Mini face lift : no age limit!
The mini facelift is aimed at all people who want a slight improvement of their face whatever their age. A micro-facelift at 30, a mini-facelift at 40, a mini-facelift at 50 or 60 or a half-facelift at 70 will correct only what bothers you: the eyes, the cheeks, the oval, the neck, without modifying your expressions, without freezing or swelling, and above all without long social or professional eviction. With today’s techniques, a few hours in an outpatient clinic are enough to obtain the natural and lasting result you want.
What is the mini face lift ?
A mini face lift is a natural, quick and harmonious correction of your face. In just a few hours at the clinic and in a few days, you can be rid of the stigma of time and regain a refreshed, radiant face.
The main thing is to do only what you want :
I have patients who say to me in consultation : The surgeon I saw before told me that he was going to treat the wrinkles around my eyes, fill in the wrinkles on my lips, treat the dark circles and the bags under my eyes, but I don’t want to, I just want to have a glow, I asked him for a mini facelift, I don’t want anything else
These patients are right :
A surgeon specialising in cosmetic surgery must be familiar with all the techniques used to improve a face or correct defects, the after-effects of an accident or illness. But he must not lay down his own rules. He must put his knowledge at the service of the patient and respect his request.
A patient who asks for a mini face lift does not want to change, he just wants to tighten the lower part of the face which is sagging, for example, to regain the oval of the face, to firm up the neck, or to slightly tighten the cheekbone area which weighs down his eyes. He does not especially want to remove the small wrinkles around his eyes that give him his expression, or to plump up his lips.
So the complete examination of your face that I carry out in my office during my consultations allows me to highlight all these small signs of ageing, but often it is these small signs that make up the charm of your personality and that you want to preserve.
Mini face lift : reimbursement and coverage
There is no possibility of coverage or reimbursement by Social Security as this is a cosmetic procedure. A personalized estimate is given at the end of the consultation. If you send an email, a price range can be given to you after studying your photographs and your written request.
The mini face lift : the technique in practice !
You come to the practice and tell me exactly what you want. Often the gesture that comes up is this: you put two fingers on each side of your face, under your ears, and you say: « I just want this ». Or behind your ears, to tighten your neck a bit. I take a picture of you and we study together what can be done. A micro-lift, mini-lift or half-lift can be performed in all these cases. If necessary, we can do a computer simulation so that you can see the result.
If you cannot come to the consultation, if you live far away or abroad, you can send photographs and your exact request by e-mail and I will answer you.
The mini facelift operation consists of a tightening of the skin and muscles in front of the area you want to correct, with well-concealed scars.
Post-operative follow-up: how long does the haematoma in the face last after the half face lift ?
- As for the after-effects, haematomas or bruises following a mini face lift are extremely rare. You will have a slight oedema (swelling) and perhaps a few small bruises that will last a few days.
- The resumption of social or professional life is done in a few days.
There is little or no pain, perhaps some discomfort that you can easily suppress with painkillers, such as paracetamol.
- There are no sutures to remove, all the sutures are done internally.
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Are micro-facelift and aesthetic medicine compatible ?
For those who wish, the result of a mini facelift can be complemented by other anti-ageing rejuvenation techniques to improve the quality of the skin or certain wrinkles. Once your mini facelift has been performed, which will have corrected your oval or your neck, if you wish to have a more radiant, less dull, firmer, spotless skin, you can benefit from the devices that I have at the office such as radiofrequency, pulsed light or LED.
Different kinds of peelings, injections of hyaluronic acid, botulinum toxin, skin boosters, vitamins, mesotherapy or others, will also be able to correct certain wrinkles that are more unsightly than others, such as the bitterness wrinkle that starts from the corners of the mouth and goes down.
Unlike other surgeons, I do not like to perform these treatments in the operating room at the same time as the mini face lift. For 3 reasons: firstly, you are lying on the operating table, so it is more difficult to appreciate the quantity of product that needs to be applied.
On the other hand, I prefer to wait a few days when you come back to the practice after the operation, because often the operation was enough to improve what was bothering you. Finally, the third reason is that I prefer to inject the products in a sitting or semi-sitting position, at your request, taking into account your expressions and your wishes.
Mini face lift and other cosmetic surgery procedures
If you wish to combine other simple procedures with a mini face lift, this is not a problem because most of the procedures are also performed on an outpatient basis and you can leave the same day as the operation.
For example, an eyelid lift or an eyebrow lift can be combined with a micro face lift or a mini face lift. We can remove the bags of the lower eyelids that give a tired look. We can also refine the tip of the nose or even raise it, to do a sort of « nose lift », because often, with age, the tip of the nose falls. And above all, one can combine the mini face lift with liposuction of the jowls or the chin, when the chin and the neck are a little pockmarked. On the other hand, it is possible to use your own fat, a lipofilling technique with small cannulas, to fill in areas that are becoming deeper, such as the dark circles under the eyes. All this without changing your face or your expressions.