If you’re looking for a mini facelift in New York, you know how hard it might be to choose between so many well-qualified plastic surgeons. After all, Park Avenue is a true mecca of plastic surgery, and some of the best facelift surgeons in the world practice their craft here in NYC. Since most busy New Yorkers don’t have the time to become facelift experts themselves, it is best to leave some of your mini facelift decisions in the hands of the professionals. However, there are some things you should know about facelifts in order to get the most out of your procedure. If you are trying to decide between a mini and a full facelift, knowing the advantages and limitations of each could make the difference between experiencing great results and merely good ones. 

Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich has devoted his entire practice to the rejuvenation of the face and neck, and mini facelifts are one of his most common procedures. It’s important to note that there is no substitute for an in-person consultation when it comes to cosmetic treatment, but after reading this, hopefully you feel both confident and informed whenever you do decide to take the next step toward your rejuvenation goals. 

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Before & After Mini Facelift Case 90 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Mini Facelift

This patient presented to us concerned with early facial aging changes. She was mostly unhappy with loss of jawline definition, formation of jowls and some loose skin under the chin. Following an evaluation of her facial features and rejuvenation goals, a surgical plan was developed. Her good skin elasticity made her an excellent candidate fo... Read More

Before & After Mini Facelift Case 57 View #1 View in New York, NY
Before & After

Mini Facelift

When this patient came to see us, she was concerned about the early aging changes she was experiencing that primarily affected her jawline. Her main complaints were the formation of jowls and loss of facial contour in the lower part of the face. After assessing her facial features, skin texture and elasticity and discussing her rejuvenation g... Read More

Before & After Mini Facelift Case 29 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Mini Facelift and Fat Grafting

This patient came to us seeking to restore her youthful appearance. She felt she started to develop early signs of facial aging that made her look older than her actual age. Her primary concerns were loss of facial volume and skin laxity in the lower part of the face. A personalized surgical plan for this patient included a mini facelift comb... Read More

Before & After Mini Facelift Case 28 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Mini Facelift and Neck Lift

This patient presented to us concerned with the loss of a smooth jawline and neck skin laxity. She was also bothered by visible signs of early jowling. Her primary goals were to regain her youthful facial contours, yet still look natural and without any signs a cosmetic procedure was performed. After a comprehensive evaluation, a surgical pla... Read More

What’s the Best Age to Get a Mini Facelift?

The best candidate for a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation is typically someone in their 30s or early 40s. This is because the mini facelift is primarily designed to improve the contour of the jawline, and this will have the greatest effect in the early stages of facial aging.

Getting a mini facelift in NYC might seem like the trendy thing to do, but it’s crucial to understand that it’s not a procedure that works for everyone. A mini facelift can have wonderful effects, and it’s true that more and more people are having it done, however the best candidates for this procedure are usually individuals with mild or moderate signs of aging. You can learn more about whether a mini facelift would work for you in this related blog post or by watching this helpful YouTube video of Dr. Konstantin discussing this procedure below.

Mini Facelift: Pros and Cons

Here we’ll take a look at some of the pros and cons of having a mini facelift procedure to help you make a more informed decision if this procedure is right for you:


Minimally Invasive Approach: One of the most appealing aspects of the mini facelift is its minimally invasive surgical approach, setting it apart from more extensive surgical procedures like the full facelift. The key advantage lies in the use of shorter incisions, which result in less noticeable scarring. This aspect is particularly appealing to patients seeking facial rejuvenation without the need for extensive surgery.

Shorter Recovery: Another benefit of the mini facelift is its shorter recovery time compared to traditional facelift procedures. The use of smaller allows for a quicker recuperation. As a result, patients can return to their daily activities, including work and social engagements, with minimal downtime. This aspect makes the mini facelift an attractive choice for individuals with busy lifestyles, while still achieving the desired facial rejuvenation.

Cost: A mini facelift is also typically considerably less costly than a full facelift. Cost is a factor in many patients’ decisions, and that’s a perfectly understandable reason to consider a mini facelift over another procedure, as long as it also makes sense with regards to one’s facial rejuvenation needs and goals. 


Longevity: What happens if someone who would actually benefit from a full facelift gets a mini lift instead? Well, you don’t have to go far for examples. There are many people on the internet who are quite disappointed with the results of their facial rejuvenation procedure, citing that their results only lasted a few months before the sagging came back. This is a typical scenario where someone underwent a mini facelift when a more extensive procedure was needed.  

You Might Need Another Facelift In The Future: Another limitation of the mini facelift is the potential need for another facelift in the future. Since a mini facelift is typically done at a younger age, one would expect to have some aging changes by the time they’re in their 50s or 60s, at which point another facelift may be performed.  

Not Suitable For Advanced Signs of Aging: What’s more, a mini facelift is really designed to deal mostly with the jowl area of the face, and not significant sagging of the cheeks. So if a patient would like to have their whole face rejuvenated, they’re most likely going to need a full facelift and not just a mini lift. 

Are Mini Facelifts Worth It?

If a patient is still in the earlier stages of aging, and primarily concerned with jowling, a mini facelift might just be the ideal cosmetic procedure. You can see some of our patients’ mini facelift results in our before-and-after photos to get an idea of the type of results a mini facelift can achieve. Here is an excellent example below:

Before & After Mini Facelift Case 57 View #2 View in New York, NY
Before & After

If you’re interested in facial plastic surgery in Manhattan, you can visit our Upper East Side office and find out if a mini facelift is the right procedure for you. We’re here and happy to answer any questions that you may have. Call us at (212) 380-3634 or use our online contact form to request a consultation with Konstantin Vasyukevich, MD, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and facelift expert.

One Response to Is a Mini Facelift Worth It?

  • Patricia Wynn says:

    I had a mini face lift from Dr V.
    It was one of the best things I did for myself. He did a wonderful job. The results have held up very well over the past 8 years.

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