Mini Face Lift Surgery - Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas
This is a popular procedure that is primarily used with patients who want to refresh their appearance, but do not need a complete facelift. It’s designed to improve the jawline, sharpen the neckline and refresh the overall appearance of the face — making patients look more rested and energetic. Dr. Moradzadeh can deliver facial enhancements that look completely natural and bring out patients’ natural beauty.
Understanding the Procedure
The mini facelift is known by many different names, all of these refer to a variation on facelift surgery that is less invasive than the traditional facelift. When performing a mini facelift, Dr. Moradzadeh uses shorter incisions that aid in quicker healing and result in less swelling and bruising and result in a faster recovery than the traditional facelift. The shorter incisions are also more easily hidden, and even allow patients to wear pulled-back hairstyles that expose the back of the ears.
Shorter incisions are possible because the manipulations performed during a mini facelift are less extensive than those performed during the traditional facelift. The facial skin is pulled just slightly, and skin excision can be relatively minor — resulting in a totally natural-looking appearance without the “pulled face” look.
What to Expect Afterwards
Depending on the surgical approach used and other plastic surgery procedures performed in conjunction with it, the mini facelift procedure can be performed in just a few hours. Dr. Moradzadeh uses local anesthesia with variable degrees of sedation for most mini facelift procedures. Patients are awake but do not experience any sensation during the procedure. Most mini facelift patients can return to light activities and work within one week, and strenuous activities and exercise can be restarted in two weeks. During the recovery time, most patients do not experience significant pain or major discomfort, and unpleasant sensations can be managed with appropriate pain medications.
Is a Mini Facelift Right For You?
Typically, mini facelifts are performed on men and women in their 40s and 50s — individuals who desire a slight rejuvenating effect, not a dramatic makeover. They might have some jowls, minor skin laxity along the jaw line, and/or wrinkles in the lower face. All of these aesthetic concerns can be addressed by the mini facelift procedure. However, a mini facelift is not beneficial for patients with a large amount of excess, droopy skin. For these individuals, the SMAS or deep plane facelift is a better option.
The experience I had with Dr. Moradzadeh as my surgeon was phenomenal. His unmatched craft coupled with his amazing bedside manner made for a very pleasant experience. Dr. Moradzadeh has gone above and beyond to achieve the absolute best and natural results possible.
One year ago, Dr. Moradzadeh performed a septoplasty/rhinoplasty on me. I was an athlete all through school and broke my nose multiple times while playing softball. After college, I wanted to pursue my modeling career but missed a lot of opportunities because of the external deformity of my nose. I saw a few local Facial Plastic Surgeons but after meeting with them, I never felt comfortable enough to commit. -Marry
For many years, I suffered from severe breathing problems through my nose. I had been delaying any medical procedures to fix the problem because I was uncomfortable with the process, especially the packing typically inserted into the nasal passages and the difficult recovery period. I went to see Dr. Moradzadeh for any alternative solutions. He described a quick, special surgical process that he can perform which alleviates the problem, improves nasal breathing and has no negative side effects. I willingly agreed since my discomfort was only getting worse. After the brief surgery, I immediately noticed the improvement. I haven’t been able to breathe this freely in years...-R.D.
He is amazing! Already recommended to family and My father is going in on Monday. An excellent doctor and so glad I was referred to him. :) His office staff is also on point and very friendly. What an awesome experience.-Diana
Very professional and skilled at administering botox. I highly recommend!
It was interesting to feel my forehead muscles trying to relax, but I took it easy the day I had my face done and although he said that the results show 7 to 10 days after... I noticed my expression lines chilling out 48 hours later. It is nice to have had a good experience and I am pleased thus far with the service.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the office is welcoming and they were even able to get me in sooner, as I was early. Parking is a little tricky, so I took valet across the street and it was about $10 (tip included). The doctor was friendly and gentle, getting the areas that I wanted to target....-Anonymous
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