Dr. Vasko was a pleasure to meet and made me feel very comfortable. She spent a lot of time with me explaining my problem and how she could help to fix me up! Her expertise was shown in every aspect! I truly felt that trust from the start!
What is a mini facelift?
A mini facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to make you look younger. A mini facelift can be targeted specifically at your problem areas and, due to the reduced scope of the surgery, requires significantly less downtime than a traditional facelift. You and your Plastic Surgeon will choose which areas of your face to target with the mini facelift. Mini facelifts can accomplish many desirable outcomes including: decreasing sagging in the midface, mitigating deep creases below the lower eyelids, mitigating deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth, redistributing fat that has fallen or become displaced, addressing the loss of muscle tone in the lower face that may create jowls, and repositioning the loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw that can lead to the appearance of a double chin. For individuals who have one specific area of their face that they would like to rejuvenate, a mini facelift is often an excellent choice.
Is a mini facelift right for me?
Only you, in partnership with your Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, can answer this question. If you think a mini facelift may be right for you, please schedule a consultation.
What should I expect during my consultation?
The goal of the consultation is to determine if a mini facelift is the right choice for you. During your consultation, your doctor will explain the full procedure to you and will ask you several questions including:
- Why do you want a mini facelift?
- What problem areas do you want to focus on?
- What are your expectations for the procedure?
- What is your desired outcome?
- Do you have any medical conditions or drug allergies?
- Are you currently undergoing any medical treatments?
- What is your current use of medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs?
- Have you had any previous surgeries? If so, what were they?
In addition to asking these questions, your Plastic Surgeon will use your consultation to evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors you may have, discuss your mini facelift options, examine and measure your face, take photographs for your medical record, recommend a course of treatment, discuss likely outcomes of a mini facelift and any risks or potential complications, and answer your questions.
What should I expect before my mini facelift?
Before your mini facelift, you may be asked to get lab testing or a medical evaluation, take certain medications or adjust your current medications, stop smoking, and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements that may increase bleeding.
We will also give you special instructions about what to do the night before and the morning of your surgery and regarding your post-operative care and follow-up appointments.
At CAPS, we do everything we can to make your mini facelift experience procedure as smooth as possible. Whether that means booking a hotel room for our out-of-towners or doing anything else to make your experience more carefree, we’re happy to help.
What will happen during my mini facelift?
First, you’ll be administered anesthesia. Your Plastic Surgeon will recommend the anesthesia option that is best for you. Then, you’ll go to sleep while your skilled Plastic Surgeon and well-trained staff perform the mini facelift. The exact procedure will vary depending on your unique needs and desired outcomes. Your doctor can walk you through every step of the procedure during your consultation.
What should I expect after my mini facelift?
A mini facelift typically requires significantly less downtime than a traditional facelift. Your doctor will give you instructions regarding your post-operative care. Following these instructions is necessary for the success of your surgery. You will be instructed as to the proper care of your incisions and surgical site.
What will my results be like?
The results of a mini facelift are long-lasting and natural. You can expect to see real improvement in the areas of your face that were targeted with the mini facelift. Many patients find that their mini facelifts give them a younger and more rested appearance.
Dr. Heck is extremely courteous and professional and puts a patient at ease quickly. There was no doubt I was in very capable hands.
Financing my procedure
Special financing every time you use it. Low monthly payment options. No up-front costs or pre-payment penalties. To learn more about financing your procedure, please visit our financing page.