What is a Mini or Band-Aid Facelift?
As a simpler procedure to a traditional facelift, a "Mini" or "Band-Aid" facelift offers a tighter, refreshed look with minimal downtime. Performed in the office under local anesthesia, the "Mini" or "Band-Aid" facelift tightens the cheek and improves the sagging skin around the jawline and fold between the nose and mouth. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence is skilled and experienced in offering "Mini" or "Band-Aid" facelifts for patients who are wanting a more youthful appearance without a long recovery period. Patients are able to return to activities of daily life immediately after the "Mini" or "Band-Aid" facelift and rarely experience any visible scarring or bruising. Learn more about the Band-Aid facelift and whether you may be a candidate for this procedure by contacting our practice in Atlanta, GA to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Lawrence.
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Am I A Candidate for a Band-Aid Facelift?
Candidates for a Band-Aid facelift may be desiring a more youthful appearance but are not ready for a full traditional facelift procedure. This could include younger individuals or those with moderate facial aging. Additionally, a Band-Aid facelift can also be used as a touch-up procedure for patients who have had a previous facelift. Patients desiring a Band-Aid facelift should also be in good overall health. During a thorough consultation at our Atlanta, GA facility, Dr. Lawrence will be able to better evaluate if you are an ideal candidate for a Band-Aid facelift procedure.
Band-Aid Facelift Technique
The Band-Aid facelift procedure will be performed in one of our spacious procedure rooms at our Atlanta facility. Dr. Lawrence will completely numb the treatment area before getting started. After the area is prepped, small incisions may be made above the ears, under the chin, behind the ears, or along the nape of the neck. The exact location of the incision will be dependent on the goals of the patient and the area being treated. Next, the skin will be lifted, tightened, and trimmed, if necessary, before the sutures are put in place to close the incisions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the recovery like for a Band-Aid facelift?
Following your Band-Aid facelift procedure, patients will be able to leave our facility and return home to fully recover. Our experienced team will be able to provide all necessary aftercare instructions. There may be some slight swelling and bruising around the area that was treated, but this will subside, and ice and over-the-counter painkillers can help to ease any discomfort. Patients will also need to attend a follow-up appointment so that Dr. Lawrence can evaluate the healing process.
How do I know if a Band-Aid facelift is ideal for me?
The Band-Aid facelift is ideal for individuals who are looking to target a specific area of skin laxity. This could include younger patients with mild aging or those who have had a previous facelift and are wanting a touch-up treatment. Either way, a Band-Aid facelift can be customized to the patient's needs and be able to specifically treat areas of aging with less recovery time.
What results can I expect?
After your Band-Aid facelift procedure, you will be able to notice tighter, more youthful skin in the areas that were treated. If the removal of fatty tissue was performed, you can also expect a slimmer facial appearance with more defined features. A Band-Aid facelift can allow you to look years younger with a healthy, youthful complexion.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $4,000
- Recovery Time
- 5-7 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Learn More About Your Facelift Options
If you are not ready for a traditional, full facelift, a Band-Aid facelift could be an ideal option for you. Depending upon your needs and goals, Dr. Lawrence will create a customized Band-Aid facelift procedure specifically for you. Contact our team in Atlanta, GA to learn more and to determine if you may be a candidate for this procedure.