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Dr. Chernoff performs all types of facelifts for men and women. The level of the procedure is determined by each person’s anatomy, skin quality, and improvement goals.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FACELIFT AND A MINI-FACELIFT?
Facelifts and Mini-Facelifts are both used to address the structural changes that take place in the skin and muscles as people get older. While both of these procedures involve surgical intervention, Mini-Facelifts are typically less invasive than traditional facelifts. Because of this, Mini-Facelifts are administered to facial enhancement patients interested in achieving subtle improvements in the structure of the face and appearance of the skin.
The advantages of a mini-facelift performed by Dr. Chernoff in Santa Rosa, CA are as follows:
- Subtle improvements in facial definition and shape
- Shorter recovery times than those associated with a traditional facelift
- Tighter, wrinkle-free skin
The media has given mini facelifts have many different names including “weekend lift”, “lifestyle lift”, and “S lift” to name a few. The surgical technique Dr. Chernoff uses to complete a mini facelift is similar to his traditional deep plane facelift with a smaller incision and less healing time. While everyone is interested in a procedure that is less invasive, it’s important to trust the recommendation that Dr. Chernoff provides. He is always in favor or recommending the lowest level of surgery to achieve the best possible results. If he can accomplish your skin improvement goals with a less invasive procedure, he will suggest this option during your consultation.
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, each patient receives an individualized treatment plan. Your plan will be based on your goals, anatomy, skin quality, and your budget. During your consultation, we will provide you with a treatment plan that fits your goals and finances.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A MINI-FACELIFT?
Candidates for a Mini Facelift typically include men and women:
- Who have minimal signs of aging
- Are noticing volume loss in their mid-face
- Have a problem with slight sagging skin in the jawline
- Have moderate wrinkling
- Have good skin elasticity
A Mini Facelift is good for men and women who still have good skin suppleness and slightly sagging jowls. The procedure also targets the underlying muscular structures in your mid-face but does not extend to include the jawline.
Prospective patients must be a in good health and have realistic expectations about their treatment outcomes.
Before recommending a Mini Facelift, Dr. Chernoff works closely with each patient to ensure that their cosmetic goals are achieved in a subtle, natural-looking way throughout the course of treatment.
HOW IS A MINI-FACELIFT PERFORMED?
Dr. Chernoff will perform a mini facelift, also known as a Minimal-Access Cranial Suspension (MACS) Facelift.
Dr. Chernoff performs his Mini Facelift procedures in an outpatient surgical facility and patients are under light anesthesia. Small incisions are made along the ear, hidden inside the ear lobe so they are not visible. The face muscles are tightened and the excess skin is removed. Removing the skin helps smooth wrinkles, lines, and improves the jawline contour. Depending on your specific anatomy and treatment plan, Dr. Chernoff may combine procedures with the mini lift during your procedures. For example, if a patient has a fat pocket under the chin, Dr. Chernoff can use radio frequency assisted liposuction to remove the fat and tighten the skin. This procedure uses the innovative FaceTite system. Additionally, for patients with prominent glands and muscles that are interfering with a well contoured neck, Dr. Chernoff will use Ellevate, a suture suspension system that he uses to create defined jaw lines.
PREPARING FOR MINI FACELIFIT SURGERYPrior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.
AFTER MINI FACELIFT SURGICAL CARE
A Mini Facelift involve less extensive incisions as indicated by the name. Additionally, as the names indicate the recovery time is less than a traditional facelift.*
When you wake up from surgery, you will have a compression garment on your face and possibly your neck. This promotes optimal healing and recovery.
After your facial enhancement surgery, Dr. Chernoff and his dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your Mini Facelift. Following Dr. Chernoff’s post-surgery instructions is important as you will receive details on addressing swelling and bruising and managing any discomfort.
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery patients who travel to our Santa Rosa office for their Mini Facelift can choose to stay in our Guest House after their procedure. Our staff will advise you with the details.
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery patients who travel to our Santa Rosa, CA office for their Mini Facelift surgery can choose to stay in our Guest House after their procedure. Our staff will advise you with the details.
ARE THERE NON-SURGICAL OR MINIMALLY INVASIVE FACELIFT PROCEDURES?
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a variety of facial fillers that are used to non-surgically volumize your skin, reduce and soften wrinkles and folds. These advanced dermal fillers are appropriate for patients who are interested in temporarily improving their facial appearance. Learn about a Liquid Facelift.
A minimally invasive procedure called, Y Lift® Facelift is a sub-muscular filler placement technique. The placement accentuates the cheekbone region, revives the under-eye area, and defines the jawline and upper neck instantly without making the face look puffy or filled.*
Dr. Chernoff is excited to offer a new advanced, minimally invasive cosmetic facial procedure that sculpts and refines your jawline and neck. ELEVATE® is an innovative procedure that uses a suture suspension system to refine, restore and smooth contours while supporting the underlying neck tissue. Dr. Chernoff will often combine a Mini Facelift with the Ellevate procedure.
WHY DR. GREG CHERNOFF’S FACIAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR YOUR MINI-FACELIFT SURGERY?
When considering cosmetic surgery, finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your facial cosmetic surgeon. You only have one face and you want to be sure to select the “best” plastic surgeon for your procedure.
At Dr. Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that he has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
You can trust your Mini Facelift surgery to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. He is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.