Mini Facelift

Some women and men concerned about early signs of aging can benefit from a less invasive approach to facelift surgery at our Scottsdale, Arizona, practice. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Todd Hobgood offers this option for younger patients who need minimal changes to restore a more youthful and natural-looking appearance.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

Sometimes called a short-scar facelift because it involves shorter incisions than a deep plane facelift, the mini facelift improves the appearance of jowls and sagging skin in the lower face. It’s not an appropriate option if your concerns include age-related changes in the neck, such as “turkey neck,” excess skin, or neck bands. Dr. Hobgood may recommend a deep neck lift combined with a deep plane facelift if that’s the case.

Essentially, the best candidates for a mini facelift are patients who specifically show premature jowling along the jawline but otherwise have a tight neck beneath the chin. Mini facelift patients should have realistic expectations about the results of this less invasive approach.

How Much Does a Mini Facelift Cost in Scottsdale & Phoenix?

The cost of a mini facelift in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area varies from patient to patient. The cost of your surgery depends on individual factors, including the extent of the procedure needed to produce your desired results and if you elect to combine it with other procedures. We explain more about these factors in a related blog post. During your consultation, we discuss what you can expect to pay based on your case.

How Is a Mini Facelift Performed?

Dr. Hobgood designs a personalized surgical plan for your mini facelift after discussing your concerns and aesthetic goals and examining your facial anatomy and skin quality. As an expert facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Hobgood skillfully conceals incisions with precision in natural creases around the ears.

Even though this modified facelift version is less invasive, it still involves tightening and vertically repositioning the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), a fibrous layer of tissue and muscle that provides the skin’s structure. Dr. Hobgood performs mini facelift surgery at our Paradise Valley surgical center, accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The average time in surgery for a mini facelift is 3 hours.

Mini Facelift At A Glance
Price Range: Varies
Recovery Time: 3 to 6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time: 3 Hours
Post-op Follow-up: 1 Week, 1 Month
Recovery Location: Outpatient

Combining Procedures

People seeing signs of aging in their lower face can often benefit from combining a mini facelift with other cosmetic facial plastic surgery procedures or nonsurgical treatments. Dr. Hobgood may recommend chin or cheek implants, facial fat transfer, or laser skin resurfacing.

How Long Is Recovery After a Mini Facelift?

Recovery time after a mini facelift is similar to other facelift procedures, such as SMAS or deep plane facelifts. Most patients can return to work within 2 weeks of the surgery, but the complete recovery takes 3 to 6 weeks. Patients typically experience minimal discomfort following a mini facelift, managing the pain with over-the-counter or prescription medications.

Ready To Talk With Dr. Hobgood?

Dr. Hobgood’s reputation as one of the best facelift specialists in Scottsdale and Phoenix attracts patients throughout the Southwest and the nation. You can discuss your facial rejuvenation options with him by requesting a consultation using the online form or by calling our practice at (480) 214-9955.