As we age, the skin in our face and neck areas show signs of our years. Age, gravity, sun exposure, and stress are factors that can often accelerate the aging process. Wrinkles and sagging skin in the lower face and jowls can begin to appear around the age of 40 and increase throughout a person’s 50s and 60s.
A facelift can improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
- Sagging in the midface
- Loose skin of the neck
- Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
- Fat that has fallen, displaced, or has shrunken or “atrophied”
- Loss of muscle tone in the lower face, which may create jowls
If you are bothered by signs of aging in your face, facelift surgery may be right for you. A Monarch Mini Facelift is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to counter the effects of the aging process. It is an in-office procedure typically done under local anesthesia with some light oral sedation.
The Monarch Mini Facelift:
- Removes wrinkles, reduces or eliminates jowls, and tightens sagging skin from the face and neck
- Is performed under local anesthesia with oral pain medication
- Has well-hidden incisions in the natural creases around the ear and hairline
- May include liposuction of the neck
- Is associated with minimal downtime
- Is extremely affordable
How does a Monarch Mini Facelift work?
After administering oral pain medication and local anesthesia, your surgeon will work through small incisions to separate skin from tissue. Excess fat is removed, and facial muscles are tightened using sutures and restored to youthful positions. All skin is smoothed before any excess is trimmed away.
Every individual is unique and the procedure time can vary, but the Monarch Mini Facelift takes roughly three hours to complete. Monarch Plastic Surgery physicians use the mini facelift technique that involves shorter incisions and final scarring, and eliminates the need for general anesthesia. The mini facelift is very effective at redraping the skin of the face and producing a sharper jawline, with significant improvement in jowling and tightening of the loose neck skin.
The benefits of a mini facelift
The Monarch Mini Facelift removes wrinkles, reduces or eliminates jowls, and tightens sagging skin from the face and neck. Incisions are well hidden in the natural creases around the ear and hairline.
As a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, the Monarch Mini Facelift offers a very quick recovery. Relatively limited bruising and swelling may occur compared to a full facelift. Sutures are removed in the second week and you will begin scar care and massage treatment. Makeup may be applied once the sutures are removed. Since this procedure is performed without general anesthesia, you are able to walk out after the procedure and return to work within three to seven days.
The Monarch Mini Facelift will give you a tighter, more contoured face with less skin excess and wrinkles, and improve the positioning of the tissues in your jaw line (jowls). Stop worrying about wrinkles and start feeling confident in your own skin. Call for a consultation today at Monarch Plastic Surgery.
Mini Facelift before & after gallery
View before & after Monarch Mini Facelift photos of our previous patients.