Question: My husband told me that his friend’s wife recently had a mini facelift. I’ve never heard of that one before and I’m just wondering how it compares to a regular facelift.
Answer: The mini facelift is usually a procedure where scars are made around the ear and in front of the ear or maybe in front of or the behind the ear. This can provide some lift to the tissues. The advantage of this procedure is that it is shorter, more cost effective, the recovery time is quicker, and the patient has less bruising and can return to their activities more quickly. However, it is very important to consider that the result may not be as long lasting as a full facelift and the end result may not be as comprehensive.