While cosmetic surgery has gained ground, two factors that have kept some patients away are the recovery time and the amount of surgery required to achieve the desired results.
Haute MD Dr. Babak Azizzadeh says a mini-facelift may be an option for those patients. It involves making a small incision in front of the ear that runs into the sideburns as opposed to the traditional procedure, which requires an incision that runs from the back of the ear and around all the way to the hairline.
Since the surgery has fewer and smaller incisions, there is a shorter recovery time for patients. Note that a smaller surgery means incremental results.
The mini-facelift is most effective for a patient that has a specific issue they would like to target. For patients who want more dramatic results, Dr. Azizzadeh often recommends a more involved procedure.
Always consult with a qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeon.