In our face lift surgery practice at Aesthetics Medipsa India, we often encounter patients seeking affordable means of looking younger and reversing the signs of aging without the associated high costs. A common question we are asked is “What is the difference between a full facelift and a mini facelift surgery”? Can the facelift surgery before and after photos explain these differences?
So, in this guide, we will consider the main differences between the two procedures so that you can evaluate the results for yourself. For any further queries, please contact our team of face lift cosmeticsurgery experts at Aesthetic Medispa, India.
Results and effectiveness
A full face lift surgery is more permanent in that; it can completely eliminate wrinkles, under- the-neck folds and jowls as well as loose pockets of skin in the cheeks or beneath the eyes. This procedure is recommended to men and women in their late 50s and above. A mini face lift surgery India, on the other hand, is recommended to people who have just started noticing signs of aging. These could be men and women in their late 30s or early-mid 40s. This procedure can take care of the loose folds of skin in the cheeks, jaw and around the neck. However, the major difference lies in the fact that a mini facelift cannot and will not target the forehead or the areas under and around the eyes.
Major Dos and Don’ts before both procedures
As with any surgery, the invasive or full face lift surgery India has several restrictions which include giving up smoking for at least 3-4 weeks prior to the surgery, not taking blood thinners and aspirin etc. Mini facelift, on the other hand, has no major restrictions.
Procedural differences between Mini and full facelifts
A mini face lift is termed as a weekend facelift for a reason: it can be done under local anaesthesia with sedation, as an outpatient. A full facelift would naturally need general anaesthesia with an overnight hospital stay. Mini facelifts are typically completed within 40-90 minutes depending on the skill of theface lift cosmetic surgeon. The full procedures take several hours depending on the extent of aging and the lift required.
Risk factors, recovery time and return to work
In case of a full face lift surgery, we recommend resuming social activities only 2 weeks following the procedure. In case of a mini lift, patients can return to work within a few days provided there is no swelling or bruising after the sutures are removed. The risk factors of both procedures are more or less the same: there may be bleeding, scarring, clotting, swelling and some pain at the site of the sutures. In case of full face lift surgery India, there may be potential risk of damage to facial nerve or skin infections at the site. These risks are doubled in case of diabetics and smokers.
Facelift surgery cost comparison
A full face lift surgery India could cost anywhere from 50,000 INR to 75,000 INR depending on the complexity of the case (approximately 1000-1500 USD). These charges do not include hospital stay, consultation, meals and/or nursing charges etc. A mini face lift surgery India typically costs around 15,000-25,000 INR (approximately 300-500 USD).
For further queries related to full or mini face lift procedures and to view facelift surgery before and after photos contact our face lift surgery India department at Aesthetics Medispa today.