Dr. Teotia offers a variety of different treatments to combat facial aging, but the most powerful and long-lasting procedures are surgical interventions. In the war against aging, facelifts and necklifts are impactful tools to combat sagging and to help restore a youthful profile. If you are nervous about going under anesthesia for these kinds of procedures, Dr. Teotia offers unique services for a mini facelift and mini necklift in office using local anesthetic and laughing gas. These less invasive, in-office mini procedures allow patients to get the results they desire in the comfort of Dr. Teotia’s inviting clinic.
Mini procedures, like the mini necklift and the mini facelift, are practical procedures perfect for early intervention in the fight against aging. These procedures are ideal for patients who are unhappy with the aging of their face and neck, but who do not need or want to undergo more intensive procedures. Often, mini procedures can be used to postpone or maintain bigger, more invasive surgeries. Many patients opt to use two or more mini procedures in combination with each other to achieve optimal results. These mini procedures are gaining popularity amongst patients for easier recovery, less downtime, and quicker results.
The neck is often one of the biggest indicators of aging. Loose skin, sagging neckbands, and a weak neckline can make you appear older than you actually are. A mini necklift focuses on the lower face and upper neck areas. This procedure is specifically beneficial for decreasing the appearance of jowls, marionette lines, and sagging neck skin. By removing small amounts of excess or loose skin and fat, the skin around the neck can be tightened, refining the neck and giving a fresh appearance to the face. This procedure is specifically beneficial for someone who has minimal to moderate signs of aging or the patient who has had a full necklift previously and is looking to maintain those results.
A mini facelift can be used alone or in concert with a mini necklift and addresses aging in the face, including smile lines, sinking cheeks, and laxity in facial skin. A mini facelift will refresh the face by correcting the underlying structure of the face and removing loose skin, creating a smooth, youthful appearance. The mini facelift is perfect for addressing minimal to moderate aging in the face or for those who are trying to maintain the results of a previous full facelift.
At Dr. Stephanie Teotia’s clinic, both procedures are performed with local anesthesia and laughing gas. During these procedures, small incisions are made in discreet areas on the face, like the hairline, around the ears, and under the chin. After these incisions are made, the surgeon will tighten the skin while removing extra tissue or fat, thus creating a smooth, more youthful appearance. Recovery with these procedures tends to be approximately 7-10 days and patients can expect some swelling and light bruising. While every patient is different, patients can generally expect to enjoy the results of these procedures for five to ten years or longer.
Dr. Teotia and her compassionate team of professionals make patient comfort and satisfaction the top priority of their practice. Aging occurs in stages and different procedures will work better for different people, but many patients can benefit from these less invasive, in-office procedures, avoiding the anxiety of a hospital visit. Make an appointment with Dr. Teotia to create a customized plan that fits your aesthetic goals, lifestyle, and budget.