A mini facelift is a minor surgical procedure that is designed to make you look younger and slimmer by removing or reducing the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and heavy jowls. It differs from the traditional facelift as it is less invasive, uses shorter incisions, and focuses mostly on the lower part of the face.

Unlike other facial rejuvenation procedures, a mini facelift offers shorter surgery and recovery time and produces less dramatic, natural-looking results. The changes are designed to be conservative yet noticeable, which is why it is recommended for those with mild to moderate skin aging concerns, or for those who desire subtle results.

Reasons To Undergo This Procedure

A mini facelift is the ideal procedure for patients who desire a refreshed appearance without undergoing extensive surgery. It helps address signs of premature aging, as well as loose or sagging skin issues caused by rapid weight loss. It also improves the natural contours of the face by restoring definition to the chin and jawline.

This procedure addresses the following:

  1. Sagging or drooping cheeks
  2. Heavy jowling
  3. Deep folds in the corners of the mouth
  4. Double chin

What Are The Benefits?

As a highly skilled, double-board certified plastic surgeonDr. Jacob Sedgh will give you results that are artfully tailored to meet your needs. He performs every surgical procedure with artistry and precision, under the strictest safety protocols, to create long-lasting, natural-looking results. Rather than looking unnatural or overdone, your mini facelift will simply enhance your beauty without changing it dramatically.

Aside from eliminating signs of aging in the lower face and upper neck area, other benefits of a mini facelift include:

  1. More defined jawline and cheekbones
  2. Firmer skin on the face and neck
  3. More attractive profile
  4. Increased self-confidence
  5. Younger, more vibrant appearance

The consultation is crucial to ensure that you and your surgeon are on the same page regarding your desired outcome and how you want to achieve it. During this meeting, Dr. Sedgh will patiently listen to your goals, accommodate all of your questions, and walk you through the whole process so that you can fully understand what the procedure will entail.

Here is a rundown of what you can expect during this stage:

  1. A thorough inquiry to find out your specific objectives
  2. A brief interview about your medical history and all relevant aspects of your lifestyle
  3. Physical assessment of the face, skin type, bone structure, and more
  4. Discussion of problem areas that need to be addressed

Patients located outside of Los Angeles can also schedule consultations via video conferencing if they are unable to travel to Dr. Sedgh’s clinic for a face-to-face consultation.

Should you decide to push through with the procedure, the doctor’s team can help make the necessary travel arrangements for you.

Mini Facelift Procedure

The mini-facelift procedure, which is also known as an S-lift or a short incision facelift, is typically performed under local anesthesia, but this can vary depending on your health conditions and Dr. Sedgh’s recommendations.

The procedure will start with the creation of small incisions, which Dr. Sedgh will carefully place along the hairline above each ear, in the creases surrounding the patient’s ear, or both, depending on the target area. The facial tissues underneath will then be altered or manipulated to create a tighter and firmer appearance.

Once the adjustments satisfy the desired outcome, he will then restore the skin and close the incisions.

A mini facelift typically lasts about 1 to 2 hours, as each step is meticulously and thoughtfully performed by Dr. Sedgh to achieve the most natural-looking results with little to no visible scarring once the incisions heal.


A mini facelift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. As best practice, Dr. Sedgh will require patients to arrange for someone to take care of them for the next 48 hours post-surgery. For non-local patients, the doctor’s team can provide you with a medically-trained nurse or caregiver.

Unlike other facelift procedures, the mini facelift has a faster recovery period of 7 to 14 days. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and mild pain or discomfort during the initial post-surgery period, but these can be minimized or managed through medication and proper adherence of aftercare instructions.

If there are no special circumstances, patients may resume their day-to-day activities a week after surgery.

Dr. Sedgh personally follows the postoperative progress of his patients through multiple follow-up appointments over the next few weeks to months (starting on day one after the surgery) to examine how well they are healing. He strongly believes in the importance of proper postoperative care in achieving the desired results, and his patients find this individualized care, attention, and accessibility comforting as they go through the recovery process.

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