A minilift procedure lifts skin and/or soft tissue of the lower face and upper neck to restore fullness in the cheeks and take away skin and extra tissue from the jowl and jawline. The goal is to give a more youthful appearance. The procedure is tailored to each patient and will include a combination of hidden incisions within the hairline, behind the ear and/or along the front of the ear. A mini-lift is perfect for those who want less downtime. You may want to consider browlift, blepharoplasty and lip lift to enhance your results. For those who have a lot of sun exposure, CO2 resurfacing can help with skin texture.
During a consultation with you, Dr. Berens will analyze your face and determine the best treatment plan that may include surgical and non surgical options.
Minilifts can be performed under sedation or general anesthesia. You will go home the same day as the procedure.
You will need someone to stay with you overnight. Discomfort after surgery can be managed with oral medication. Dressings will come off the day after surgery. You will be seen in the office the day after your procedure and follow up visits will continue at week 1,3,6 and 12. You should take 3-7 days off of work.
Final cost will depend on consultation. Cost starts at $5,000.