Candidates for full Facelift and Mini Facelift
Every procedure, full or mini, is tailored to each individual patient. Just as no two anatomies are identical, so too are no two facelifts identical. This provides the surgeon some operational leeway in either procedure, although before your procedure it will be clearly stated which procedure is best suited to your needs.
A full or traditional facelift is ideally suited to patients with moderate to significant wrinkles, creases and sagging skin. These patients will also have sagging skin and jowls in the lower face, and a noticeable loss or volume or hollows in the midface.
A mini facelift on the other hand, is ideally suited for patients that present with less severe or less advanced skin sagging, volume loss of the midface and, often, no visible jowls at all.
Patients who get a mini facelift are typically also years younger than patients undergoing a complete facelift, as they have yet to be as affected by the natural process of aging and the loss of skin elasticity.