Do you want to look younger for years but don’t want to take weeks away from your full, active life? You can reinvigorate your appearance in a powerful way and need only a fraction of the downtime through a mini-facelift in Jacksonville at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Roberto Garcia is an industry leader in making people look and feel their absolute best by focusing his expertise on the face. He and his highly trained, compassionate team are Jacksonville, Florida’s minilift and facial cosmetic medicine experts. They are dedicated to providing you with the outstanding care you deserve.
The mini-facelift procedure (sometimes called a “minilift” or “S-lift”) is a surgical procedure that focuses on rejuvenating the appearance in the lower half of your face. It is less involved than a full, traditional facelift and therefore requires less time to execute, is less traumatic for your body, and recovery is quicker and less painful. While the minilift can provide significant, positive results, they are typically less dramatic than those realized through a full facelift.
As your skin ages, collagen and fibrin break down diminishing its youthful elasticity and vibrance. Sun damage, environmental stressors, lifestyle, and genetics can all contribute to these negative changes. In the end, your damaged and unhealthy skin can no longer resist wrinkles or maintain its firm, smooth texture. A minilift combats these changes by repositioning and fortifying the underlying tissue (like muscles, tendons, and fat) and removing excess skin. The result: smoother, healthier skin and a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.
Mini-facelifts are an excellent option for people who are unsatisfied with non-surgical facial rejuvenation methods but don’t need or aren’t ready for full facelift surgery. This is often the case with younger patients or patients who solely need improvement in their cheeks, mouth, or along their jawline. The minilift can address common concerns like:
A minilift is usually not the ideal procedure for people with excess skin on their neck, wrinkles around their eyes, or severe wrinkling on their face. During your consultation, you and Dr. Garcia will discuss all of your concerns about your appearance and consider your options to address them. Throughout your experience with him, Dr. Garcia strives to help you feel informed, comfortable, and appreciated.
There are alternatives to surgery like a minilift that can still enhance your appearance. Their effects will not be as significant or long-lasting as a mini-facelift, but they are still excellent options. Non-surgical treatments include:
Neuromodulators use refined botulinum toxin to immobilize wrinkle-causing muscles in the face.
Dermal fillers inject medical-grade compounds beneath the skin to plump sunken regions and reduce wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion and microneedling remove old, damaged skin and promote regrowth.
Laser skin resurfacing harnesses light energy to stimulate collagen production and the development of new, healthy skin. Ultimately, we have no desire to pressure you into any particular procedure. We want to help you find the solution that fits your comfort level, budget, and lifestyle perfectly.
Dr. Garcia performs all of the surgical procedures at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, including mini-facelifts. They’re all done as outpatient procedures at our state-of-the-art and luxurious clinic in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
The operation typically employs general anesthesia, so you are advised to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home. Once the anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Garcia will make a small incision from your hairline to the bottom of your ear to reposition your skin. The incision is closed with sutures (usually dissolvable), and the process is repeated on the other side of the face. Following surgery, you will be discharged to an aftercare nurse who will stay with you the first night to monitor your progress.
The recovery time for a minilift is typically much shorter than for a full facelift, but it still needs to be closely managed. We usually recommend patients be prepared to take about a week away from work and their daily routines to focus on healing.
In the initial days after surgery, you can expect to experience some discomfort, as well as swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness, especially around the incision. It is also common for Dr. Garcia to install a small drain tube to prevent fluid from building up. It will be vital during your first week of recovery to rest, keep your incision and skin clean, and allow your body to heal. Before your surgery, we will provide you with all the prescriptions and aftercare instructions you need to make your recovery as quick and comfortable as possible. We will also schedule follow-up appointments to evaluate your progress and answer any questions you may have along the way.
As your recovery progresses and the swelling and discoloration subside, you should begin to see your results. Your skin should appear tighter, firmer, and your wrinkles may have completely disappeared. All this, but still with a natural, healthy look.
Unfortunately, a minilift does not stop the aging process. However, most patients see their results last for as long as 10 years. Maintaining a determined and effective skincare regimen and healthy lifestyle will significantly impact how long you will enjoy your rejuvenated appearance.
Dr. Garcia and his team are excited to get to know you and help you discover if a minilift is the answer you’ve been seeking. You can simply click here to request an appointment. We look forward to walking with you on your journey to your most fulfilling, beautiful life!
Mini-facelifts are a very safe procedure. But like any surgery, there is always some risk of complications. These can include:
The cost of a minilift varies based on factors like location, anesthesia, the extent of the procedure, and the expertise of your surgeon and their team. The average cost typically ranges between $8,000-10,000. Dr. Garcia will review your situation and give you a specific estimate based on your proposed surgery during your consultation.
Under the direction of visionary double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in a relaxed and serene setting. Schedule a virtual or in-person consultation today to get the first glimpse of your future self.
230 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082