A mini facelift is a smaller version of a traditional facelift. It corrects less of the face and involves smaller incisions. Thus, it tends to have a fairly specific candidate pool. The majority of facelift patients will undergo a full facelift. So, who is the ideal candidate for a mini facelift?
Usually, mini facelift candidates tend to be younger than those undergoing a traditional facelift. A mini facelift patient averages between 45 and 50. The amount of sagging seen at these ages is noticeable, but not severe enough to warrant a full facelift surgery. If a patient is concerned with the appearance of their lower face and non-surgical procedures can no longer provide adequate correction, a mini facelift is likely a good fit.
It is important to note that a mini facelift generally does not last as long other facelift surgeries. While it can last up to around ten years, this places the average patient within the range for a regular facelift. Thus, if a patient is comfortable likely needing another surgery in the future, then they are probably a good mini facelift candidate.