How Much Does a Mini Lift Cost?

i found the descriptions of mini lift procedure fit my need for moderate facelifting. can a doctor offer a price or cost range for the mini face lifting surgery?

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Mini FaceLifts cost between $6000-8500 under local anesthesia.

Mini Facelifts are very popular and just what many patients need for roughly $6000-8500 and done under local anesthesia with less downtime and risks involved. It is still surgery though.  Sincerely,

David Hanen,MD

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

How much does a mini-lift cost?

The range of pricing for a mini facelift will vary considerably based upon the training and expertise of your surgeon. Luke all plastic surgery procedures, there are ways to cut corners that could compromise safety and outcomes.  If you are making a permanent change to your face or body, do your research carefully and don't make your decision  based exclusively on a low price.

As you might expect, a mini-facelift is appropriate for patients with mild skin laxity localized to the lower face. It is not an adequate procedure for a patient who desires a significant correction of their neck contour. Mini-facelift incisions are usually limited to the area in front of and immediately behind the ear, whereas with a full face and neck lift the incisions normally extend into or in front of the temporal scalp (sideburn area) and along the occipital hairline behind the ear. A mini-facelift is appropriate for a relatively young facial rejuvenation surgery patient (usually in their 30’s to 40’s) who does not have deep nasolabial folds or marionette lines, does not have full jowls, and does not have major neck aging changes that require a full face and neck lift.

Your midface is aging very gracefully: you have a fairly smooth contour at the junction of the lower lid and cheek, a full and youthful-appearing cheek volume, and very mild nasolabial folds. In neutral expression the corners of your mouth are slightly upturned, which also is a youthful feature. So you do not need treatment of the midface, as would be accomplished by a more extensive High-SMAS face and neck lift.

I think that you would get the most for your investment of time and money from a lower face and neck lift procedure, with lateral tightening of the lower SMAS and platysma to create the most dramatic contour enhancement at the junction of face and neck. You have little to no fat excess in the area below your jawline, and while one would need to evaluate you in person to confirm this, it is quite possible that the rejuvenation of your jawline and neck could be accomplished from a lateral approach only, i.e. without a submental (below the chin) incision, and without a midline platysmaplasty (suturing the platysma muscles together in the midline).

Simultaneous structural fat grafting is now fairly routine in most facial rejuvenation surgeries, particularly among surgeons who strive to create truly youthful and natural-appearing results. While you do not have significant lower facial soft tissue atrophy, you definitely would benefit - as most facelift patients do - from fat grafting of the area below the corners of your mouth (which tend to gradually deepen into ‘marionette lines’) and the anterior jawline (the area between the chin and jowl which tends to become hollow over time). This will help to both turn the clock back and help your surgical results to be more long-lasting.

A tip regarding the surgical scars: you have a hairstyle that will conceal your incisions while they are healing, but ultimately you want to be able to wear your hair up or pulled back with confidence. Make sure the surgeon you select can show you close-up ‘before and after’ photographs of the ears, so that you have confidence that your face and neck lift scars will most likely be faint to invisible, with no distortion of the natural contours of your ears.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 97 reviews

It can vary

With Concept™ Facelift we have combined different surgical techniques and latest innovations to perform the latest local anaesthetic facelift by minimising the scar, and reducing the bruising and downtime. The consequence is the achievement of a fresh, natural looking you with long lasting results.

The cosmetic procedure is similar to a mini facelift as it is performed with a short scar that runs in front of the ear, down to the ear lobe and tucked behind the ear. There will be no dressings or drains afterwards. This is performed as a day case, walk in-walk out procedure with minimal bruising and downtime.

Our base price for our Concept Facelift is £6000 - although an accurate quote can be done at the time of consultation. All the best for your discovery of information to get your desired result.


If you are paying more than $6000, you are probably paying too much or you are getting more than a mini lift.

Nasimul Huq, MD
Niagara Falls Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Cost of Minilift.

Minilift costs can vary from different parts of the country.  The costs can vary from 5000-15000 depending on who you go to.  The most important thing is going to someone who has results that are shown in their before and after books.

Benjamin Bassichis, MD, FACS
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

Costs of a minilift or minimally invasive facelift procedure

The price for this type of procedure varies significantly depending upon where in the country you are located. The price in our part of Florida I've seen ranges from around 5500 to 7500 dollars. Our price including anesthesia, facility and professional fees is around 6550. I hope this information helps.

Scott Trimas, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Mini FaceLift Cost

It can range from $5000-$10000 depending on how extensive the procedure is, if there are any additional procedures being added to enhance the facelift outcome such as fat grafting. 

Nicole Schrader, MD, FACS
Princeton Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Mini facelift cost in Atlanta

The cost of a minifacelift ranges from $6500 - $8500 with anesthesia and operating room costs in Atlanta.  The cost varies based on how long the lift lasts, the surgeon's credentials, the surgeons reputation, geographic location, revision rate, and demand.  

Mike Majmundar, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Cost for mini facelift

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Costs will depend on several factors: the geographic location, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and operating room and anesthesia fees. Approximate costs can be found on the Real Self website,, or

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 71 reviews

How Much Does a Mini Lift Cost?

I would recommend an in person consultation with a Facial Plastic Surgeon in your area. A complete evaluation including your concerns and facial exam can be performed during this consultation. Price should not be your only determining factor when you are choosing a surgeon. Experience and results are more important.

Hope this helps,
Dr. Gus Diaz

Gustavo A. Diaz, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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