Dr. Bruce Freedman
Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia

Midface Lift

When early jowling and submental fat begins to detract from the youthfulness of a face, a miniface lift can offer a less invasive option than the traditional face and or neck lifts provide.

Process: With mild sedation, incisions are made in front of and behind the ears, and just below the chin. Fat removal and suspention of the facial musculature allows for a natural improvement in the jawline and upper neck.

Recovery: A dressing is worn for 1 week after surgery until sutures are removed. Swelling and brusing are usually minimal and most people return to work after 7 days. Scars generally fade nicely after about 6 weeks.

Results: A minilift is an excellent less invasive option for early to mid signs of facial laxity; particularly for those who desire less down time and wish to avoid “major” surgical procedures.


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