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Understanding the mini facelift vs. traditional facelift

istock 691068988 For many individuals in the areas of Pinhole and Larkspur, the common signs of aging on the face can be easily treated with cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers or Botox. However, there comes a point where a patient can no longer achieve the desired results with cosmetic injectables and begin to consider surgical options. Plastic surgery can take years off of one’s facial appearance depending on the type of surgery chosen. Dr. Armen Serekbrakian of Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center offers two types of facelifts for patients to consider, including the traditional facelift and the mini facelift. 

What are the differences between traditional and mini facelifts? 

The old adage of “less is more” applies in many areas of one’s life, and this includes plastic surgery. Patients who have minor changes they want to achieve in the facial area may want to ask about the benefits of undergoing a mini facelift versus the traditional counterpart. Dr. Armen Serebrakian and his team can evaluate patients during a comprehensive examination to discuss the two choices and find out which is right for an individual. Here are just a few of the differences between these two procedures: 

  •         A full facelift with address all areas of the face, from the upper hairline to the jaw, while a mini facelift focuses on a more limited area, such as the lower portion of the face.
  •         Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity and volume loss may find both treatments to be highly desirable, though a mini facelift is better for younger patients experiencing the beginning signs of aging.
  •         The results from a mini facelift may last just a few years, while a full facelift has a lifespan of approximately ten years. Certain factors can impact these numbers, including weight fluctuations, lifestyle choices, and sun exposure.
  •         The mini facelift will often result in far less scarring as the incisions are shorter than those with a full facelift. Either procedure is done in a way to reduce the appearance of any scarring that might occur afterward.

Rejuvenate your appearance with the help of Dr. Armen Serebrakian 

Pinhole and Larkspur area adults who are considering surgical facelifts to combat the signs of aging are welcome to call our office to request an appointment. We have two convenient locations and accept new and returning patients into our state-of-the-art facilities.

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