Mini-Facelift Bellevue

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Sagging skin on your face can be lifted for a younger appearance with the help of a mini facelift in Seattle. Also called a mini rhytidectomy, this cosmetic surgical procedure involves creating smaller incisions near the hairline to correct excess skin on the face.

With a reputable surgeon, the results of mini facelift procedures can last up to ten years. Dr. Rikesh Parikh specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, and he has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Seattle and Bellevue.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is a less invasive version of the traditional facelift surgery. This procedure removes sagging skin from the face and tightens the remaining skin for a smoother and younger look.

Unlike traditional facelifts, mini facelifts are performed with smaller incisions and less cutting of tissue under the skin. For this reason, mini facelifts commonly have a shorter recovery time and reduced swelling and bruising after the surgery.

Mini facelifts can correct skin sagging around the face and neck, tighten wrinkles at the bottom of the face, and define the jawline. Unless one specifically looks for post-surgical marks, these marks will be disguised by the natural contours of the face.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

The best candidates for mini rhytidectomy surgery are patients in their 40s to 50s with sagging skin and jowls. It is also optimal for people with loose neck skin and facial volume loss. Since mini facelifts target the lower half of the face, the procedure will benefit those who want a sculpted jawline. It is also the best option for those who have undergone a traditional facelift.

Results of the surgery will differ from person to person. People with high cheekbones, a good jawline, and a strong chin will most likely experience a better outcome. Those who have experienced a lot of sun damage and have lost skin elasticity may not be the best candidates for a mini facelift.

Your Mini Facelift Consultation

Consulting with your surgeon is a crucial part of mini facelift surgery. You will have an in-depth conversation with Dr. Parikh about your appearance goals and your facial aging symptoms. Be ready to provide your general medical history, including whether or not your skin has a history of scarring.

The Procedure

A combination of local anesthesia and sedation will be administered at the start of the procedure to make the patient comfortable.

Once the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Parikh will create small incisions around the ears and hairline to lift the underlying tissues. Excess skin will be removed for a tighter and smoother face. After completing the procedure, all incisions will be sutured.

The Recovery Process

Since a mini facelift is conducted using fewer and smaller incisions, the recovery period is faster than that of a full facelift. The surgery stitches will need to remain untouched for up to ten days. After this period, you will have another appointment with Dr. Parikh to remove the sutures.

In most cases, it takes one to two weeks to recover after a mini facelift. You can return to your normal daily activities after ten days with caution. It is highly advised that you wait at least one month before resuming heavy physical activities.

To help manage any pain, patients can treat it at home with prescribed pain medication and a cold compress. These will help lighten post-operative swelling and bruising.

How Much Does a Mini Facelift Cost?

The cost of a mini facelift varies depending on the work your operation requires. Prescribed post-operative medications, anesthesia, and hospital fees can also affect the overall cost.

A mini facelift procedure is purely aesthetic in nature, and because of this, medical insurance will not cover it. We offer financing options like Alphaeon Credit, CareCredit, and PatientFi to make procedures like mini facelifts convenient and accessible for patients.

Contact Us to Learn More

For more information regarding the mini facelift for Seattle patients, contact Dr. Rikesh Parikh and schedule a mini rhytidectomy consultation. Dr. Parikh will be available to discuss the procedure in further detail.