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Mini Facelift Offered at our Convenient Location in Birmingham, Alabama

Unlock the secret to a younger, refreshed you with mini facelifts at Core Plastic Surgery. Dr. Grady Core, a board-certified plastic surgeon, presents an enticing option for those in Birmingham and Mountain Brook seeking a rejuvenated appearance without the need for a full facelift. ​​By targeting and tightening the SMAS, these procedures restore youthful contours, eradicating jowls and wrinkles, tailored precisely to your unique needs. Experience the power of a mini facelift, the go-to choice for discerning individuals seeking natural, satisfying rejuvenation. Consult with Dr. Grady Core, and unveil the younger, more vibrant version of yourself.

Rebuild, Renew, Rejuvenate

What is a Mini-Facelift?

Sometimes it is not necessary to undergo a full facelift to achieve your desired look. At Core Plastic Surgery, Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs mini facelifts on people living in Birmingham and Mountain Brook who want to look and feel younger but do not need the extent of a traditional facelift.

The term mini lift has come into popularity over the last five to six years, and there are a variety of procedures that are in the mini lift category. Other terms patients may hear that apply to this type of procedure would include C-lift, S-lift, lifestyle lift, and MACS lift. The common denominator of all these procedures is that they are less invasive with less undermining into the central part of the face, and the rejuvenation process is based on the tightening of the underneath layer of the face called the SMAS.

Less Invasive | Minimal Downtime

The SMAS, or the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, is a critical layer of tissue that provides structural support to the face. As we age, this layer begins to sag and lose elasticity, resulting in visible signs of aging like wrinkles and jowls. The mini-lift procedures aim to address these concerns without the extensive incisions and downtime associated with traditional facelifts. By focusing on the SMAS, these techniques can effectively lift and tighten the facial tissues, restoring a more youthful appearance. Moreover, the mini-lift procedures are customizable to each patient's unique needs, allowing for targeted improvements in specific areas of concern. Thanks to these advantages, more individuals are considering mini lifts as a viable option for facial rejuvenation, leading to their rise in popularity over the past few years. It is essential for patients to consult with a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon to determine the most suitable mini-lift procedure for their individual goals and ensure satisfying and natural-looking results.

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A Newfound Sense of Confidence

What are the benefits of a Mini-Facelift?

A mini facelift is not as invasive as a traditional facelift and benefits patients by:

Fewer Side Effects Than a Traditional Facelift

With a mini facelift Birmingham patients can experience several significant advantages due to the procedure being less invasive than its traditional counterpart. One of the most prominent benefits is the reduction in side effects when compared to a traditional facelift. As the procedure involves smaller incisions and less manipulation of the facial tissues, patients are more likely to experience less post-operative discomfort, bruising, and swelling. This means a smoother recovery process and a quicker return to daily activities, which is particularly appealing to those with busy lifestyles.

Smaller Incisions and Diminished Scarring

Another advantage of the mini facelift is the use of smaller incisions. These tiny openings are strategically placed, typically hidden within the hairline or natural facial creases, resulting in minimized scarring. Many patients find this aspect reassuring, as it allows them to enjoy the rejuvenating effects of the procedure without the worry of conspicuous scars.

Shorter Downtime and Recovery

Furthermore, the shortened downtime and recovery period associated with the mini facelift can make a significant difference in a patient's experience. Compared to the longer recovery required for a traditional facelift, individuals who undergo a mini facelift can often resume their daily routines and social engagements more quickly. This not only adds convenience but also contributes to a positive emotional aspect of the recovery process, boosting overall patient satisfaction.

Increase in Self-Confidence

Perhaps one of the most compelling benefits of a mini facelift is the boost in self-confidence it provides. As the signs of aging are subtly reversed, patients often report feeling more youthful, refreshed, and rejuvenated. This newfound sense of confidence can have a positive impact on various aspects of life, from personal relationships to professional endeavors.

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Your Mini-Facelift Consultation

With his extensive training and board certification in plastic surgery, Dr. Core has earned a reputation for delivering outstanding results and helping patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals. He combines surgical skills with a personalized approach to ensure each patient's unique needs are met. Whether you're looking to turn back the clock on facial aging or seeking reconstruction after an injury or medical condition, Dr. Core's passion for his craft and dedication to patient satisfaction make him the ideal choice for your cosmetic journey. Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast to look and feel younger. Contact Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!

What is Involved With My Mini Facelift?

Your Mini-Facelift Procedure

In Dr. Core’s procedures, the incision is always a post-tragal incision, which means that there is no scar in front of the ear, and the incision extends behind the tragus or the small tab that you can feel just in front of your ear canal. By placing the incision behind this tragus, the incision becomes completely camouflaged and very difficult to see, even with the hair up. The incision in this location is the same for any facial rejuvenation procedure, whether it is a mini lift or a standard facelift. The part of the incision that goes behind the ear, however, may be shorter or longer depending on the amount of skin that needs to be taken out of the neck. A mini lift takes approximately two hours to complete and is under general anesthesia.

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When Will I See the Results From My Mini Facelift?

Mini-Facelift Results

Our Birmingham mini facelift patients recovery may take several weeks, to become visible as the swelling and bruising subside. The goal of a mini facelift is to look toned without looking like you’ve “had work done.”

Natural-Looking Enhancement

Mini-Facelift Recovery and Aftercare

The patient is usually required to spend the night at the hospital, and recovery usually takes approximately one week. However, if this recovery is more from a social standpoint for swelling and bruising, whereas in terms of physical activity, the patient will actually feel quite good the following day. Return to social activities is possible in one week in many cases and certainly not outside two weeks. An instruction sheet for home care will be included with the patient and will include directions on hair washing and care of the incisions. Immediately after surgery, the patient needs to keep their head up for four to five days in order to minimize swelling. The patient is seen on the first postoperative day, and dressings will be removed. When the patient goes home, there will be no drains and no dressings.

Mini-Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

A mini facelift is ideal for those who want a longer-lasting result than what can be achieved with dermal fillers or for those who may not need a traditional facelift. To be sure a mini facelift is the answer, we recommend people have a consultation with Dr. Core so that he can evaluate the concerns to determine if a mini facelift is the best option.

Preparing for a mini facelift initially involves a consultation with Dr. Core. Once you determine you want the surgery, we provide you with a detailed list of pre-op instructions to follow leading up to the day of your surgery.

The patient should refrain from driving for several days since there will be some tightening in the neck area, which can put on stress when turning the head to see outside the vehicle. The patient should also avoid tilting the neck downwards significantly after the procedure for four to five days.

At Core Plastic Surgery in Birmingham mini facelift costs can vary with each patient based on their plan and whether other procedures are done at the same time. We review costs with you during your consultation, along with payment and financing options through CareCredit®.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and get you on your way to beautiful, natural-looking results. Contact us.

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