Facial Plastic Surgery

Beverly Hills

What is a Mini Facelift? 

A mini facelift addresses mild to moderate signs of aging in the midface, jawline, and neck. This procedure involves the conservative removal of excess skin. It gently tightens the underlying facial muscles to achieve a rejuvenated and natural-looking outcome that harmonizes with an individual's features. In cases where additional cosmetic concerns such as fat volume loss are present, a mini facelift can be complemented with dermal filler treatments to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation. For individuals experiencing other aging-related issues such as a drooping brow, sagging eyelids, or wrinkling in the neck, Dr. Lee can perform a range of corrective surgeries, including a neck lift, brow lift, and eyelid surgery, to address these concerns and enhance overall facial appearance.

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What are the Benefits of a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is renowned for its ability to comprehensively address various age-related imperfections, making it a preferred choice for facial rejuvenation. This procedure effectively combats sagging in the midface, restores a firmer and more youthful jawline, reduces submental fat, corrects jowling, and diminishes lines, wrinkles, and folds. Furthermore, the tightening of underlying facial muscles provides a strong foundation for the skin's surface layers.

Emotionally, a mini facelift offers long-lasting changes that can lead to increased self-confidence and a positive self-image, contributing to a greater sense of security both socially and professionally.

Opting for a mini-facelift surgery in Beverly Hills may also prove to be a more cost-effective choice in the long term compared to undergoing numerous non-invasive treatments, as it delivers the significant and transformative results desired.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mini-Facelift?

We’ve loved helping our patients hit their aesthetic goals with this simple procedure. Typically, the best candidates are: 

  • Exhibiting mild to moderate signs of aging in the midface, jawline, and neck
  • Those experiencing early signs of jowling or mild sagging in the lower face
  • Individuals seeking to address the appearance of a "tired" or "worn-out" facial expression
  • Those with minimal excess skin or muscle laxity in the midface and jawline
  • Individuals looking for a subtle yet noticeable improvement in facial contours and definition
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I came in with personal hesitation and yet I have absolutely nothing but great things to say. Flawless experience, extremely kind and professional staff. Dr. Lee has a gentle touch and her knowledge and positive approach made it worthwhile. Happy and satisfied and already recommended my family and friends. Thank you to the entire team!


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What is the Procedure Like?

During your mini facelift in Beverly Hills, the procedure typically begins with administering local anesthesia and, in some cases, light sedation to ensure the patient's comfort throughout the process. Dr. Lee then makes discreetly placed incisions, often around the ears and sometimes extending into the hairline, to minimize visible scarring. Through these incisions, she carefully lifts and repositions the underlying facial tissues, tightening the muscles to restore a youthful contour to the face.

Excess skin is meticulously removed to avoid any unnatural or overly taut appearance, and the remaining skin is gently redraped over the newly rejuvenated facial structure. This approach aims to create a harmonious and natural-looking outcome that enhances the patient's features without appearing overly "done."

Your Private Consultation

During your private consultation with Dr. Lee, she will conduct a physical examination and thoroughly review your medical history. Dr. Lee will assess your skin quality and degree of laxity and then discuss your specific goals and desires. Additionally, she will present before and after photographs relevant to the mini facelift procedure and thoroughly explain the associated risks, benefits, recovery process, and expected results. Then, Dr. Lee will devise a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

What is the Recovery Period Like? 

Recovery after a mini facelift procedure typically involves a relatively short downtime, with most patients returning to their regular activities within one to three weeks. While individual recovery experiences may vary, following post-operative care instructions provided by Dr. Lee can contribute to a smoother and more comfortable recovery process.

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Why Choose Dr. Kimberly Lee for my Mini-Facelift? 

Dr. Lee is a nationally and internationally recognized plastic surgeon known for her expertise, attention to detail, caring nature, and skillful artistry. She is dedicated to minimizing scarring and maximizing the procedure's benefits, utilizing advanced surgical techniques to ensure outstanding results. With a background in medicine from Stanford University and Board-Certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Lee is highly trusted and recommended in plastic surgery. 

Moreover, she brings a sense of compassion and understanding to every patient. To learn more about how a mini-facelift procedure in Beverly Hills can revitalize your confidence and sense of self, schedule a consultation for a mini-facelift in Los Angeles with Dr. Lee today.

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