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Mini Facelift Philadelphia

Have you looked in the mirror and saw jowls or sagging of the neck skin which wasn’t there a year or two ago? Do you reside in the New Jersey area and is your busy schedule unable to accommodate the downtime and recovery of traditional facial rejuvenation surgeries? Are you someone who is just looking for a more refreshed facial appearance? If you have answered “yes” to the above then perhaps a “Double C Lift” version of the Mini Facelift is right for you.

Many names have been given to the Mini Facelift procedure in the New Jersey area including “the lunchtime lift”, “the mini lift”, the “s-lift”, and many others. A Mini Facelift refers to a procedure that corrects the jowls and neck in individuals that do not display significant effects of aging in these areas. The procedure will provide the patient with a more refined jaw line, while also contouring the neck to a smoother and slender appearance. This technique generally enhances these facial areas with less risk and less stress than a standard facelift. Recovery time is also reduced, allowing those with busy schedules to heal in less time compared to the traditional facelift. Additionally, the cost of the Mini Facelift is less than the traditional procedure making it an attractive option for those looking to reduce minor sagging around the cheeks, jaw line, and neck. Another benefit to a Mini Facelift is that it can be performed under local anesthesia with mild sedation, as opposed to general anesthesia.
Who is a candidate?
A Mini Facelift is appropriate for patients who are just beginning to experience the first signs of aging but do not want to wait to undergo more aggressive facial surgery. The age groups vary depending on the degree of aging, but most patients are usually in their forties or fifties. Patients usually seek correction of minor sagging or drooping around the cheeks, jowls, and neck area. For those with more extensive signs of aging, a traditional facelift is a better option.
What Is the Mini Facelift?
Mini Facelift procedures are relatively new surgical techniques used to help combat the initial signs of aging. It can be performed in less time and involves a shorter recovery period than traditional facelift surgery. Using small, well hidden incisions your doctor will seek to “turn back the clock” by improving the most visible signs of aging. The sagging areas of the face and neck are lifted to more youthful positions, while excess facial tissue is removed to achieve optimal results. Small sutures are then used to close all incisions. The patient will go home the same day of surgery, and return to the medical office in the morning for a checkup. The Mini Facelift will provide significant improvements in the face and neck making you look and feel more confident and fresh.

In an effort to restore facial beauty, other procedures may be performed at the same time as the Mini Facelift. These may include Blepharoplasty (Eye Tuck), Facial Fat Grafting, Chemical Peel, or Laser Resurfacing.
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Mini Facelift Procedure Facts

Surgical Goals: To correct the early signs of facial aging including minor sagging of the cheeks, jowling, and minor excess neck fat and skin.

The Procedure: The procedure is performed through carefully placed incisions, allowing the incisions to be well camouflaged. Sagging deep facial structures and skin are tightened. Sagging neck skin and fat are contoured allowing for a more youthful appearance.

Anesthesia: The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with some mild sedation. General Anesthesia is also available at the request of the patient.

Length of Time: The procedure lasts between 1-2 hours depending on the patient’s rejuvenation needs. Procedures such as Blepharoplasty (Eye Tuck), Chemical Peel, Laser Skin Resurfacing, or Facial Fat Grafting may be added to complement the patient’s lift.

After the Procedure: All patients are sent home the night after surgery, and are given a set of postoperative instructions to follow. The patient will follow up the next day for a postoperative check, and again on the seventh postoperative day for removal of stitches.

Recovery: Most patients can return to work in 5-7 days, although individual recovery periods vary from patient to patient. Patients are asked to refrain from physical exertion for a period of two weeks. Swelling and bruising usually resolve by 1-2 weeks. An elastic compression garment may be worn around the lower face and neck for approximately one week. Stiffness in the neck and some soreness are common. Although a narcotic pain medication is prescribed, many patients report only using it for the first 24 hours, after which Tylenol or no pain medications are needed. (It should be noted that individual recovery time and pain thresholds may vary depending on the patient).


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“It is my pleasure to share with you my thoughts on Dr. Anthony Corrado. I have scrubbed with him in surgery many times during his cosmetic surgery fellowship with us. Anthony is a gifted surgeon with a keen aesthetic eye. He also has the skills and experience to achieve great results for his patients. The natural and easy rapport he develops with his patients creates a perfect environment for making their dreams a reality.”

Dr. Drew Ordon co-host of CBS television’s “The Doctors”

“After doing my “due diligence” and interviewing several well-known and recommended plastic surgeons in the New Jersey/Philadelphia medical communities, I chose Dr. Corrado to perform my cosmetic surgery. My choice was an informed one and in hindsight, the correct one. I wanted a natural result that left me looking like myself only without the visible signs of aging. Dr. Corrado is expert at creating a natural look and I could not be happier with the outcome.”

Carole Gold

“I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Dr. Corrado & his staff. They were very friendly and made me feel well taken care of every step of the way. Great service, great job…I would recommend Dr. Anthony Corrado to anyone.”


“I knew from my first visit with Dr. Corrado that I would be a lifelong patient. He made me feel very relaxed and provided me with an in-depth understanding of Botox. I no longer look angry and love my results. Rest assured you are in good hands with Dr. Corrado.”


“I had a great experience with Dr. Corrado and I highly recommend him. I had upper eyelid blepharoplasty and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Dr. Corrado and his office made me feel extremely comfortable and calm from the very first visit. Having never had surgery of any kind before I was very nervous, but as it turns out I didn’t need to be. There was no pain and my recovery went very smoothly thanks to the level of care that I received from the doctor. I’ve already recommended Dr. Corrado to all of my friends, and he would be my only choice if I decide on future procedures .”


“I had puffy areas on the top of my cheek bones that literally disappeared and my dark spots lightened while my skin tone improved overall. I was very pleased with the results and would recommend him to my friends. Doctor Corrado did a great job at making me feel at ease during the procedure and followed up with calls to ensure any questions I might have were answered.”


“There are many fine plastic surgeons and Anthony Corrado is one of them. What makes him special is not only the wonderful results but the personalized and caring attention that he gives to his patients. He is a talented doctor and an empathetic person.”


“When I first met Dr. Corrado I just knew he would take good care of me. His concern for my well being put me at ease and allowed me to relax and enjoy my amazing transformation. Thanks to him I now look as young as I feel and I highly recommend him to anyone. You will love your new look.”


“Dr. Anthony Corrado performed a facial rejuvenation procedure and rhinoplasty on me. I must say that the consultation was very pleasant and the procedure was painless. I highly recommend Dr. Corrado. His professionalism and impeccable work ethic have made him my favorite surgeon. I am extremely happy with the results I obtained and will gladly go back to him for any other procedure in the future.”


“Working with Dr. Corrado has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! With his experiences and my hopes and dreams…we have succeeded together in making me a very happy and much younger looking grandmother of 8! Every step of the way, he made me feel comfortable with making my own decisions, with his suggestions and all have been successful. I get compliments quite often. Thank you Dr. Corrado! I would highly recommend your work to Anyone!”


“Dr Corrado is just fantastic! I was very happy with my results. He is very compassionate & his “bedside manner” is perfect. He took the time to explain everything to me & answered all my questions. He made me feel very relaxed thru the surgery & all my appts. I would recommend him highly–he is definitely the best in his field! I have nothing but praise for Dr. Corrado.”


“Dr. Corrado does amazing work on the face. He is a highly trained and skilled surgeon. I have been very happy with the procedures he has done for me. I would definitely recommend Dr. Corrado.”


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