What is a mini-facelift?
The mini-facelift is also called the S-lift, and it makes your cheeks look younger. With a mini-facelift, only the sagging skin on your cheeks and under the jaw line is treated. Your forehead and neck are left alone. The mini facelift is a popular treatment because the procedure is far less drastic than the classic facelift.
Are you interested in a mini-facelift? Then make an appointment with Dr Schiettecatte for a no-obligation consultation in Clinic Veldhoven.
The consultation and a quotation
Dr Schiettecatte is your treating plastic surgeon in Clinic Veldhoven. Prior to the facelift, you have a personal intake interview with Dr Schiettecatte to discuss your wishes and the options. You discuss together the desired changes in your face, the way in which the facelift will be performed and the course of the operation. On the day of the consultation, you also bring along photos of what you like. Dr Schiettecatte will gladly discuss the possibilities with you. Contact us to schedule your no-obligation consultation. After the consultation, you will receive a tailor-made quotation.
The mini-facelift operation
With the mini-facelift, Dr Schiettecatte removes a small strip of skin in the shape of an S, on both sides of your face, in front of your ear. The surgery takes place under local anaesthesia. This procedure has a lifting effect on a relatively smaller part of your face (compared with a classic facelift). On the other hand, you recover more quickly from this operation. Dr Schiettecatte performs the mini-lift under local anaesthesia.
Risks and complications with a mini-facelift
During the first consultation we will discuss the risks that are most relevant for you. The skin can temporarily feel strange and numb after the procedure. There is also a small chance of bleeding, an infection and impaired wound healing. In rare cases, scar hypertrophy occurs. Very rarely, some facial muscles lose function due to nerve damage. This usually recovers gradually. The risks are considerably smaller if you do not smoke or temporarily stop smoking.
Aftercare with a mini-facelift
After the procedure, your face is ruddy and swollen. Immediately after the treatment, you receive a pressure bandage, to limit the swelling. When you then come for a check-up, we remove the pressure bandage, wash your hair, and you will be fitted with a pressure mask. You wear this pressure mask for one week. Shortly after the procedure, the scars are clearly visible; these gradually fade. After six weeks, your skin is completely recovered, and you can begin to hydrate and massage the scars with a moisturizer.
|Duration of the operation:||about 45 minutes.|
|Admission to the clinic:||outpatient (no admission required).|
|Pain relief afterwards:||paracetamol, ibuprofen or a similar painkiller.|
|Bandage:||pressure bandage immediately after the procedure until the first check-up, followed by a pressure mask for one week.|
|Practical:||appropriate surgery for refreshing the face.|
|Stability:||two to four years.|
What does it cost?
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