The mini facelift is known by various names, like a short scar facelift, baby boomer lift, or the s-lift. It is appropriate for people who notice aging in the mid to lower face but do not show severe amounts of excess skin around their neck and jawline.

Facial aging changes occur from laxity of the skin, gravity and loss of facial volume. This minimally invasive technique with less down-time than traditional facelift can turn back the clock on facial aging by resolving its most visible effects. A mini facelift can be done as a standalone operation or concurrently with other treatments.

Mini facelifts are particularly valuable for younger patients or patients with mild to moderate laxity around their jawline. The mini facelift is popular with younger patients from their mid-30s on up. It may also be employed as a secondary facelift if you have already had facelift surgery in the past. The short scar facelift can be combined with other cosmetic procedures like blepharoplasty, cheek or a brow lift to maximize rejuvenation. A mini facelift includes repositioning portions of the lower face showing signs of aging. The incision is about half the length of a traditional facelift just in front of the ear and wraps behind the ear. The bruising, swelling and discomfort is minimal compared to conventional facelifts, according to most patients.