Short-Scar (Mini) Facelift Surgery in Gainesville, FL

Dr. Poser, of Poser Plastic Surgery Center in Gainesville, FL, has more than 35 years of medical experience and has practiced cosmetic surgery for more than 30 years. If you are interested in a short-scar facelift, often called a mini facelift, call our offices in Gainesville and The Villages for a consultation.

Gainesville Short-Scar Facelift Procedures 

Facelifts are one of the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States, so it’s no surprise that the process has been fine-tuned over the years. Poser Plastic Surgery Center offers a Gainesville mini facelift for patients who wish to improve visible signs of aging in the mid-face area and who do not have an abundance of excess skin on the jawline or neck. As with many facial procedures, the short-scar facelift is often referred to by a number of names, including mini facelift, baby boomer facelift, and limited-incision lift.

No cosmetic procedure can stop the aging process, but a short-scar facelift can eliminate signs of aging on healthy patients, and the simple surgery can also be performed by Dr. Poser in conjunction with other Gainesville procedures.

Is A Mini Facelift Right For You?

The short-scar facelift is most popular with patients in their 40s, 50s and 60s, and with those who are interested in their second facelift surgery. The procedure smooths wrinkled or slightly loose skin for younger, healthier appearance.

One of the biggest advantages of a mini facelift is that it is performed by making a much smaller incision than is necessary with a traditional facelift. In many cases, incisions behind the ears are not required, and for many patients, the recovery time from a short-scar facelift is shorter than with a traditional facelift. The precise placement of incisions will depend on several factors that are unique to each patient. Dr. Poser will discuss these factors — such as the area you want to improve, your bone structure, where you may have slightly excessive skin, and other factors — during your consultation.

What Can I Expect From A Short-Scar Facelift?

Typically, patients are placed under local anesthesia for the procedure, and some may also be given a sedative so that they remain relaxed during the surgery. In these situations, patients remain awake but feel no pain. A general anesthesia may be used, and if so, patients will be asleep for the entirety of the facelift procedure.

During the facial cosmetic surgery, the facial tissue is separated from surrounding muscle and fat. At this time, excess fat may be trimmed away or even suctioned from the face, neck and chin to provide a sleek and beautiful contour. Dr. Poser will then tighten the facial muscles and the overlaying skin and remove any excess skin. The layers of tissue are then secured by stitches, and for some patients, metal clips are placed on the scalp.

Recovering From A Mini Facelift

As mentioned, the majority of patients experience a quickened recovery time when compared to those who have undergone a traditional facelift cosmetic procedure. Most patients are on their feet after 1-2 days, but it is recommended that patients do minimal activities for the first week. As each patient’s recovery time can vary, it is imperative that you consult Dr. Poser for specific recovery guidelines.

For the most part, patients should avoid any strenuous activity for at least two weeks, including rigorous exercise, cleaning, heavy lifting and similar activities. Stitches are usually removed after one week, and many patients can resume working anywhere from 10 days to 14 days after the mini facelift procedure.

Quality Facelifts & Cosmetic Surgey Procedures in North Central Florida

If you think a short-scar facelift is right for you, call Dr. Poser at the Poser Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation, and find out what it’s like to turn the clock back 10 years. If you’re dissatisfied with your neck, cheeks or wrinkled skin, a mini facelift in Gainesville, FL can be a simple solution. Call one of our convenient locations and get ready to improve your appearance!