Are you considering a facelift surgery? You will need to consider many things. One of the things to consider is whether you will opt to go for a full facelift santa Barbara or a mini facelift. You should note that the latter is a less invasive facelift procedure. Even so, both the procedures will provide you with best results. Of course, they will provide you with that rejuvenated look. In this article, I will provide you with all the information you will need to know about the two types of facelift:

What is a mini facelift?

There is no one definition of the term mini facelift. Many surgeons will have a complete different definition of the term. So why does the latter happen? The first difference is with the facelift technique. The facelift technique for a mini facelift will end up with a shorter scar. So what is the right facelift for you? The patient who will be perfect candidate for a mini facelift are those that do not have excess skin or a neck skin laxity. A mini facelift tends to be underneath the neck. Therefore, it will suit younger patients who are of their 40s, 50s, and more years of age. There is also another difference in mini and full facelift in terms of the recovery and costs. You should know that if your face qualifies for a mini facelift, you would not have to pay that much for the process. The cost is also usually low because a less aggressive mini facelift technique is usually used. Even so, it is important to note that there will be a variation from surgeon when it comes to cost.

Risks and side effects associated with mini or full facelift.

It is important to note that any medical procedure will have some risks. The same will apply for a mini or a full facelift. Some of the risks associated with the mini or full facelift include bleeding, infection, pain or scarring, hair loss, prolonged swelling, and more. The good news is that most of these risks are manageable. Therefore, it will be important for you to talk with your doctor about them before undergoing the process. The good news is that the doctor will prescribe a medication after a facelift. The medication will help alleviate some levels of pain, swelling, or bruising. Your doctor will also provide you with some instructions when it comes to removing or putting on clothes. Not to mention him or her providing information on when it is the correct time to remove dressing or stains and to make a follow up appointment. With the latter, it will therefore be important for you to find the right medical provider. The right doctor will increase the chances of your facelift being successful.

In conclusion, you will have two options when it comes to getting a facelift. You can choose to get a mini facelift santa barbara or a fill facelift. Talk to your surgeon or doctor on the best one for you.

Robert W. Sheffield, MD Plastic Surgery
601 E Arrellaga St #101
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 318-3280