Brandow Clinic Plastic Surgery

Short Scar Facelift In Philadelphia

Short scar facelift surgery is performed at the Brandow Clinic in the Philadelphia area. Sometimes referred to as a mini facelift or SMAS facelift, a short scar facelift can reduce the signs of aging around the midface to restore youthfulness to your facial profile.

The mini facelift is a less invasive alternative to traditional facelift surgery that can achieve long-lasting enhancements to facial definition. The short scar facelift is typically performed on patients who are just beginning to notice the visible effects of facial aging, such as wrinkles, sagging jowls, nasolabial folds, skin laxity and a loss of jawline definition. By opting for a mini facelift, patients can restore and maintain a more youthful-looking expression for years to come. Dr. Brandow is an accomplished facial surgeon with decades of experience performing short scar facelift surgery in the Philadelphia area.

Who Is a Candidate for Short Scar Facelift Surgery in Philadelphia?

  • If you are starting to exhibit the early signs of facial aging.
  • If you want to reduce the prominence of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
  • If you have jowls and sagging around the midface and cheeks.
  • If you want to improve facial contours and jawline definition.
  • If you are looking for a longer-lasting alternative to cosmetic fillers.

Intended Mini Facelift Result

Short scar facelift surgery can smooth facial creases and wrinkles, as well as lift and tighten sagging skin. Additionally, the short scar facelift can improve cheek definition and jawline contours. Mini facelift surgery can achieve results that last years. Many patients opt for the short scar facelift to avoid the puffy, overdone look that is common with excessive cosmetic fillers.

Short Scar Facelift Procedure Description

The short scar facelift is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The short scar facelift targets the SMAS (known as the superficial muscular aponeurotic system). The SMAS refers to the layer of tissues deep beneath the skin. During mini facelift surgery, loose skin is lifted and repositioned and underlying tissues are tightened. Any excess skin is removed.

Recuperation and Healing from Mini Facelift Surgery in Philadelphia

Following short scar facelift surgery, you will return home with your head wrapped in dressings and drainage tubes to aid in healing. These tubes are typically removed after a day. Once your dressings are removed, they are replaced with an elastic dressing that is worn for a few days. Sutures are typically removed within 7-10 days. Bruising and swelling should subside within 2-3 weeks. Any discomfort you may feel can be minimized with oral medication.

Mini facelift scars are shorter and less visible than those of a traditional facelift. The procedure itself is also less intrusive than a full facelift, resulting in less healing time and recovery for short scar facelift patients.

Other Options to Enhance Short Scar Facelift Surgery in Philadelphia

There are numerous facial rejuvenation procedures available to complement the results of your short scar facelift. Neck lift surgery, neck liposuction, eyelid surgery, brow lift surgery, chin augmentation, facial fat transfer and lip lift surgery are some procedures that can be combined with a short scar facelift to achieve comprehensive improvements to your facial profile and restore a youthful-looking expression.

Insurance Guidelines for Mini Facelift Surgery in Philadelphia

Short scar facelift surgery is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.

Notes on Getting a Short Scar Facelift in Philadelphia

The exact risks and suitability of mini facelift surgery for a given individual can only be determined at the time of consultation. Every surgical procedure carries a degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the overall outcome of the procedure sometimes occur. Major complications are considered unusual.