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Mini Facelift Encino

A mini facelift is similar to a traditional facelift (rhytidectomy) except that, as the name implies, it is less extensive. The procedure itself consists of removing excess skin and tightening both the skin and the muscle layers. The scars are usually hidden and the result can be just as good as a full facelift but it is less invasive, involves less downtime, and a quicker return to work.

Dr. Steven J. Varkony has performed countless facial rejuvenation procedures of all types and has helped a great many patients look their best.

mini face and neck lift before and after result

What Areas Does a Mini Facelift Target?

A mini facelift corrects sagging skin in the jowls, cheeks, and jawline for a more youthful and tighter appearance. The procedure is frequently combined with other procedures such as a neck or brow lift, or a platysmaplasty; an internal neck corset tightening procedure.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

Most commonly, patients with varying degrees of sagging facial skin tend to opt for a mini facelift. As with any elective plastic surgery, patients must be in good overall health to undergo the procedure. They will need to be cleared for surgery by their doctor; patients 45 and over will also need an EKG test.

For more information on plastic surgery in Encino, call the number on our screen or visit our contact page. Dr. Varkony helps patients throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area including Sherman Oaks, Studio City, North Hollywood, Burbank, Beverly Hills, and West Los Angeles.


Mini Facelift Steps

Anesthesia and Incisions

The first step is administering anesthesia.  This can be general, twilight, or local anesthesia. To maximize both safety and comfort, we always use a board-certified anesthesiologist. Once the patient is fully unconscious, Dr. Varkony will make the necessary incisions and raise the skin and muscle layers before the excess skin is removed to create the desired tightening effect. Dr. Varkony will then close the incisions with sutures and the patient will be moved to the recovery area.

Recovery and Results

Most patients can typically go to their residence immediately following their procedure. As with any surgery, they will need to be taken home by a friend or relative. They must also have someone staying with them the first night of their recovery.

They will need to be off work (unless they work from home) for about a week before returning to their daily routine, and they should refrain from attempting strenuous exercise until advised by Dr. Varkony. Discomfort immediately following surgery is usually easily controllable with acetaminophen (Tylenol).Minimal postoperative swelling and bruising can be expected, though it should begin to recede after about a week or two.

Some results should be evident within a few days of the procedure, but it will take a period of several months before the final results are fully visible. For the best outcomes, patients must carefully follow all of our instructions regarding what to do during the recovery and healing period.

Mini Facelift in Los Angeles

If you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of a younger, more vital appearance, we’re here for you. A leading plastic surgeon in Encino and Sherman Oaks, Dr. Varkony has achieved consistently outstanding results that have delighted his patients.

For more information on a mini facelift in Los Angeles, please visit our contact page or call the number on your screen. Dr. Varkony sees patients from throughout the Greater LA area including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Reseda, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, and North Hollywood.

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