Mini Facelift Plastic Surgery – Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery, & Results

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Posted on January 31, 2019 under Post-Operation, Cosmetic Surgery, Facelift, Facial Rejuvenation, Liposuction, Medical Spa

Mini Facelift Plastic Surgery - Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery, & Results

Mini facelift or a partial facelift cosmetic surgery is a popular procedure sought by both women and men who need limited corrections in the lower face or a maintenance procedure to delay the facial signs of aging. The procedure is designed to reduce loose skin and wrinkles in the lower third of the face. It involves small incisions around the ears, which result in minimal, inconspicuous scarring.

Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Dean Jabs and Dr. Franklin Richards, having offices in McLean VA and Bethesda MD, receive patients from Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and surrounding communities for mini facelift and various other procedures.

Facelift Before & After Photo Gallery

Restoring Chin Definition

A mini facelift procedure is commonly used to restore definition to the chin through surgical removal of excess fatty tissue and skillfully tightening the remaining tissue. Mini facelift cosmetic surgery can accentuate the appearance of the chin and the lower face.

Some of the prominent aging signs in the lower face can be addressed with this procedure. Women and men who are genetically predisposed to having loss of definition in the jaw or the ones who experience hormonal changes that may cause such condition may seek correction with mini facelift surgery.


The plastic surgeon will explain the benefits of mini facelift at the time of initial consultation. Dr. Jabs and Dr. Richards provide this procedure to patients in Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and nearby locations.

• Scarring is minimal because the incisions can be hidden easily within the hairline and natural facial contours.
• Pain, swelling, bruising and soreness is minimal, and the risk of complications is much lower as compared to a full facelift.
• The procedure is conservative and customizable to suit the specific facial anatomy of the patient.
• Mini facelift will avoid the need for general anesthesia.
• Downtime involved is relatively lesser as compared to a full facelift surgery.

Mini Facelift Procedure Video


The procedure will begin with the surgeon placing incisions in front of the ears that extend to the hairline, behind the ear. Through the incisions, the surgeon will pull the tissue outward and upward toward the ears. This will allow for reduction of loose skin and jowls and diminishing of lines and wrinkles in the lower face.

As the skin and SMAS come to a position that enhances the facial contours and the natural bone structure, they will be sutured into place, and excess tissue will be trimmed away. The entire procedure may take about two hours.


Mini facelift surgery may consume about $3,000 to $7,000 from your net worth, depending on the type of technique used and the extent of surgery involved. Most patients will have the option to get the procedure financed through credit cards, bank loans, personal borrowings, and medical care financing companies.


Most of the patients will be able to return to their normal routine or go to work in about one week. However, complete swelling will take several weeks to disappear. Results will continue to establish over a period of several months.

If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. and A. Dean Jabs, M.D. please visit or Serving patients in and around Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, McLean, Bethesda, Fairfax County, Rockville, Alexandria, Chevy Chase and Potomac.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery Associates | + posts

Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers