Your face is the first thing people notice about you. From your cheekbones to your smile, and from your eyes to your bone structure — your face defines your appearance.
As you age, wrinkles, sagging skin, and drooping features appear making you look older than you feel. While this is just a part of the natural aging process, many people wish for a younger appearance.
Less invasive than a facelift, a mini v-lift provides beautiful results for people looking to address some of the drawbacks of aging. At L.A. Viñas Plastic Surgery, with three locations in Florida, we offer mini v-lifts and here are five reasons you might consider it.
By placing incisions by the front of each ear, Luis Viñas M.D. gently redrapes your skin in a more desirable appearance, while also removing excess skin and tissue. You can expect a smoother, sleeker physique that can shave years off your appearance. The best candidates for a mini v-lift are 40-55 years old, who’ve experienced mild to moderate signs of aging.
A mini v-lift can improve:
This procedure mainly focuses on correcting the lower half of your face. However, it may be combined with other procedures like blepharoplasty or brow lift to improve a wider scope of your complexion.
Between work, family, and your social life, you live a busy life. That’s why you probably can’t afford to put your life on pause for a long recovery period.
While a full facelift requires 4-5 weeks of recovery, a mini v-lift only requires 3-5 days of recovery time. It’s often dubbed as a weekend facelift, because patients can undergo it on Friday and return to work and everyday life on Monday. Sutures are generally removed after a week.
A mini facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift — using smaller incisions, near the hairline on each side of your face. This procedure also doesn’t focus on repositioning the facial muscles, but rather just slightly adjusting them.
All of these factors allow for a less invasive procedure and with less bruising, swelling, and downtime. As a result, there is also a smaller scar that is hidden well in your hairline, providing less pain during your recovery.
Facelifts require general anesthesia while mini v-lifts use twilight anesthesia and local anesthesia. Most patients tolerate this procedure very well, experiencing no pain during the procedure, which generally takes four hours to complete. Twilight anesthesia comes with fewer risks like blood clots, nausea, and vomiting.
Cost is a major factor when deciding to undergo a procedure. While there are procedures for every budget, a mini facelift is generally around $8,000 while a full facelift can cost upwards of $12,000.
This makes it a much more cost-effective procedure for patients who are conscientious of spending. Since facelifts are cosmetic surgery, insurance generally doesn’t cover them.
Undergoing a v-lift is entirely a personal decision. While these are five reasons you might consider a v-lift, talking to Dr. Viñas is the best way to know if it's right for you.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation.