About Mini Facelift Surgery
Mini facelift surgery performed by Morris Ritz is a procedure targeting small areas of the face that are of concern. For patients whose condition does not yet merit a full facelift, a mini lift might be the perfect solution to early signs of aging.
Patients who are beginning to notice sagging in facial skin and are looking for a permanent solution need look no further than the mini facelift. As a less invasive version of a full facelift, this procedure targets your specific concerns and gives you a solution that is customized to your needs. You will be able to pinpoint which areas you would like to address and work with Mr Ritz to make your goals a reality. Morris Ritz offers a variety of mini facelift surgeries. From a mini skin excision to a MACS lift, there are many variations.
When you meet Mr Ritz for your consultation, you will be able to tell him exactly what your concerns are with your facial appearance. He will then give you a full breakdown of the mini facelift procedure from start to finish. You will learn about what you might need to do to prepare for surgery, the full details of the procedure, post-operative care and any complications you might be at risk of facing. All of this information, plus your own medical history, will go into helping you make a final decision about the procedure.
Your consultation is a chance for you to ask any questions, request information and learn more about Mr Ritz so you can fully trust your surgeon. If you decide to schedule a mini facelift, you will also schedule a second consultation for 2 weeks prior to surgery to go over more specific details and address any final concerns.
During the surgery
When you arrive at the hospital on the day of surgery, you will need to admit about 1-2 hours before the scheduled procedure time. Mr Ritz will join you and make pre- operative markings to prepare for surgery. Anaesthesia will be administered for your comfort; you will discuss with Mr Ritz whether local or general anaesthesia will be used prior to this day.
When surgery has begun, incisions will be made beside the ears, allowing Mr Ritz to remove excess skin and tighten what remains to contour perfectly to your face. Incisions will be sealed with sutures for healing.
You will be in recovery at the hospital for a couple of hours, after which you will be released to a friend or family member and sent home with a bandage over the wounds. You will schedule an appointment for about 4 days later to meet with Mr Ritz once again and examine your healing progress. Some patients are required to stay in the hospital for 1 night.
You will be limited with physical activity for 6 weeks, including heavy lifting and strenuous exercise. These activities may cause unnecessary bleeding from heightened blood pressure, so ensure you are fully healed and cleared by Mr Ritz before easing back into an active routine.
Benefits of a Mini Facelift
A mini facelift gives patients who are just beginning to experience sagging and deeper wrinkles in the face. Rather than wait for the condition to get worse and opt for a full facelift or temporarily solve the issue with fillers, a mini facelift opens surgery candidacy to patients who want a solution to early signs of aging and the following benefits:
- Less invasive than a full facelift: While a full facelift requires more incisions along the outer edges of the face, only two small incisions go into the mini facelift.
- Light scarring: Less invasion means less and lighter scarring with a mini facelift. The small incision beside each ear will be leave nearly invisible scars once healed.
- Easy recovery: Also due to the less invasive nature of this surgery, recovery time is one of the easiest in plastic surgery. Less than one week in bandages is all it takes to begin to look the best you have in years!
- Peel away the years: Addressing the signs of aging early on gives you a chance to keep your youthful image seamlessly, without results that are too dramatic or noticeable. You will erase fine lines and wrinkles, tighten skin and once again flaunt a contoured, flawless face.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with Mr Ritz to discuss a mini facelift procedure, call today at 03 9508 9503. We would love to welcome you to our Melbourne office and help you learn more about how you can look and feel your absolute best.