The Benefits of a Limited-Incision Facelift

Published on December 23, 2016

A limited-incision facelift, also sometimes called a weekend lift or a mini-lift, is a popular variation of a traditional facelift. As the name suggests, it’s a less-invasive version of the facelift and offers versatility and beautiful results.

The limited-incision facelift is helpful in lifting and tightening facial structures through small incisions. A great advantage of the limited-incision facelift procedure is that it involves minimal recovery time. Patients can typically resume their daily activities within a few days after the surgery.

Here are some of the major benefits of a limited-incision facelift surgery:

Less Invasive

In the limited-incision facelift, your surgeon will make a small incision in the area around the hairline and the ear. Incisions below the upper lip or in the lower eyelids may also be necessary. The little bruising and swelling resulting from this surgery is typically restricted to the lateral neck and the area surrounding your ears.

Therefore, patients who have long or medium-length hair can cover their sutures, bruising, and swelling almost completely after the procedure. The incisions made during the surgery will be naturally concealed and blend into the hairline and natural facial contours.

Restores the Youthfulness of Your Facial Features

A limited-incision facelift is the preferred choice of facelift among numerous patients, as it helps in addressing the wrinkles and fine lines that appear around the eyes and mouth due to aging.

One great advantage of a limited-incision facelift is that your surgeon may be able to customize the procedure in order to give your face a more refreshed and youthful appearance while accentuating your natural beauty. Additionally, at the end of a limited-incision facelift, many patients experience a major boost in confidence.

No Need for General Anesthesia

The execution of the limited-incision facelift usually requires local anesthesia only. This means that you stay conscious throughout the surgery and do not feel any pain. This is a huge advantage of the limited-incision facelift procedure, since you do not experience any grogginess or disorientation after the surgery and avoid all risks associated with general anesthesia.

It is possible to complete the limited-incision facelift procedure within a few hours, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the weekend lift.

Candidates for a Limited-Incision Facelift

A limited-incision facelift is usually performed on younger or middle-aged patients seeking to get some facial rejuvenation. These individuals may not want the dramatic results offered by a traditional full facelift and aren’t comfortable with the higher costs and extensive recovery involved in the procedure.

Plastic surgeons suggest that the limited-incision facelift procedure is ideal for those who wish to address wrinkles and other noticeable signs of aging but don’t have any visible neck banding. It is an excellent procedure for patients who wish they could do something about the nasolabial folds, those deep grooves stretching down from the sides of the nose to the sides of the mouth.

Contact Our Office

Dr. Lawrence Glassman is a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing facelift procedures. To enjoy the benefits of one of these procedures for yourself, contact our office today and schedule an appointment for an informative consultation with Dr. Glassman.

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