One of our most popular procedures for those looking to enhance their physical appearance is the midi facelift, helping to build confidence and overall sense of well-being. Here at Evolve Medical we are joined by leading plastic surgeon, Professor Mahajan, a qualified professional with many years of experience conducting surgical procedures, giving you full confidence when booking an enhanced mini facelift procedure at our clinic.
We put the safety and satisfaction of our customers at the heart of our business so you can rest assured you will be treated with the utmost respect and care when booking a midi facelift procedure with us.
What Is A Midi Facelift?
A midi facelift is a modified version of a facelift which is considered to be less invasive. It involves the use of discrete incisions behind the ears in the natural fold or in the hairline to remove and tighten excess skin, leaving no visible scarring.
The enhanced mini facelift generally puts a focus on sagging skin in the lower half of the face including the chin, jaw, jowls and neck. These areas are often the first to show signs of ageing so an enhanced mini facelift is a great option for those seeking a more youthful appearance.
Why Should I Get a Midi Facelift?
A midi facelift is an effective anti-ageing procedure for anyone in their 40s or 50s who are impacted by signs of ageing in the lower proportions of their face. It is also less invasive than a traditional facelift and performed using a local anaesthetic, so is perfect for those who are seeking an anti-ageing procedure with less downtime.
This procedure can soften fine lines on your face – especially those running from the nose to the mouth – improving your jawline, jowls and heavy nasal labial folds. Your suitability for treatment will be assessed by our team prior to the procedure being booked so you can make sure it’s the right treatment for you.
What Is The Difference Between A Midi Facelift And A Full Facelift?
A midi facelift primarily addresses the lower face and upper neck regions, whereas a full facelift looks at the whole face. Consequently, an enhanced mini facelift is considered to be less invasive than a full facelift.
How A Midi Facelift Treatment Works
A surgeon will use small incisions to “lift” the skin upwards for a smooth and tighter finish, removing any excess skin in the process. A brow lift is often desired in addition to a midi facelift to truly maximise the results.
How To Prepare Before The Treatment
Before getting booked in for an enhanced mini facelift, you will be seen for a consultation by our surgeon, Professor Mahajan, who will determine your suitability for treatment. This consultation will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions and discuss your expectations.
You will be taken through the potential risks and complications of the procedure, as well as a detailed discussion on exactly what you should expect during and post-procedure. If our team believes you will be a good candidate for a midi facelift, you will then be invited to consider whether you would like to move forward with the treatment.
What To Expect During The Treatment
On the day of surgery you are requested to arrive at the time slot given where you will be checked in by a nurse. A nurse will then conduct relevant tests such as blood pressure, temperature, oxygen sats before you meet with the anaesthetist and surgeons to make the final mark-ups ready for surgery.
A midi facelift is performed under local anaesthetic, meaning you will be awake throughout though the area will be numbed using anaesthesia so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. The surgery itself will take around 2 – 3 hours and you will be made to feel very comfortable at all times.
During the surgery, Professor Mahajan will make an incision around the front of the ear and the back of the ear. Any excess skin will be removed before the open area is sutured together to create a tighter neck area and jawline, reducing jowling. The technique used means that any scarring will be hidden around the ear area. The aim of the technique is to work in an area that avoids nerves and arteries. This is thought to be much safer, and also delivers more natural results.
What To Expect After Your Midi Facelift
Following the procedure, you can expect to be in some degree of discomfort and will need to rest for the first few days. That said, discomfort should wear off within a matter of days. We also recommend that you refrain from heavy lifting and only partake in light exercise for up to four weeks following treatment.
You may prefer to stay at home for at least the first week or two for the bruising and swelling to settle. This is likely to lighten within the first five days, however, the full settling period can be up to six weeks.
Common Side Effects Of A Midi Facelift
The most common side effects of an enhanced mini facelift are pain, swelling, and bruising following your surgery. These symptoms will subside after several days, but you may feel slight swelling for up to two weeks post-treatment.
Severe side effects are rare but may include excessive bleeding and infection. If you experience any of the following symptoms you should contact your doctor;
- swelling that is worsening
- severe pain
- oozing or bleeding from the area of your stitches
- a fever
- loss of feeling
To avoid infection you should keep your skin clean by washing the incision areas using a gentle soap and water.
How Many Treatments Are Needed
You will only need the one treatment if you are opting for a midi facelift. However, you may wish to choose other procedures alongside your enhanced mini facelift in order to maximise the results. These could include;
- Upper Blepharoplasty
- Neck & Chin Liposuction
Who will carry out the treatment?
An Enhanced mini facelift at Evolve Medical is carried out by leading plastic surgeon, Professor Mahajan. You will also be looked after by our team of trained nurses, who will treat you with care and sensitivity.
For more information and to read more about our staff take a look at our meet the team page.
How long does it take to heal from an enhanced mini facelift?
The full settling process for an enhanced mini facelift may take up to six weeks. However, you will see improvements in the bruising and swelling after just a few days. We recommended you refrain from heavy exercise for four weeks following the procedure to ensure you give your body time to fully heal.
Does a mini facelift tighten the neck?
A mini facelift focuses primarily on the lower portions on the face, also tightening the upper neck for a more youthful appearance.
How long does the swelling last after a mini facelift?
The swelling should subside within two weeks of an enhanced mini facelift procedure. However, you will see improvements in the swelling after just a few days.
Are you awake during an enhanced mini facelift?
A mini facelift is performed under a local anaesthetic, so you will be awake during the procedure. The area your surgeon is operating on will be numb, meaning you may feel some slight pressure during the treatment, but you will not feel any pain.
How soon after a mini facelift can I apply makeup?
We would recommend you wait at least ten days after an enhanced mini facelift before applying makeup. This will help to avoid any infection around the areas of the incisions, however, you are able to apply makeup as long as the wounds are healing well.
How will the scars look after a midi facelift?
Scarring will be minimal following an enhanced midi facelift as the incisions are placed around the ear area so scars are unlikely to be visible. Your skin will take some time to heal, so you can expect your scars to improve over 6-12 months though they will not disappear completely.
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