How Long Until I Can Have Treatments SUch as Fraxel and Fillers After Mini Lift?

I had a mini lift 3 months ago and want to know if Mild Fraxel, Fillers etc. can be performed now or should I wait longer for everything to heal? I had severe swelling afterward and all is well now except for some numbness around the front of ears.

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When to have laser and fillers after lift.


The advantages of mini lift procedures are several, including the ability to combine multiple procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid), fat transfer, and laser skin resurfacing procedures with the lifting surgery.  I generally perform these procedures in one session.  If you choose to stage these procedures, fillers and laser could be accomplished within 4-6 weeks of a mini lift.  Laser skin resurfacing serves to remove discoloration of the skin and improve tone and overall quality;  mini lifts serve to elevate jowl and sagging neck tissues.

Wayne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Timing for Postop Facelift fillers and other treatments

Assuming you had a normal recovery, three months or more after either a Mini Facelift or Full Facelift is safe to consider use of injectable fillers, Botox/Dysport, mild chemical or laser peels and other adjunct or maintenance procedures.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Cosmetic treatments 3 months after minilift

Three months is enough time for your face to heal. There should be no problem with having these procedures done. It is probably a good idea to discuss this with the your surgeon before getting dermal fillers or laser work.

Babak Azizzadeh, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Until I Can Have Treatments SUch as Fraxel and Fillers After Mini Lift?

  Fillers after a mini Face Lift should not be a problem at anytime however a Fraxel Laser might have to wait for 6 months or so based on how extensively the skin flap is elevated on the face.  Your Face Lift Surgeon should be able to make that determination.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Procedures AFTER a Mini Lift?

There is little doubt you are ready to have some additional procedures. What we are waiting for is  a return of a robust collateral circulation to the skin flaps before you treat the skin additionally.  A three month wait is quite sufficient to have reestablished the blood supply. The numbness will take a few more months. The severe swelling immediately after will have no impact.  Be sure to get on a great skin care regime and stick to it. Great product lines exisit to turn the age of you skin back many years. Good Luck.

Charles Virden, MD
Reno Plastic Surgeon
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