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Colorado Facelift Surgeons Report Benefits of Mini Facelift

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on July 19, 2010

A group of facelift surgeons in Colorado are pointing to the benefits of the mini facelift procedure, a procedure that can be performed without extensive surgery. The mini facelift is performed using a set of cosmetic injectable fillers, including Botox, Restylane, Juvederm and other leading fillers to plump up lines and wrinkles, improve the texture of the skin, and reduce muscular contraction to prevent the further formation of wrinkles.

Dr. Steven Vath and Dr. Andrew Wolfe of Denver, Colorado believe that Botox and other injectables can be very effective for reducing or eliminating the signs of aging. While the mini facelift, also known as the “liquid facelift”, does not involve any repositioning of facial tissues or a tightening of the skin, the procedure does offer a number of benefits for those who don’t want to or don’t need to undergo extensive surgery. The mini facelift does only provide temporary results, but is a non-invasive procedure that can be an attractive alternative to surgery for many.

Dr. Vath indicates that the mini facelift can deliver the results of a traditional facelift, including reducing wrinkles, tightening the tissues around the neck, creating a sharper jaw line, and improving the overall facial profile. All of this can be achieved with less discomfort and downtime than traditional surgery.

In a traditional facelift, the surgeon must make a long incision around the scalp that runs down the hairline and around the ear. In a mini facelift, only a small incision is made from the sideburn hairline down to the ear, leaving most of the hairline untouched. This incision typically heals very quickly and is barely noticeable within weeks after the procedure. The procedure can also slightly tighten the underlying tissue without affecting the facial nerves, and thereby reduces the risk of nerve damage.

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