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Mini Facelift in Miami, FL

Non-surgical treatments like injectables and fillers are great for maintaining a youthful appearance and aging on your own terms. However, there may come a time when you might want a bit more oomph from your facial rejuvenation efforts. If you are looking for a longer-lasting solution for fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity but are not yet ready for a complete facelift, then the mini facelift might be precisely what you’re looking for.

What is a mini facelift?

A mini facelift is a less invasive facelift technique that can provide you with a more significant facial rejuvenation than non-surgical procedures like injectables and fillers alone. This procedure requires smaller incisions than a traditional facelift and has a much simpler recovery period.

What Are the Benefits of a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is like the middle ground for facial rejuvenation: it provides a more dramatic and lasting result than temporary fillers, but it is less invasive than a traditional facelift. This means it is ideal for patients with aging concerns but none so severe that it would warrant a full facelift. A mini facelift can:

  • Tighten loose, sagging skin around the jaw, chin, and upper neck
  • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the lower face
  • Lift the underlying tissues for a more sculpted look
  • Improve the profile for a chiseled jawline and slimmed chin
  • Remove excess pockets of submental fat
  • Provide the above benefits with smaller incisions and less recovery time

What Are My Mini Facelift Options?

Your mini facelift will be tailored to your needs. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini provides personalized surgical plans that help her patients reach their goals. Many patients like to customize their mini facelifts further by combining procedures.


Another fantastic option for subtle yet effective rejuvenation is blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), a cosmetic procedure that takes years off the appearance of the eyes. Blepharoplasty restores a youthful appearance by removing excess skin that causes sagging and removing or repositioning fat under the eyes.

Neck Lift

Adding a neck lift to your mini facelift can create a more seamless appearance if you have more severe neck banding, wrinkles, and sagging. A neck lift specifically targets loose skin and pockets of fat that other procedures cannot adequately address.

If you want to combine procedures, discuss your options with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini during your initial consultation.

We would love to discuss your surgery with you during a private consultation. VK Cosmetic Surgical Arts is located in the Bay Harbor Islands just 30 minutes north of Miami. Contact our office online or give us a call at 786-719-1780 to schedule your mini facelift consultation with Miami cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini.

Am I a Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini recommends the mini facelift for women and men who are struggling with mild signs of aging, such as mild jowling and loose skin under the chin. If you regularly undergo non-surgical treatments such as neurotoxins (BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®) and/or fillers but want to take the next step with more significant and longer-lasting results, then a mini facelift may be the right surgical option for you.

If your signs of aging are more advanced, such as deeper facial folds or harsher jowls, then Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini may recommend a traditional facelift for optimal results.

How Is a Mini Facelift Performed?

Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will carefully reposition the underlying tissue during your surgery to achieve a more youthful and lifted profile. The skin is then skillfully smoothed and tightened before the incisions are closed to achieve your desired appearance.

How Long Is Mini Facelift Recovery?

Recovery after a mini facelift is generally much shorter than that of a traditional facelift and is most always done under local anesthesia. After your mini facelift, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will apply the necessary bandages to assist with the healing process. She will also provide you with her personal cell number in case you have any questions or concerns.

You will begin to notice dramatic improvements to the look of your face after just a few short days. There will be some bruising and swelling, but this will gradually fade and can be concealed with makeup. We recommend taking about a week off work to ensure the best healing experience and optimal results.

When Will I See My Mini Facelift Results?

Immediately following your mini facelift, you will experience swelling, bruising, and tightness in the treatment areas. As this fades, you will begin to see your initial results. Excess skin and fat will be eliminated, and your jawline and chin profile will be enhanced into a sharper contour.

You should be able to see the results of your mini facelift after two to three weeks or once the swelling and bruising have subsided.

Mini Facelift FAQ

How much does a mini facelift cost in Miami?

The mini facelift cost in Miami will vary depending on the extent of necessary revision,  if you have combined your procedure with any others, and factors such as facility and anesthesia fees. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will happily provide you with an accurate cost estimate once a surgical plan has been created and agreed upon.

Will I have scars after a mini facelift?

Mini facelifts are less invasive than traditional methods because Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will make much smaller incisions. These smaller incisions are typically placed around the ears, making them more discreet. Therefore, any subsequent scarring is minor and easy to hide. Most scars should fade with time and proper aftercare.

Is a mini facelift painful?

Mini facelifts are generally performed under local anesthesia so that you will feel no pain during the procedure. Since this procedure requires smaller incisions and targets a more select area of the face, the recovery period is much more manageable than if you undergo a traditional facelift.

Why is a mini facelift considered minimally invasive?

A mini facelift targets a smaller area of the face than a traditional facelift. During this procedure, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will remove skin and manipulate the underlying tissue of the chin, jaw, and lower face only. This, paired with local anesthetic and small incisions, makes the mini facelift a less invasive process than alternative options.

Is a mini facelift permanent?

No cosmetic surgery procedure can stop the natural aging process, nor can it combat external factors such as genetics, sun damage, and lifestyle changes. In any case, a mini facelift is intended to be a long-lasting procedure, with many patients enjoying the results for years with minor maintenance.

You can help maintain the mini facelift results by practicing good skin care habits, such as avoiding excessive sun exposure and using SPF daily.

Interested in Learning More About Mini Facelift Surgery in Miami, FL?

If you want to take the next step in your facial rejuvenation, we would love to discuss your options and answer any questions or concerns. Call us at 786.719.1780 to schedule a private mini facelift consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini. VK Cosmetic Surgical Arts is in the Bay Harbor Islands in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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