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Alternative Treatments to Mini Facelift?

I'm 60 years old and look it. I want to have Mini Facelift but probably couldn't afford it, What would you recommend?

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Alternative to a mini facelift in Los Angeles

One good option to a facelift or mini facelift is the Ulthera procedure, which can treat the underlying loose fascia and tighten the face and neck without surgery. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

804 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403

A customized Mini Lift can help you out at a reasonable cost

Looking at your picture (and without the benefit of an exam) it does appear that a customized Mini Lift could be of help to you.

By "customized" I mean using incisions that are large enough to accomplish an effective surgery (in your case would be from the side burns going along the front of the ear and stopping at the ear lobe). Also it would be important for the Surgeon to go low enough beneath your jaw line to improve the area under the neck as well. And as always, it is crucial that the SMAS (layer of tissue and muscle beneath the skin) be handled in an effective way to give you long lasting results.

These are both easily achieved with local anesthesia which can have cost savings for you.

Also since a Mini Lift is not as much surgery as a full facelift then the overall price is lower as well.

Kamran Jafri, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

323 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

Mini lift

From your picture it would appear that you may be a good candidate for a facelift (health permitting).  The mini lift can give some results for a few months and will not likely improve your lower face and neck much.

Often a mini lift will be offered to you at a price that another surgeon may perform a full facelift.  This is what you need to pull and tighten your muscles.

Another option is Cellulaze to tighten your neck and jawline with long lasting results and relatively minor downtime.

Please consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and save for the correct procedure prior to making any decisions.  Cheers

Luis A. Cenedese, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

30 Central Park South
New York City, New York

Full facelift

Sorry, but just from the one photo you are probably better off having a full facelift if you are healthy.  Good luck with your decision.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

1049 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10028

Mini lift or other possible corrections

From your photograph I would not suggest a mini lift you need a full facelift in order to address the laxity of skin in the face and neck area. You would probably benefit from a laser skin resurfacing treatment to follow. I understand that finances are a concern but this should not be the determining factor on a type of Facelift you get. The most important thing is to be happy with the result and to do the appropriate surgery properly accessed for your Individual problems. Best regards!

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 169 reviews

360 San Miguel Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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