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Mini Face Lift


If you want to improve the aesthetic appearance of the lower portion of your face without the level of intervention required by a full face lift, then turn to Michael Schwartz, M.D., a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery who offers mini face lifts to those patients who live in and around Los Angeles, Pasadena and the surrounding communities of California who want to put their best face forward.

What is a Mini Face Lift (Mid Face Lift)?

Dr. Michael Schwartz is pleased to offer mini facelift surgery to Pasadena and Los Angeles area residents. It is often possible to address changes in the midface and neck due to aging without directly disrupting the neck tissues and gaining the necessary lift from around the ear area on both sides. Do you have concerns about certain areas on your face, particularly from the cheeks down? This less invasive mini face lift procedure with Dr. Schwartz can help you to restore and recapture much of your youthful vitality and is frequently combined with appropriate non-surgical options, such as dermal fillers or fat transfers to achieve the facial contour that is right for you and the look you want.

Benefits of a Mini Face Lift (Mid Face Lift)

The use of smaller incisions and alterations in the mini facelift allows for minimal cutting of the skin, which reduces scarring, recovery time and financial cost. Unlike a traditional facelift, a mini facelift may not be able to reduce all of the effects of aging of the face. While a complete face lift is aimed at providing results throughout the face, a mini facelift addresses specific target regions in specific areas of the face and the neck.  The procedure causes significantly less swelling and minimal bruising if any, and the patient can usually return to work in a week or less.

Who is a Candidate for A Mini Face Lift (Mid Face Lift)?

The scope of a mini facelift can vary from limited surgery on the face to include minor surgical work on your neck. Please contact the practice of Dr. Michael Schwartz if you would like more information about the mini facelift. A mini face lift may also be performed using an S-lift incision, which mimics the traditional one used for a lower facelift but does not extend as far behind the ear. This discreet incision just behind the ear is advisable if you play sports or tie your hair in a ponytail and do not have an excess of skin on the neck. Our Pasadena office is convenient to patients throughout Los Angeles County. To find out if you are a good candidate for a mini face lift or to discuss the procedure with Dr. Schwartz, please contact our cosmetic surgery practice in Pasadena today.

What is the Mini Face Lift Procedure?

The basic incisions for a mini facelift are the same as in a full face lift. However, the incisions do not extend around the ears as much as in a full face lift. A mini face lift involves nominal dissection of the muscles in the cheek area, requiring only a small incision along the inside of the ear but still allowing Dr. Schwartz to access those regions necessary to perform this modified procedure.

Face Lift Recovery

During your mini facelift recovery, a dressing will be placed around your face by Dr. Schwartz to minimize swelling and bruising once your procedure is completed. Thin tubes may be present to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin. You will be given specific instructions by Dr. Schwartz that will include how to care for the surgical site and drains, and medications to take orally to aid healing.

How Much Does a Mini Face Lift Cost in Pasadena, CA?

Your mini face lift with Dr. Schwartz is typically performed as an elective cosmetic procedure and is generally not covered by your medical insurance. Your cost for your mini face lift with Dr. Schwartz will vary based on your personal needs and goals. Dr. Schwartz provides convenient financing through Alphaeon Credit, Prosper® Healthcare Lending, and CareCredit® in addition to accepting cash, personal checks and credit cards, so you can look your best with a mini face lift.

If you live in or around Los Angeles, Pasadena or the surrounding communities of California, please contact board-certified facial plastic surgeon Michael Schwartz, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about whether a mini face lift’s benefits are right for you.


Pasadena Plastic Surgery
425 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626-822-3470
Fax: 626-793-2912

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