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Mini Facelift Melbourne

What is a mini facelift?

A mini facelift is a less invasive facial plastic surgery. It is most ideal for patients with less prominent signs of ageing. This treatment is a variation of the traditional facelift procedure that rejuvenates the appearance and texture of the skin on your face.

Mini facelift treatments offer to reduce skin laxity, marionette lines and nasolabial folds. In essence, it aims to create a “lifting” effect on the facial structures. This type of facelift entails time and cost-efficiency, shorter and more comfortable healing time and longer-lasting results.

This facial rejuvenation procedure involves skin tightening and enhancing to ensure natural-looking results. Contact or visit SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors to learn more about facelift treatment in Melbourne and to know if this can be a perfect option for your facial rejuvenation technique.

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Traditional facelift or rhytidectomy remains the gold standard for creating a revitalized and “lifted” appearance on the face. A mini facelift, on the other hand, is a variant of a traditional facelift that primarily deals with sagging skin on the face, especially the cheek area.

A mini facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift as it uses small incisions. Thus, imploring a shorter recovery period than traditional facelifts.

A traditional rhytidectomy also encompasses the entire face including the neck, while a mini-facelift primarily deals with the lower face structures.

How is this facial surgery different from a traditional facelift?

Mini facelifts aim to rejuvenate the facial structures of patients. If you are experiencing mild to moderate signs of ageing in the lower face, mini facelift surgery can help ease these facial skin woes.

This surgical face lift removes excess skin that otherwise gives you a more mature look. It will also help restore the vibrant and youthful glow on your face.

If you are experiencing less prominent signs of ageing or you feel like your face is ageing prematurely, a mini facelift may be a good option for you. Aside from facial rejuvenation, getting a mini facelift can also help boost your once lost self-confidence.

Here are some pointers to know if you can be a good candidate for a mini facelift:

  • The skin on your cheeks are beginning to sag;
  • Jowls are starting to manifest;
  • Double chin is also slowly developing;
  • Nasolabial folds are becoming more pronounced;
  • Marionette lines are forming deeper; and
  • Early signs of facial ageing are creeping up.

Before you could undergo a mini facelift, your overall health should be in top condition. You are not a smoker or willing to stop smoking. You should also avoid alcohol drinking a couple of weeks before your scheduled surgery. Lastly, patients should also possess good skin elasticity.

Am I a good candidate for this surgery?

SMAS stands for Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System. This is the area covering the platysma, the galea aponeurotic, the temporoparietal fascia and the galea. These are the series of facial musculature that are typically involved in most face lift procedures.

SMAS facelift is a surgical procedure that works to elevate the underlying musculature layers as well as the superficial layer of the face. Essentially, SMAS facelift is a type of full facelift surgery that is both complex and intricate. It does not just aim to lift facial structures but also rejuvenate and tighten the skin.

What is a SMAS facelift?

Generally, a mini facelift offers facial rejuvenation which includes a natural and youthful appearance and smooth, soft, hydrated skin.

Here are some of the benefits that a patient can enjoy with this facial surgery:

  • Cost and time-efficiency;
  • Safe and effective;
  • Can also lift the SMAS layers;
  • Entails smaller incisions, hence, imploring virtually scar-free treatment;
  • Minimal swelling and bruising;
  • Offers long-lasting and more permanent results;
  • General anaesthesia is not necessary;
  • Reduces skin laxity; and
  • Restores a youthful and fresher appearance.

Photos: What are the benefits of a mini face lift?

A mini facelift procedure is a cosmetic surgery tailored to reduce sagging skin on the face and in certain cases even on the neck. Thus, the procedure starts with local anaesthesia.

When the treatment site is ready, incisions are made strategically behind the ear. Afterwhich, excision of excess skin is then performed. The amount of skin to be removed varies in every patient.

If there is excess fat in the treatment areas, your specialist plastic surgeon may also employ liposuction to extract unwanted fat cells. After excision and liposuction, the tissue layers are tucked using soluble sutures. Stitches are made along the incision site made behind the ear.

The treatment site is then bandaged to foster better blood flow and oxygen circulation. After the treatment, your plastic surgeon may ask you to stay for a while to ensure that you do not feel any pain and discomfort following the procedure.

What happens during a face lift procedure?

Immediately after the procedure, a patient may experience mild to moderate swelling and bruising. In some cases, a patient may also feel slight redness, pain and discomfort in the treatment areas. However, these downtimes typically subside within the next 24 hours following the surgery.

As you recover, you will notice how the results of the surgery gradually settle down. You will notice a dramatic improvement in the appearance, tone and texture of your facial structures. including your neck.

Generally, a patient should expect that the goals he or she discussed with the plastic surgeon are achieved. Patients should expect the rewards of choosing the right plastic surgeon in Melbourne while experiencing the wonders of a mini facelift.

What can I expect after mini face lift surgery?

On average, the cost of a mini facelift is between $6,500 to $12,000.

The price, however, varies for each patient. It typically depends on the severity of the condition and the procedures involved in the procedure. The cost also includes the plastic surgeon’s fee and the auxiliary fee for the use of the facilities and other devices in the clinic.

Patients may call or visit their trusted cosmetic clinic in Melbourne for a consultation and get a quote for the cost of a mini facelift or SMAS facelift.

During your initial consultation, your surgeon will gather all the information that can help him or her in creating a treatment plan as well as a diagnosis. At this time, the condition of the facial structures of the patient is thoroughly evaluated.

Your surgeon will also determine whether or not a mini facelift is the most ideal procedure for you. In case SMAS facelift or a traditional rhytidectomy is a better option, he or she will help you understand why this is so.

If your mini facelift is best paired with other enhancement procedures, your surgeon will also discuss it with you in detail. During this time, you may ask questions to ensure that everything is clear and that you understand what you will be going through.

This surgery can be performed as a day procedure. After your surgery, your specialist plastic surgeon may send you home. In which case, you can recovery can be done in the comfort of your home.

Generally, it takes about 3 to 5 days of healing time before a patient can return to work or his or her regular activities. However, full or complete recovery may be between 2 to 8 weeks. Recovery time varies for every patient because each patient is unique. He or she has a different healing process and coping mechanism.

How long is the recovery time for mini face lift surgery?

Whether you opt for a mini facelift or a SMAS facelift, this cosmetic surgery carries with it risks and complications that may arise during the recovery phase of a patient. In most cases, risks and complications arise because patients are reluctant to the aftercare guidelines provided by the surgeon.

In general, a surgical procedure is safe and effective because surgeons underwent years of extensive studies and training in the field of plastic surgery. Thus, patients are advised to strictly and diligently follow the recovery instructions of their specialist plastic surgeon.

Here are some of the possible risks and complications that may occur after a mini or SMAS facelift:

  • Severe swelling and bruising;
  • Bleeding at the incision sites;
  • Irritation and infection;
  • Seroma or fluid and blood build-up;
  • Numbing or skin sensitivity; and
  • Tissue or nerve damage.

When swelling, bruising, bleeding or pain continues to persist, especially in the incision sites, please call or visit your trusted clinic in Melbourne immediately.

In most cases, a SMAS facelift or a traditional rhytidectomy is the more suitable pair for a neck lift. However, there are certain cases when a neck lift can be performed in connection with a mini facelift. This may include facelift procedures involving jowls and double chin reduction.

Photos: Can a mini face lift be combined in conjunction with a neck lift?

While a mini facelift can be very beneficial to many patients, this surgical procedure may not be the most ideal for patients with severe skin laxity. This face-lift surgery is not also recommended for those who entail large amounts of excision.

During your consultation, your surgeon will determine and discuss the best option that will help you rid of unwanted facial tissues and fat. This includes why or why not a mini facelift is most ideal for you.

The effect and results of this face-lift surgical procedure generally vary in every patient. While some may look 10 years younger, others may look even 20 years more rejuvenated. Thus, it is safe to say that whether or not the surgery takes 10 or 20 years off your face, this surgical procedure can truly restore the natural and youthful beauty of your face.

Is it true that a face lift can take 10 years off my face?

A mini facelift can be performed by a licensed and highly skilled specialist plastic surgeon. He or she should have a good track record of successful cosmetic surgery procedures backed by experience and a satisfied clientele.

A mini facelift can be a stand-alone surgical procedure or can be performed in connection with other procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. A patient may choose to combine it with a collagen booster or perhaps your surgeon may recommend combining it with a laser facial rejuvenation procedure.

Are you interested in our mini facelift procedure?


Please call the number on this page or contact us through email. You may also fill out the form with your name, email address and contact number and one of our patient coordinators will confirm your consultation schedule.

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Step - 1

Start your journey with a consultation

Your treatment journey begins with a detailed consultation where the cosmetic doctor performs an in-depth medical examination where you can discuss your concerns and areas you would like to improve. This is a chance for our cosmetic doctors to determine the clients’ wishes and design the perfect treatment plan.
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Select a date for your treatment

On your Treatment Day, you will be greeted by our warm and friendly staff who will make you feel totally at ease. Before treatment, our patients are adhered with a numbing solution or local anaesthetic to ensure the treatment is comfortable and painless. The doctor will make sure you feel safe throughout your entire procedure and love your final results.
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Follow the Guiedlines

After every procedure, our specialised doctors will provide you with specific instructions and guidelines for post-treatment care. Aftercare is crucial to the health and safety of each patient as well as determining the best outcome of your results.
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Treatment Plan

In the initial consultation, our doctor’s discussions are private and confidential with you. Furthermore, their aesthetic plan for treatment is also unique to you and their aesthetic sense. All costs are discussed initially verbally in the initial consultation and then a written estimate will be provided for your treatment plan.
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Love your Look!

We know that you will not only love your look, but you will also love the journey and experience here at SKIN CUB Cosmetic Doctors. We pride ourselves on the utmost professional service and patient experience before, during and after your procedure.
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Review Appointment

Here at SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors review appointments are a vital part of your treatment post-care. SKIN CLUB offers complimentary review appointments at 7 days and 3 months post-treatment. If you require immediate attention an emergency review appointment will also be scheduled free of charge.