Mini surgical facelift Treatment
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SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors offers the finest services for Mini surgical facelift  treatment in Melbourne. Our experienced cosmetic doctors offer personalised treatments to clients in our Melbourne clinical studios.



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Mini surgical facelift Melbourne

Mini surgical facelift Treatment

Even a less invasive surgery like a mini facelift is performed under general or local anesthesia. Once you’re under anesthesia, your surgeon will make a few small incisions around your ears and hairline. These openings tend to be rather small and will not cut too deep. With these small openings, they can begin to work on the skin and tissue that is bothering you.

They’ll manipulate the underlying tissues in your skin by lifting and then pulling them up. This also means that they can also remove excess tissue. In particular, they will do this in your neck and chin, where there can be a lot of excess skin and tissue that they need to deal with.

Once the surgery is complete, your surgeon will use sutures to close up all openings. Even with the shorter process, it takes for this treatment than a regular facelift, that procedure will still take a lot of time. It normally happens from 2-3 hours. However, this depends on how much work there is for facelift surgery.

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Mini surgical facelift Treatment by SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors

A mini facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure for the face that uses small incisions to tighten the skin and lift the face. Often combined with facial fillers, the surgery may shorten the nose, narrow the eyes, smooth facial features, remove excess skin or tissue, or tighten skin. This procedure is most often performed in combination with another treatment called dermal fillers, which are injections of soft filler substances placed under the skin.

Facial intercostal liposuction can also be performed at the same time, to remove the excess skin under the chin. At the end of the treatment, the surgeon generally removes the openings and sutures or stitches the incisions.

Mini surgical facelift

As the name implies, a SMAS facelift is not the same as the usual facelift. While both of them aim to reduce signs of ageing through facial rejuvenation, there are still some key differences to keep in mind with them. Your surgeon will probably explain the difference to you during your initial consultation


A big part of what separates a facelift mini from its traditional counterpart is how invasive they are. Although both treatments involve plastic surgery, their scope is very different.

A mini facelift aims to make some small corrections to your face. This can be fixing skin laxity, correcting some sagging on your face and neck, and maybe fixing some skin looseness. This makes it a much more popular option for some patients who do not want a complete overhaul. This is why the incision in a regular facelift is shorter.

On the other hand, a regular facelift is a lot more labor-intensive. This involves trying to restore a youthful look to your face by removing excess or sagging skin, smoothing out folds, and lifting facial tissue. This procedure requires a lot of work to do which requires larger facial incisions and a longer recovery period.


Another big difference is the end goal of these treatments For a minor facelift procedure, the goal is simply to spruce up your face by making some slight adjustments to it. This means fixing some sagging areas or giving a neck lift. It focuses on rejuvenating your face.

Meanwhile, a traditional facelift focuses on major changes. This is about making your face look not just better, but also younger and rejuvenated. In some ways, this means making more dramatic and visible changes through a major operation. You’ll leave a regular facelift looking much younger than you would a mini facelift.

Mini surgical facelift Melbourne


Although both these treatments are available to anyone willing to take them there is still a very clear difference between the popular users of these treatments. A mini facelift has much more appeal to younger people.

This is because they only need some minor corrections on their face more than anything else. At the same time, the less invasive and shorter downtime is also popular as these people tend to be working so they cannot afford to take a long break.

Meanwhile, a normal facelift procedure is more popular with older users whose bodies have already gone through years of wear and tear. Therefore a lot more work is needed to bring back their youthful appearance.


Another big part of this treatment involves the cost because the costs of these two procedures vary greatly. As much as the work varies so does the cost. It is said that the mini facelift surgery costs only a fraction of that as other treatments, around a third or even a quarter of a normal facelift. A plastic surgeon in Melbourne tends to explain how much these costs during your consultation with them.

When it comes to a mini facelift, the procedures themselves can vary in size and type, each with its benefits and drawbacks. Many people just want to look younger or fresher, while others want to improve their appearance.

Thankfully, in recent years various treatments have been created to help correct issues in your face, such as leftover acne scars, lines, and wrinkles. With these mini facelift treatments, you can take your look to the next level.


facelift Consultation

The treatment begins with an initial consultation where the patient will meet up with a plastic surgeon. Here they will discuss with you a general idea of the facelift procedures and what goes into it including areas they can treat how the surgery is performed, and the potential risks.

Among the different types of mini facelifts, they can be divided into smaller treatments. Mini facelift treatment is a medical treatment that is performed on the face. It is a non-surgical procedure that is performed for specific reasons and can be performed on any part of the face. The goal of this is for facial rejuvenation and beating back other signs of aging.

It is a cosmetic procedure and increases the facial skin and the skin and soft tissues around the eyes and nose. It can be performed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, to remove bags under the eyes, to reduce the prominence of the cheekbones, to remove or correct sunken or hollow eye sockets, or to correct birthmarks and other birthmarks. Facelift surgery is performed on the face and neck. These include:

  • Eyelid surgery
  • brow lift
  • Treatments behind the ear
  • Neck lift
  • lower face treatment

Whether you take these other treatments depends on individual patient circumstances. After that, they will also review your medical files to search for medical conditions that can affect the treatment. This will help them determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery or not.


Aside from the mini facelift itself, many plastic surgeons in Melbourne also discuss the cost of the treatment during the consultation. This will include the costs of the treatment itself, the surgeon’s fee, and the hospital fees. Along with that, there are factors such as the amount of work they need to do and which surgeon in Melbourne you choose.

On average, this can amount to somewhere around $3,500-8,000 which is rather expensive, but still much cheaper than a full facelift.

An issue that comes with this is that a mini facelift counts as cosmetic surgery. This means that it will not be counted as part of your insurance. So you will likely cover the cost on your own.

SMAS Facelift

In a world filled with skincare products, procedures, and procedures, you may have wondered what the “SMAS” stands for. Well, it stands for Superficial muscular aponeurotic system. This is a mini facelift is a surgical procedure. This focuses on facial rejuvenation on the middle and lower parts of your face. Here the surgical procedure can treat issues such as sagging skin, excess fat, and jowls along with adding some extra volume to your cheeks. This can require a specialist plastic surgeon to do.

Neck Lift

Another part of a mini facelift involves the neck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess skin from the neck to correct a hanging or sunken appearance. This is because the neck is one o the most vulnerable to signs of ageing. The skin is then either tightened or lifted to achieve a more youthful appearance.

It is part of facelift surgery and can be performed through a small incision in the hairline or crease of the neck, or the skin is removed by a laser that is passed into the skin from the top. The skin growth that occurs from the procedure is permanent and will last years. When the facelift surgery is performed and followed by a neck lift, later on. The procedure will last longer and not require a second procedure.

Brow Lift

Brow Lift


Another common type of mini facelift is a brow lift which works similarly by targeting the upper part of your face including your eyebrows and the area surrounding your eyes. As a regular treatment, this works by making some small openings where they can adjust the skin and tissue around it. This is because these areas have issues such as excess skin or conversely, a lack of volume in the area which can create a sunken look around your face. Like the other treatments, this works on facial rejuvenation.

After your surgery, you will need time to recover. As an invasive treatment, this can be very exhausting both mentally and physically for you. It is an outpatient treatment which means you can be sent home as soon as your anesthesia wears off you can go home without needing to stay overnight.

When the doctor does send you home, your face will have stitches and dressings to cover up the areas where they operated. Depending on if there are fluid leaks, these bandages will also come with drains to let the fluids out without infecting your bondages.

How long these stay on can depend but is usually around ten days or when your surgeon says it is ok. After that, they will well give an appointment for you to remove them.

Side effects from this can include bruising and swelling as your body recovers from the surgery. However, in the hands of an experienced doctor, there should not be any serious issues.

During that time and after that, experts will strongly dissuade you from doing anything strenuous or overly physical as these can worsen other symptoms. Instead, your body needs time to adjust and get used to the changes.

Recovering from a mini facelift treatment can take several weeks. In that time you should be able to work and go about your normal activities. If nothing goes wrong during that time you should be fine after that and won’t require any follow-up treatments. However, some Melbourne surgeons will require you to go for a follow-up session where they can assess you for themselves.

The results of mini facelift results are permanent though sometimes people are not satisfied with their results. In these cases, some surgeons can recommend going for additional treatments such as dermal fillers to further improve their results.


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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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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.