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Where can I obtain a natural mini facelift in Atlanta?
Dr. Mike Majmundar, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, performs some of the most natural results in a mini facelift Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, all have to offer.
A Natural mini-facelift, pioneered by Dr. Majmundar, is the latest, most innovative solution to aging and sagging skin. It is considered by many as the instant miracle to aging and is quickly becoming the most highly requested procedure among patients in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and other cities in the U.S.
Patients who choose to have a natural mini facelift reap the full benefits of a revitalized youthful appearance, while suffering very little scarring with minimum post-surgery risk and short recovery periods. The result of a natural mini-facelift lasts 7-10 years.
Who should consider a Natural mini facelift?
It is the most recommended treatment for patients who exhibit the first signs of aging, especially those between the ages of 35 and 50. Our Natural Mini-facelift, which is in high demand, targets specific areas of the face such as the neck, the cheek, or the chin and restores the youthful vitality by removing excess fat and tightening sagging skin in those areas. The procedure also appeals to patients who are new to plastic surgery. A natural mini-facelift provides patients the full benefits of a youthful appearance, minus the phobia of scarring, life-threatening post-surgical risks, and long periods of recovery under bandages and painkillers.
Though the average patient is 35-50 years of age, any patient with mild to moderate jowling and neck laxity is a candidate. The incisions are made in the common creases around the ear and heal well due to the nature of the natural mini facelift technique. There is a single small incision just below the chin used for neck liposuction (if needed) to obtain a uniform neck contour.
Benefits of a mini facelift include…
- Safe, effective procedure with shorter downtime
- Low risk procedure
- Long-lasting results
- Quickest improvement in jawline and neckline
- Natural-looking outcome
- Boosts confidence in one’s image
- Short treatment time
- Minimal scarring
- Helps achieve a more youthful aesthetic
What is the secret miracle of a natural mini facelift?
The reasons why our natural mini facelift in Alpharetta has become a logical choice for men and women in Atlanta and other major cities in America are based on the fact that the procedure is a unique surgical treatment that has to be performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon who knows exactly the right spot(s) to fix.
The procedure targets a specific area of the face and involves making very small incisions in a less visible region of the face, such as behind the ear, above the temple, or under the jaw line. Most of the time, people do not even notice that a person has undergone a natural mini facelift due to the minimum visibility of scarring.
How can I prepare for a natural mini facelift?
A natural mini-facelift is a quick surgery that is performed under sedation. The procedure lasts about 90 -120 minutes, depending on the amount of work that is required.
Patients are normally given a week’s rest from work and can resume daily activities 7 days after the surgery. Like all surgical procedures, patients may feel some pain or discomfort after the surgery but greater than 95% of patients use only Tylenol.
- Surgery: Outpatient
- Anesthesia: IV sedation or general anesthesia
- Procedure length: On average, 2 hours
Should I be concerned about looking ‘pulled’?
We consult with hundreds of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia every month regarding their facial appearance, and the most common concern or fear is ‘looking pulled’ or ‘weird’.
At Northside Plastic Surgery, we specialize in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results. Our signature procedures, such as our natural facelift in Atlanta, natural brow lift, or no scar rhinoplasty, are designed to result in a balanced, healthy, and natural contour.
How is this mini-facelift different?
Other mini facelift techniques rely on skin pulling to achieve the desired result. In the natural mini facelift, tissues below the skin are tightened and the overlying skin is gently re-draped, preventing a pulled or operated appearance every time, but still getting the beautiful jawline and neckline desired.
Unlike traditional mini facelifts that last 3-5 years, the natural mini facelift has a longevity of 7 years or longer.
Is the natural mini facelift painful?
Less than 5% of patients undergoing the natural facelift complain about pain. Every person has a different pain tolerance and, as such, pain medicine is provided to every patient; however, 95% of patients undergoing this procedure use nothing more than Tylenol.
Which is better, a mini facelift or full facelift?
The greatest difference between a mini and full facelift in our practice is in the amount of cosmetic improvement needed. . Because of our technique, both procedures last 7-10 years; however, some patients have more skin to be tightened which necessitates longer incisions and more lifting. Candidates for a mini facelift often have mild jowling in the lower face, and mild to moderate laxity or fullness in the neck. Mini facelift patients tend to be younger, usually under 60 years old, and are looking for mild to moderate improvement and lifting. Mini facelifts require smaller incisions and usually less recovery downtime, . Full facelifts are a great choice for patients beyond their 60s who need more than a bit of improvement in jowling and their neckline.
Is it normal to still have nasolabial folds after a mini facelift?
The deep groove from the nose to the corner of mouth can be improved with a mini facelift, however the loss of skin elasticity that occurs with aging isn’t the only cause of deep nasolabial folds. Other contributing factors can be small cheekbones, loss of facial bony volume with aging, and soft tissue volume loss in the midface or nasolabial fold itself can contribute to this. A mini facelift doesn't typically tighten the nasolabial fold very well,however, adding volume to offset midface and perioral volume loss can further improve this area. Options for volume include fat injections, filler injections, or facial implants.
Will I have scars after a mini facelift?
They’re likely to be virtually invisible. Because we use very fine sutures, don’t overpull the skin, and tighten the deeper tissues, the incisions are virtually undetectable when healing is complete. The location and curvature of the incisions help them better hide within the natural creases and other natural hiding spots of the face. It typically takes 1-3 months for incisions to heal and start fading from pink to to a more neutral hue, but can take as long as 12 months for them to fade entirely. Throughout the healing period, scars will be more obvious, but still virtually imperceptible and easily hidden by make up.
What can I expect from my recovery?
Our natural mini facelift requires going 7 days without exercising, heavy lifting, or bending over and a full 10 days for bruising and swelling to subside. Makeup can be used as soon following day 7, when stitches are removed. Patients are able to board a plane on day 7. Heavy lifting and exercising can also resume on day 7. Surprisingly, pain is not a major complaint as the majority of individuals will use a mild pain reliever such as Tylenol, but every patient will receive pain medicine for home use as needed. A good diet, the intermittent application of ice packs, getting plenty of rest, keeping the head elevated, and remaining hydrated will all help speed up recovery.
What is the cost of a natural mini facelift?
Dr. Majmundar and Dr. Lipin will assess the costs of your surgery during your personal consultation. Fees will depend on the complexity of your surgery, and on whether you are undergoing any additional treatments in tandem with your mini facelift. Our office will also assist you with applying for financing. The average cost of a mini facelift in Atlanta typically ranges from $4,500 to $8,000.
What is the cost of a natural mini facelift?
Dr. Majmundar and Dr. Lipin will assess the cost of your surgery during your confidential consultation in Atlanta. Fees will depend on the complexity of your surgery, and on whether you are undergoing any additional treatments in tandem with your mini facelift. Our office will assist you with applying for financing.
What anesthesia is used in a mini facelift?
The anesthesia used in a mini facelift usually comes down to a patient’s preference, but options include IV sedation, or general anesthesia. For patients who have mild laxity, our Quick Minilift can be performed under local anesthesia in the office. For patients who have more than mild laxity, we recommend some form of sedation or anesthesia to allow the appropriate level of lifting to be performed. The incisions and most of the work performed is around the ear so the different sounds can be loud and, in many cases, anxiety provoking to some patients which can increase bruising and bleeding.
Should I have a mini facelift or blepharoplasty first?
Both the mini facelift and blepharoplasty can be done to look very natural and can be done in either order. Start with the part of your face you’re most anxious to correct.
Does a mini facelift include tightening the muscles?
A mini facelift involves tightening of the SMAS layer that connects to the muscles, as well as tightening of the skin. But not all surgeons do it this way, some simply tighten skin and others tighten both. The amount of tightening done is also dependent on your surgeon. In our practice, we perform an extended tightening of the SMAS or use a deep plane approach to make results of the lift last even longer.
How long will my mini facelift results last?
Our natural minifacelifts are performed so they last 7-10 years just like our natural facelifts.
Are there any nonsurgical alternatives to a mini facelift?
There are definitely nonsurgical options available that will help patients tackle some of the more obvious and unwanted cosmetic problems on the face. These options include Botox, dermal fillers, Ultherapy, threadlifting, and Laser Skin Resurfacing. On a graduated scale, nonsurgical options would be at the bottom, followed by a mini facelift, which is followed by a full facelift. Each of these produce obvious cosmetic improvements, but choosing the best option would depend on how dramatic the results are you’re looking for and how long you want them to last.
Who should consider a Natural mini facelift?
Our natural mini facelift is the most recommended treatment for patients who exhibit the first or early signs of facial aging, particularly patients between ages 35 and 60. Our Natural Mini-facelift, which is in high demand, targets specific areas of the face, including the neck, the cheeks, and the chin, and restores youthful vitality by removing excess fat and tightening sagging skin in those areas. The procedure also appeals to patients who are new to plastic surgery. A natural mini-facelift provides patients the full benefits of a youthful appearance, minus the phobia of scarring, life-threatening post-surgical risks, and long periods of recovery under bandages and painkillers. Though the average patient is 35-60 years of age, any patient with mild to moderate jowling and neck laxity is a candidate. The incisions are made in the common creases around the ear and heal well due to the nature of the natural mini facelift technique. There is a single small incision just below the chin used for neck liposuction (if needed) to obtain a uniform neck contour.
Why choose Northside in Atlanta for a mini facelift?
After graduating at the top of his class from the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Majmundar went on to become among the area’s top plastic surgeons, earning high praise as a “top doctor” from Atlanta Magazine, the US News and World Report and Castle Connolly. He was also named a ‘Top Plastic Surgeon for Face’ by Best Self Magazine.
Dr. Majmundar is a member of the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, and the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Northside Plastic Surgery serves as a training facility for both Galderma and Suneva. It is also the site of the Advanced Cosmetic Techniques group, which trains physicians in Allergan, Merz and Prollenium products in addition to Galderma and Suneva.