Low-Impact Thread Lift
The mini facelift procedure significantly reduces signs of aging in the face by tightening skin in the mid-face, jawline, and upper neck. Also known as a thread lift, it is quite effective for people with moderate sagging of the skin and jowls. The results produce a more natural look, avoiding the "drawn up" effect of a full facelift (see example before-and-after photos below). It works by inserting medical-grade threads just under the skin, and using these to gently lift the cheeks and jowls. This approach can also be applied to the neck. The result firms up facial contours, and gives the jawline a crisper, more youthful silhouette.
The treatment takes place under local anaesthetic or IV sedation, and involves creating small incisions at the hairline and at the ears. Skin at the cheek area is loosened with a special instrument, allowing it to slide upwards. It is then stitched in position under tension. The small incisions are closed with a few stitches hidden by the hair. For this reason, the mini facelift is often also referred to as the "one-stitch facelift". To achieve the best results, the patient keeps a pressure dressing on the area for 2 weeks.
This procedure is often combined with Vaser liposuction, which is used to remove excess fat (see before and after photos below). As skin thickness is an important factor for an aesthetic result, the mini facelift is sometimes performed in conjunction with gold thread skin rejuvenation, used to rejuvenate the skin. This both improves the skin's elasticity and its suppleness.
This treatment is not suitable for people with excessive skin sagging. However, for moderate cases, excess skin can be surgically removed, and underlying tissues lifted providing a result that is almost the equivalent of a full facelift, but with minimal surgical trauma. This is called an extended mini facelift.
The best way to learn more about the mini facelift (as well as about the different types of facelifts) is to visit us for a free consultation. During your visit to our clinic, your surgeon will be able to show you before and after photos of results for our past patients similar to you. This is the best way to decide whether you are likely to be satisfied with the results. The doctor will also perform a thorough examination of your face, and will advise on the suitability of this surgery for your case.
How much does a Mini Facelift cost?
As it uses only local anaesthetic or IV sedation, and requires no post-operative hospitalization, the cost of a Mini Facelift is significantly lower than a standard one, and is affordable by most people. The procedure costs between £3500 and £5500, depending on the number of threads used. Extended mini facelifts cost a bit more.
To give you the best price estimate, we offer a free consultation in our London clinic, which you can schedule by filling in the contact form at the top of this page, or by giving us a call on the number at the top right of this page. We are happy to answer your questions.
Mini-Face Lift Before and After Photos
The following before and after photos represents a small sample of results achieved for patients treated in our clinic. Your surgeon will be able to show you a wider array of photos most closely matching your case during your free consultation. Please contact us with your questions, which we will be happy to answer.Before Vaser Lipo & Facelift Result After ProcedureBefore Procedure After Mini FaceliftSagging Jowl Before Jowl After Mini FaceliftBefore Facelift After Thead Lift Procedure