorksy, MD - Double Board Certified in ENT Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 

"Dear Doctor - I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and care. Through your efforts, I have more confidence and a better quality of life..."

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"Helen is amazing! My skin is looking so much better. Thank you, Helen!"

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"What a great staff! I love the way the staff engages and talks with you, makes you feel very welcome. Dr. Daines is the greatest and absolutely trust his recommendations."

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"Dr. Joseph is great! Patient! Knowledgeable! Awesome!"

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"Dr. Madorsky and Staff - Thank you so much for the beautiful job on my face. You truly are a miracle worker and your staff is outstanding."

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