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Facelift vs. Mini Facelift – What’s Right For Me?

Facelift in Virginia Beach, VAMost people don’t even know that there are two different types of the procedure “facelift”. If you are considering undergoing a procedure like this, it is important to understand and know your options since they vary in price and intensity.

Mini Facelift

What is it?

Mini facelift surgery is the most common type of facelift surgery performed today. It addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the lower third of the face using small incisions placed around the ears. It restores definition to the chin by removing excess tissue and artfully tightening remaining tissue. A skilled plastic surgeon such as Dr. Kevin Bounds can tailor a mini facelift procedure to give you a youthful, more refreshed appearance that accentuates your natural beauty and boosts your confidence.

Who is it for?

Mini facelift surgery appeals to many men and women because it can address some of the most prominent signs of aging. For example, some people experience hormonal changes, or are genetically predisposed to losing definition in their jaw. Many patients turn to mini facelift surgery to restore this definition.


What is it?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a procedure in facial surgery that aims to give a more youthful appearance to the face. It reshapes the lower half of the face by removing excess facial skin.

Rhytidectomy can tighten loose, hanging skin around the jaw line, also known as “jowls.” It can also remove deep creases around the mouth and nose, and excess, hanging skin and fat under the chin and in the neck. The procedure can also tighten the underlying tissues, and it may be combined with plastic surgery to enhance the forehead, cheeks, brows, and eyelids.

Who is it for?

Roughly 100,000 women a year receive this procedure in the U.S. alone while only 30,000 men undergo a facelift. Even though there is a stigma, this procedure is for both sexes. This procedure targets areas on the face to give the patient a more rejuvenated look. If you are looking to look younger and more fruitful, this may be the procedure for you.

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