What to Expect
A Full Facelift vs. a Mini Facelift:
While a full facelift is aimed at tightening sagging muscles under the skin and thus
minimizing jowls and neck laxity, a mini facelift targets specific areas on the face around
the cheek and jaw in patients without much neck laxity. A mini facelift is generally used
for patients that show early signs of aging or those who have had a full facelift earlier
and is less invasive than a traditional facelift. In a full facelift, sagging muscles are
tightened but in a minilift, only skin is tightened. Both are done in the Orange County
Surgery Center under a light general or under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation.
The effects of a mini facelift last up to 5 years depending on the lifestyle and aging of
the patient, while the general facelift effects are much longer.
During a Traditional Facelift Procedure:
The Natural A to V Facelift is performed at the accredited Orange County Surgery Center
under a light general or under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. With
carefully-placed incisions behind the ear and around the hairline, the underlying muscles
are tightened to create long-term results. Frequently, microfat grafts are used to add lost
volume to a face. The skin is repositioned and re-draped tighter for a smooth, natural
appearance. Facelift surgery typically takes around 3 hours to complete, more if eyelids or
a brow lift are also performed.