Many people notice the first signs of aging in their face during their 30’s and 40’s. The facial skin becomes less firm, the fowls appear along the jawline and the neck starts to sag with loose skin and muscle. If you are looking for a way to address these early signs of aging, a mini face-lift in Atlanta at the Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery Center might be your perfect solution. Dr. Peter Abramson’s goal is to reverse the effects of time on the aging face. This requires specialized knowledge and training in the latest in facial plastic surgery which he has achieved.

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A mini face-lift is a minimally invasive procedure that is designed to tighten and smooth the mid and  lower part of the face. It is often referred to as the “weekend face-lift.” The mini face-lift decreases the signs of aging in the neck, cheek, and jaw areas by removing excess skin and fatty deposits. The end result visibly lifts skin causing the face to appear smoother and younger.

This popular procedure can often be performed under local anesthesia with minimal downtime, little to no pain, and minimal swelling or bruising. The results are permanent and last as long as a traditional facelift but with much less down time as a full face-lift. This procedure appeals to a multitude of patients who are looking for gradual, subtle changes that can be done quickly as an out-patient at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery Center’s own surgical suite located in his office. Patients some times combine the mini face-lift procedure with chin augmentation, eye lift, facial liposuction, and injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, or Radiesse to achieve optimal results.

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Procedure Preparation

Prior to a mini facelift procedure, Dr. Abramson recommends that patients adhere to standard pre-op guidelines to allow for patient safety and maximum post-op results as follows:

  • Eat a healthy diet rich in nutrients.
  • DO NOT smoke in the weeks surrounding the procedure.
  • DO NOT take pain medication containing aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • Provide Dr. Abramson with a list of any medications that are taken regularly.
  • DO NOT eat or drink after midnight the night before the procedure.
  • DO NOT wear makeup or contact lenses to surgery.
  • Patients must have a friend or relative drive them to and form the procedure.

Recovery

Because a mini facelift is considered to be an outpatient procedure, patients can begin the recovery process in the comfort of their own home the same day as surgery. After the procedure, a loose fitting dressing is applied. Typically, there is little to no discomfort after surgery; however, if pain is present it can easily be controlled with over-the-counter medication. Discoloration and bruising is a normal part of the recovery process and generally fades away within seven days. To help the recovery process, Dr. Abramson suggests that patients do the following:

  • Keep the head elevated as much as possible
  • Avoid strenuous activities for 2 to 3 weeks
  • Keep scheduled follow-up appointments following surgery

Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center uses innovative, state-of-the-art techniques and instruments to perform mini face-lifts and other aesthetic procedures for patients throughout the Metro Atlanta, GA area including Gainesville, Carrollton, Norcross, Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek. Call (404) 297-1789 today to schedule a mini face-lift consultation.