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.
"I had a tummy tuck through Dr. Childers in 2015. He was extremely helpful. I went in thinking I only needed Lipo and was scared when I realized I needed something more invasive than my initial thought. After deciding to go through with the tummy tuck, I was excited and nervous all at the same time. When my surgery date came, the hospital staff was extremely helpful. Dr. Childers was great support when I needed him. His office staff was delightful. Now, 2 years later, I have a 5 month old. My body healed nicely post surgery and since my pregnancy, my body bounced back (no stretch marks, no belly). However, once I'm ready for a lipo touch up and possibly a breast augmentation later this year, I will be returning to Dr. Childers.PS - I've received compliments on my scarring, too, from doctors in Beverly Hills. Just so you know, you don't need to go to LA or anywhere outside of Riverside to get nice results. ;)"- J.M. / Yelp / Jan 08, 2018
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"Always a pleasure! Dr. Childers & his staff are amazing! They always make me feel comfortable & at ease! I've been a patient for over 8yrs & will NEVER go anywhere else!"- M.L. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2017
"Just had last follow up with Dr Childers regarding breast explant and I absolutely, unequivocally can say that he is the BEST! He is honest and a straight shooter. Probably why I adore him. I HIGHLY CAN RECOMMEND DR CHILDERS FOR CONSULTS AND SURGERIES. You will be in excellent hands."- M.D. / Yelp / Feb 02, 2017
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.
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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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.