Is a mini facelift worth it?

You may be experiencing some lower face laxity and loose neck skin that you are possibly interest in treating. A mini facelift is quite popular and likely a treatment option you might consider. There is always cost and downtime associated with surgery so it’s important to feel that whatever you choose, the benefits outweigh the costs. So is a mini facelift worth it?

When we talk about worth, we are talking about the overall value of a procedure according to average patient satisfaction. Typical mini facelift patients are extremely happy with their decision and feel that their appearance is much more youthful and rejuvenated after undergoing a mini facelift. According to, 93% of patients feel their mini facelift was worth the cost and downtime.

Mini facelift patients often appreciate that they are able to look and feel their best without having to undergo a more comprehensive surgery. Mini facelifts at Utah Facial Plastics are down in-office under local anesthesia only. This is more cost effective than full general anesthesia in an operating room, which is required for more invasive procedures.

During a mini facelift procedure the SMAS (fibrous layer that sags with aging) layer of the face is addressed, which prolongs results, helps tighten the neck, elevates the cheeks and redefines the jawline. This technique provides long-lasting results and also prevents that patient from looking pulled or “winded”.

A good candidate for a mini facelift or MACSlift is anyone with mildly loose on the neck and mild to moderate jowls. There is not a right or perfect age range for those considering this surgery. The structure of an individuals face or genetics play a huge role in how someone ages.

A mini facelift is able to refine and tighten the lower face without undergoing general anesthesia or being in recovery for an extended amount of time. This is why most patients feel their decision to have a mini facelift at Utah Facial Plastics was definitely worth it.

“Dr. Thompson helped me achieve my goal of regaining a more youthful (but natural) appearance with a mini facelift. I am so very happy with my results and I would recommend him to anyone. His bedside manner and professionalism are also top notch. AAA+++” RS

For more information about a mini facelift in SLC, Utah, please call our office at (801)776-2220 or contact us HERE.

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