Mini Facelift Overview
Nowadays, the mini facelift is the most popular and common type of facelift performed. In this procedure, Inland Empire plastic surgeon, Dr. Childers, makes small incisions around the ears to target the lower third of the face. He will remove excessive tissue and tighten the remaining for younger-looking, tighter, smoother skin and an overall improved appearance. This procedure is perfect for patients with sagging skin around the mouth, jowls, and neck. Since a mini facelift is less invasive, it can be completed in about 2 hours, or half the time of a traditional facelift. Other benefits from this surgery are minimal scarring and a shorter recovery period, which means less downtime.
"Had my lips done Saturday Amber was amazing she was gentle and very professional I definitely recommend her loving my new lips thanks Amber."- L.N. / Yelp / Oct 18, 2016
"I couldn't recommend Dr.Childers enough. I had a breast lift and implants in 2017 everything went great and I was super happy with the results. I had a reaction the the sutures after surgery and Dr.Childers was super helpful. I just has a "tummy tuck" with no muscle tightening as my abdominal muscles were back together. I had some lower abdominal loose skin after two kids so it wasn't your average tummy tuck, I didn't have enough skin to pull down and move the belly button so he was able to do it without moving it and I LOVE the results. Dr. Childers did an amazing job and was super helpful before and after surgery. I would say he gives an honest opinion which is nice when you're thinking about getting cosmetic surgery."- D.C. / Yelp / Feb 21, 2020
"I had my breast implants removed by Dr Childers, and I have to say, him and his staff made it a great experience. I had my saline implants in for 20 years and one had ruptured. Dr Childers office was able to get it covered by my insurance, which was AMAZING! I have had a lot of mysterious health issues and was not sure if my implants were the culprit and I didn't want to chance it, so I did not replace. Dr Childers was great about listening to my concerns and was confident he could help me. And he did!!:) I am VERY pleased with my results and would recommend to everyone! You will be in great hands!"- K.S. / Yelp / Jan 23, 2020
"I really want to make sure people looking for real people with real experiences get as much out of Yelp as I do. Dr. Childers is beyond fantastic. He completed my original breast augmentation in 2009 and put in 400cc silicone Mentor Mod-Plus profile implants and I loved them. In March, I found out I had a rupture and capsule constriction (I started noticing my right side changing 12 months before) which developed due to the rupture and leaking implant. I immediately went back to Childers. He was able to remove all of the capsule constriction that had developed around the implant and created a beautiful set of twins for me. I am very happy with my results. I switched to 400cc silicone High Profile Mentor implants. The staff is also great and the ladies go above and beyond with help on finances and insurance claims. Again, noticed changes in my breast and tightening for a year before I had the ultrasound. Please ladies, if you ever notice changes, don't let it go a year before you get it checked out like I did."- A.D. / Yelp / Jan 23, 2020
"I had breast reduction surgery and couldn't be happier. It has been over 3 years and my husband always says how great they look. They look great. Mammogram techs are really surprised how good they look too. Thank you so much Dr Childers."- M.J. / Yelp / Oct 20, 2019
Mini Facelift Surgical Technique
In a mini facelift, the plastic surgeon addresses the lower portion of the face, namely around the jawline and jowls. A patient will be under general anesthesia during this outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility. Small incisions will be made around the ears in the folds and in the hairline to minimize scarring. The plastic surgeon will then be able to tighten and reposition underlying muscles and tissue, which have weakened and become loose over time. Excess skin is trimmed away and the skin is re-draped for a tighter, smoother appearance. Stitches will be used to close up the incisions.
Mini Facelift During/After Surgery
The surgery takes around 2 hours to complete and most patients can return home the day of surgery. A bandage will be placed over the face to provide comfort and to protect the surgical site. Mild discomfort and tightness that’s felt afterwards can be alleviated with pain medication or antibiotics. It’s common for patients to experience swelling and bruising and it usually subsides in about 1 week. At this time, many patients are able to resume some normal activities like running errands. Sutures (stitches) will be removed in about 1 week during a follow-up appointment. Within the following weeks, most patients will notice a dramatic improvement in their appearance with more youthful, smoother skin.
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Mini Surgery with Big Results
A mini facelift may be less extensive than a traditional facelift, but it can still deliver some big results. Skin looks younger and better with less surgical time, downtime, and undesirable side effects. To find out if you’re a candidate for this wonderful surgery, we ask that you give our office a call today to schedule a consultation.