I think a mini facelift is designed for a person with mini expectations, and what really happens is people have a mini facelift thinking they're going to have maxi results and they don't. So I'm not much of an enthusiast for the mini lift.

I think that the lower facelift generally consists of doing everything from kind of the temple down, cheeks, neck, submandibular area, and the full facelift includes the forehead as well. And then there's always the eyelids which are often done at the same time as the facelift.

Reasons Against Getting a Mini-Facelift: "They're Designed For People With Mini Expectations"

Dr. George Commons goes through the different types of facelifts and their pros and cons.