The Mini Facelift with Dr. Guy Cappuccino

A “mini facelift” tightens the skin on the lower part of the face, namely the upper neck, jawline, jowls, and around the nose and mouth. Our procedure for mini facelift in Maryland procedure is often completed in as little as 90 minutes. Not only does it require less surgical time than a regular facelift,  but it can also be done using a local rather than a general anesthetic. This means it can be done in an office or outpatient setting reducing costs. There is less swelling and recovery time is much faster than a full facelift, typically less than one week.

To learn more about how this procedure creates impressive results with significantly reduced downtime, simply reach out to our Mount Airy, Maryland location and set up your consultation today.

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The Best Candidates for Mini Facelift Surgery

The mini facelift procedure is most successful in those who have just begun to experience the physical signs of aging on the face. It’s ideal for those mild to moderate signs of early facial aging before the full facelift has become quite necessary. If you are showing fine lines and wrinkles around the lower part of your face, and have not yet experienced severe sagging and drooping of your facial skin, then you would be a good candidate for a mini facelift.

The procedure produces a better-defined jawline and creates a look that sees you looking on the outside as youthful as you feel on the inside. Mini facelifts will not help with advanced facial aging and will have no effect on the forehead or brow area. There is no age restriction to be a candidate for our mini facelift in Maryland, though most are usually no younger than the late thirties.

What is the Mini Facelift Procedure?

With our surgery of mini facelift in Maryland, the incisions are much smaller than those required for a full facelift. Though the placement of the incisions will vary depending on each patient’s needs, the incisions typically start at the hairline and go to the edge of the ear. 

In certain cases, Dr. Cappuccino can also perform liposuction in conjunction with the mini facelift. This procedure can be done using a local anesthetic, which means it can be done on an outpatient basis. Patients can typically return to regular daily activities in two days or less.

During your consultation, Dr. Cappuccino will help you understand exactly what to expect from this procedure, giving you detailed information on everything from incision placement to your aftercare and recovery process. Follow-up appointments will help him track your progress.

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Understand Facial Plastic Surgery with Dr. Guy Cappuccino

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Facelift Vs a Mini Facelift?

Although a mini facelift and a traditional facelift are very similar procedures, there are several key differences. For example, a mini facelift is meant to be a slightly less invasive version of the facelift, which means the incisions are smaller, and the recovery period is typically shorter.

Another major difference between a mini facelift and a traditional facelift is the area of the face where each procedure is focused. A standard facelift focuses on the neck and the bottom two-thirds of the face, whereas a mini facelift in Maryland is mainly meant to treat the neck and the bottom third of the face. Typically, a mini facelift will be an ideal treatment option for patients looking to reduce minimal signs of aging.

Preparing for a Mini Facelift

Before your mini facelift procedure, Dr. Cappuccino will provide you with detailed instructions to prepare for surgery. Some of the steps to take before the procedure include:

  • Reduce your sodium intake in the weeks leading up to your surgery
  • Stay consistently hydrated
  • Do your best to keep your weight as stable as possible
  • Stop taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medication, and any other blood-thinning medications for at least two weeks prior to your mini facelift
  • Refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol in the weeks leading up to your surgery
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your mini facelift surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery with Dr. Guy Cappuccino

Dr. Guy Cappuccino speaks about facial plastic surgery and how it can combat the natural aging process. Dr. Cappuccino specializes in various facial plastic surgery procedures including facelift, neck lift, otoplasty, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, and more. Dr. Cappuccino strives to help patients enjoy what they see when they look in the mirror, helping them look like a younger version of themselves with beautiful results.

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Benefits of a Mini Facelift Procedure

Take a look at just some of the reasons our patients love Dr. Guy Cappuccino’s mini facelift in Maryland.

We’re proud to be serving patients in the Mount Airy and Frederick areas, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our office and set up your in-person consultation when you’re ready to learn more.

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less-risky anesthesia
  • No drains or large facial bandages
  • Less swelling
  • Less risk to facial nerves
  • Less bruising
  • Shorter recovery time
  • No hospital stay
  • Lower cost

What to Expect From the Recovery and Results After Your Mini Facelift

One of the great things about a mini facelift is that it doesn’t require as much recovery downtime as a traditional facelift. You’ll need someone else to drive you home after the surgery, and, ideally, stay with you for the first 24 hours of recovery. You will likely experience some swelling and bruising, but these symptoms should gradually subside over the first couple of weeks. Most patients can resume their normal routines and return to work after approximately one to two weeks. However, it’s best to avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity for at least four to six weeks.

Due to swelling and bruising, it will take some time to see the complete results of your mini facelift. Usually, you can see the full effects of the surgery within around four weeks.

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Your Mini Facelift Consultation

If you think that a mini facelift in Maryland by Dr. Cappuccino could be right for you, the first step will be to sit down for an individualized consultation. During your meeting, the doctor will discuss your different treatment options with you and inquire about what you’re hoping to achieve with the procedure. He’ll also have questions about topics like your medical history and any health issues you’re currently experiencing. Based on your aesthetic goals and health, Dr. Cappuccino will help you decide whether or not a mini facelift is truly the best choice for your situation. If you choose to proceed, he will start working with you to create a custom-tailored treatment plan that will satisfy your unique needs.

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Why Choose Dr. Cappuccino for Your Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is a complex procedure that requires skill, precision, and attention to detail. When you choose Dr. Guy Cappuccino for your surgery, you’ll receive the personalized care you deserve from an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Cappuccino and his team will go the extra mile to provide you with a peaceful, low-stress experience and beautiful, natural-looking results. Dr. Cappuccino understands that every mini facelift procedure needs to be approached with artistic vision, and he takes great pride in helping each patient achieve their unique cosmetic goals. Contact our office today if you’d like to schedule your consultation and begin the process of restoring your youthful facial appearance.

Mini Facelift FAQs:

How long does a mini facelift last?

Will a mini facelift affect the neck as well?

How long does a mini facelift last?

On average, the results of a mini facelift will last for approximately 12 to 15 years. However, every patient is different, and several variables will determine the longevity of your results. Typically, the effects of the surgery last slightly longer for younger patients.

Will a mini facelift affect the neck as well?

Yes. Typically, a mini facelift will target the lower third of the face, the jawline, and the neck. After the procedure, your neck should be tighter and more youthful-looking.

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