Dermatology Practice in Aventura, FL

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Mini Face Lift

Designed for men and women between the ages of 40 and 65+ who want to stay ahead of the aging process, our mini facelift helps to tighten the aging skin in the face that has lost elasticity and has become loose along the jaw line and beneath the chin.


The Mini Face Lift is an outpatient mid face lift procedure that usually takes one to two hours to perform, depending on your age and the degree of correction desired. Oral pre-medication is generally suggested to help relax prior to the treatment.

A small, relaxed "S" shaped incision is made beginning along the sideburn, extending along the tragus of the ear, around the earlobe and up to the hairline toward the nape. Meticulous attention is given to the placement of the incision line to promote an inconspicuous scar. The underlying connective tissue and facial musculature is gently lifted and tightened using a double purse-string suture technique, which immediately enhances the appearance of the jaw line and upper neck, and makes the improvement long lasting. The redundant skin is then tailored and the incision is carefully closed under magnification using a suturing technique designed to reduce tension and minimize any visible scarring.


Although the results vary for each individual patient, the results obtained with the Mini Face Lift at Horwitz Dermatology are generally predictable and quite dramatic, sometimes erasing 5, 10 even 15 years from one's appearance.

Unlike the conventional facelift that results in a "pulled back" appearance, the Mini Face Lift offers very natural-looking results. Patients enjoy an overall firming of the lower facial area, noticeable jaw line definition and a more elegant neckline.

It is important to keep in mind; however, after any facial procedure, the normal aging process resumes. Lifestyle choices, bone structure, skin type, sun exposure and heredity all play a part in determining how long the desired improvement will last.