If you’re bothered by premature wrinkles and lines on your face, you may be a great candidate for a mini face-lift. At Madison Plastic Surgery in New York City, Dr. Robert Tornambe has over 20 years of experience performing mini face-lifts, a more cost-effective alternative to traditional face-lifts, to tighten loose skin and restore your youthful appearance with minimal scarring. To learn more about the benefits of a face-lift, call Dr. Tornambe’s office or book a consultation online.

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What is a mini face-lift?

A MACS mini face-lift is a surgical procedure effective in counteracting the effects of gravity and the natural aging process in younger people or those who show premature signs of aging.

As early as your mid-30s, you can start losing collagen that causes the skin to loosen and sag. Smile lines, forehead wrinkles, and chin fat increase, making you look older than your age. Dr. Tornambe uses the MACS mini face-lift to tighten deep layers of your face and lift excess skin upward to achieve a younger-looking, smoother appearance.

What are the benefits of a MACS mini face-lift?

The MACS mini face-lift uses smaller incisions to achieve results. This means you can heal faster and enjoy long-lasting benefits with less visible scars.

Younger people with premature-aging skin can benefit from the mini face-lift procedure, even if they aren’t ready for a traditional face-lift. Dr. Tornambe customizes your treatment to meet your needs and cosmetic goals.

What can I expect during a mini face-lift surgery?

Dr. Tornambe performs a mini face-lift under general anesthesia or a light sedation with a local anesthetic. A board-certified anesthesiologist is on hand to deliver anesthesia and monitor you throughout surgery.

The procedure generally lasts between one and two hours. Following your surgery, you recover under the care of a registered nurse until you can go home to heal.

How long until I can see results following a mini face-lift?

You need time for swelling and bruising from surgery to go down before you can see results. Dr. Tornambe provides after-care instructions to ensure your incisions heal properly. He can also provide medications to keep you comfortable.

It may take a week or more before you can return to your regular activities, including work.

How long do results last?

You can expect to enjoy long-lasting results following a mini face-lift. However, there is no surgery that stops the natural aging process. Over time, you may develop new wrinkles and creases due to the loss of collagen.

Dr. Tornambe can help you maintain results for as long as possible, recommending lifestyle changes like:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Using high-quality sunscreen
  • Having a good skin care routine

You should also incorporate a healthy diet and regular exercise program into your routine.

To find out if a mini face-lift is right for you, schedule an appointment online or by calling Madison Plastic Surgery today.