A facelift comes top of mind when thinking about facial rejuvenation. If aging and skin laxness have more recently started to detract from your overall appearance, you may be a candidate for microlift (aka mini facelift).
A micolift achieves the same result as a facelift with less trauma to the delicate facial tissues, less bruising, and minimal time away from normal activities.
Dr. Richard Gangnes and Dr. Bryan Brandon, board certified plastic surgeons specializing exclusively in facial plastic surgery at Facial Aesthetic Concepts, share the following reasons their patients choose microlift to refresh their face.
A microlift lifts and tightens your appearance without tightening the skin itself. The procedure tightens the underlying fibromuscular layer of the face, resulting in a very natural appearance and minimal skin elevation to minimize bruising and postop recovery.
Shorter Recovery Time & Minimal Scarring
Microlift is a less invasive procedure than traditional facelift, requiring fewer and smaller incisions. Our surgeons are meticulous with incision placement so they are camouflaged to the point a hairstylist would have trouble finding them. The procedure also involves minimal skin elevation to minimize bruising and postop recovery. You should be able to return to work significantly sooner, which may be an important factor if you have limited vacation time available.
Jowls and Lower Face Are Your Primary Focus
Microlift addresses the lower region of your face and improves the appearance of your jawline, cheeks, chine, and neck. With age, skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. Sagging skin can then cause jowls to form, which rounds the bottom of the face and covers the sharpness of the jawline. By moving and removing some of the underlying tissue and musculature, your surgeon can create a lifting effect without needing to pull the skin tightly.
Microlifts address the following signs of aging:
- Sagging or loose skin
- Volume loss
- Jowls around cheeks or jawline
- Appearnce of a “turkey neck”
Discuss Microlift with a Top Plastic Surgeon
Facial Aesthetic Concepts is the most trusted practice for microlift and facelift procedures in the Aliso Viejo area. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gangnes or Dr. Brandon to learn more about facial rejuvenation options, particularly those that minimize the jowls, please call (949) 313-2600.