As you get older, your body’s production of the proteins elastin and collagen decrease. Because these proteins are so important for your skin, this can lead to your facial skin starting to sag and develop other signs of aging. Although a facelift can be an excellent way to tighten and rejuvenate your skin, it isn’t necessarily the right choice for every patient. If you’re interested in achieving a more youthful neck and lower face, a mini facelift is a slightly less invasive option that you may want to consider.
At Tseng Plastic Surgery in Kirkland mini facelift is a surgical cosmetic procedure used to tighten the skin around the lower face, jawline, and neck. The surgery focuses mainly on treating loose, sagging skin to give the face and neck a youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
During a mini facelift Kirkland plastic surgeon, Dr. Tseng, will typically make small incisions in front of the ears extending to the hairline behind the ears. He then uses these incisions to pull the facial tissue upwards and back toward the ears, which tightens sagging skin and reduces jowls. This also reduces the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds in the skin. In addition to the skin, the underlying muscles and fat tissues are lifted, which helps to ensure that the results look as natural as possible. After the skin and other tissue have been lifted, Dr. Tseng uses sutures to keep them in place.
For anyone dealing with loose, sagging skin around the lower face and/or neck, a mini facelift offers the following benefits:
If you’re thinking about undergoing a mini facelift Bellevue and Kirkland start the process by having a consultation with Dr. Tseng. When you sit down with the doctor, he’ll examine the areas you’re looking to have treated and ask you questions about your aesthetic goals. You’ll be able to ask him any questions you have about the procedure, and he’ll devise a customized treatment plan that suits your needs.
A mini facelift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and takes around one to two hours to complete. To begin the procedure, you will be administered local anesthesia with IV sedation. Next, Dr. Tseng will make the necessary incisions and begin lifting and positioning the tissue around your lower face. Once he has precisely adjusted everything, he will use sutures to secure your tissue and close the incisions. Finally, he will apply bandages to complete the procedure. You should be able to return home shortly after the surgery is finished.
Dr. Tseng is committed to the highest level of patient satisfaction with the results of a procedure. With the Vectra imaging system, a 3D model of your face, breasts, or body allows you to see, with clarity, how a procedure will appear – on you. The Vectra Imaging system allows for a higher level of precision in planning a procedure for a result that reflects your desires.Learn More About Vectra Imaging
If you’d like to tighten and rejuvenate the skin of your face and neck without undergoing a traditional facelift, you could be a candidate for a mini facelift. To be an ideal candidate for the surgery, you should meet these requirements:
Although you may see results shortly after your mini facelift Kirkland patients typically experience the complete results of the procedure gradually revealing over time. On average, it takes between nine months and a year for the full effects of a mini facelift to be visible.
After a mini facelift Bellevue and Kirkland patients will need someone to drive them home and, ideally, spend the first night assisting them. Patients will probably experience some swelling and discomfort, but these symptoms will gradually fade. To ensure proper healing, it’s extremely important that all Dr. Tseng’s recovery instructions are followed. Most patients can resume their normal activities after one to two weeks. However, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for at least a month.
You deserve the very best from your mini facelift procedure, and that’s what you’ll get when you select Dr. Mark Tseng for the surgery. Throughout his career, Dr. Tseng has performed thousands of successful cosmetic procedures, and he has learned how to accurately evaluate each patient’s needs to provide them with wonderful results. He and his team will go above and beyond to ensure that you have a comfortable experience and achieve the youthful, vibrant appearance you desire.
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