Mini Facelift

“What Is the Mini Facelift (Minimum Incision Lift)?”

A Mini Facelift aka Mini Lift is a surgical procedure that is suitable for people in their late 30’s to late 40’s who want to restore sagging skin in the mid to lower part of their face. A mini facelift does a number of things: it tightens jowls, lifts and defines cheeks, and reduces nasolabial folds.

Why Is the Mini Facelift A Great Choice?

01) MINIMAL SCARRING The conventional facelift leaves large scars on the front side of the ears, but VIP’s mini facelift is almost invisible. The incision is short compared to a traditional facelift and they are invisible because they follow the natural contour of the face and the hairline. During this surgery, the doctor will place the incisions from the inside of your hairline to the inner earlobe. The doctor will pull your tissues upward and outward towards the direction of the ears.

02) MINIMAL DOWNTIME Recovery for the mini-lift WILL be about 1-2 weeks, patients can usually return to their normal routine in a few days. During the first several months of the recovery (at least 6 months), the redness and unevenness may remain. However, this will be almost invisible in 6 months to 12 months.

03) MINIMAL RISKS Since a surgeon gains limited access to the facial nerves, there is less potential for major risks or for something going wrong.

04) MINIMAL SIDE EFFECTS Blood clotting, swelling, and bruising are all side effects that you should expect to see. However, it is temporary

05) MINIMAL SURGERY TIME A traditional facelift can take up to 4 hours, however, a mini facelift can lasts about 2 hours.

06) OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE Unlike a traditional facelift where a patient is required to stay for at least a couple of days, the mini-lift is an outpatient procedure. You can go home the same day of your surgery.

07 ) NATURAL RESULTS Although the results of a mini lift last approximately 5 to 10 years, the results are extremely natural.

Ideal Candidates For The Mini Facelift

01   People who are healthy and between late 30’s and late 40’s

02   People who have sagging jowls

03   People who are not satisfied with a threadlift

04   People who want to restore the youthfulness of their face but don’t want to undergo a traditional facelift

05   People who want a shorter recovery time

Related Surgeries

In order to amplify the results of the minimum incision lift, we may combine it with other procedures such as brow lift, blepharoplasty or a forehead endoscopic lift.
We are proud to say that VIP International Plastic Surgery has over 24 years of experiences in the field of facelift and other surgeries. Our patients recognize the highest quality surgery and services; we have been performing our signature surgeries such as anti-aging and rhinoplasty nearly daily and successfully increasing the recognition in the worldwide.

Operation Information

  • Surgery Time :    1-2 Hours
  • Anesthesia Type :    IV sedation or General Anesthesia
  • Hospitalization :    Outpatient
  • Stitch Removal :    4-7 Days
  • Recovery Time :    1 Weeks


Affected Areas: Since the minimum incision does not allow a full control to the surgeon, partial cheek, partial mid-face, and partial jawline are affected.

mini facelift surgery method

STEP  01
Make a minimum incision starting from the hairline, inner ears, earlobes, to back of the ear.
mini facelift surgery method

STEP  02
Using the minimum incision line, delaminate the SMAS layer under the subcutaneous tissues and pull the skin layer and SMAS layer together.
mini facelift surgery method

STEP  03
Consider the patient’s wrinkle lines and complexity of the aging process and excise the excess skin and fat tissues. Tightly fix the skin and suture them together.

How to Maintain The Results of Your Mini Facelift?

To maintain the results of your minimal incisional lift, we may recommend additional Volume Fat Grafting. By doing this, the result of your minimal incision lift will last longer. In addition, non invasive treatments such as laser, specific skin treatments and dermal injections are also recommended

Contact Us

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