Established in 2019, ASET Hospital brings together some of the leading surgeons in the North West to create a centre of excellence in the field of Cosmetic Surgery and Non-Surgical Cosmetic solutions. With a friendly approach, we believe in providing clear advice to allow you to make an informed decision about your surgery.
Our team of dedicated and highly qualified plastic surgeons, anaesthetists, skin care specialists and experienced nurses are here to provide safe treatments to try to help you achieve health, happiness and the results you’ve always dreamed of. We do not compromise on quality and will only use top quality implants, properly equipped and accredited surgical facilities and fully qualified consultant surgeons who are on the GMC specialist register.
The mini face lift is an excellent option if you feel you’re not quite ready for a full facelift or if you’d like to choose a more affordable option.
A mini facelift is a less dramatic surgery than a full face and neck lift, designed to give a youthful appearance with smaller scars. The procedure tightens the skin and jawline, leaving your face with a noticeably firmer and toned appearance.
Plastic surgery and in particular facial surgery is a very complex procedure that involves detailed knowledge of anatomy, experience and execution of great surgical technique. Aset Hospital's elite and highly experienced surgeons specialiise in face cosmetic surgery and
Deciding to change the way you look through Cosmetic Surgery takes courage and a lot of consideration. It is important that your decision to have a procedure is considered carefully.
A man or woman whose face and neck skin is sagging but still elastic and whose bone structure is strong and well defined. A mini facelift is a less dramatic surgery than a full face and neck lift, designed to give a youthful appearance with smaller scars. The procedure tightens the skin and jawline, leaving your face with a noticeably firmer and toned appearance.
As an alternative procedure to the full face lift for patients who aren’t yet ready or need a traditional full facelift, there are several other variations of the procedure to address specific areas of the face .
There are some possible risks, as with all surgery, which will be explained to you at the time of your face neck lift consultation. This is an opportunity to discuss your treatment and allow your consultant to ascertain your expectations and discuss the results that can be achieved. In order for you to make an informed choice it is vital that you understand all aspects of the procedure and all possible outcomes.
The mini-lift is a facelift surgery technique that uses shorter incisions than traditional face lift techniques and thus is less invasive.The procedure takes a shorter time to undertake and the recovery time is shorter - One of the main benefits of a mini facelift is that it requires a shorter recovery time 2 / 3 days (mini-lifts are often called “weekend facelifts” ) While traditional facelift patients may need 4-5 weeks to recover from a facelift.
A mini face lift is unlike a traditional facelift which sometimes require general anesthesia, mini facelifts can usually be performed using a combination of twilight sedation and a local anesthetic with the benefit of reducing the chances of patients experiencing anesthesia-based risks and side effects like nausea or vomiting.
The costs of a mini facelift is less than a traditional face lift. Since mini facelifts are less complicated, shorter in duration, and do not require general anesthesia, cost factors such as surgeon fees and facility costs are lower.
There are drawbacks to the mini face lift when compared to a full face lift as the mini facelift often yields a less dramatic result than a traditional facelift. The mini face lift technique is more ideal for addressing light to moderate aging of the face which is why it is usually recommended for younger patients who are just beginning to show signs of facial ageing. The aim of a mini face lift is to produce a subtle tightening of the jaw line. It does not and cannot produce the results of a full face lift. Little or no improvement occurs in the mid face, around the mouth and upper neck area.
A mini face lift when compared to a full face lift the results last for a shorter time period but patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle after their procedure they can typically expect their results to last anywhere from two to four years (while full facelift results can last a decade or longer).
Mini face lift surgery usually takes place under local anaesthetic and can take around 1 to 1.5 hours (depending on the procedure). It usually requires no stay in the hospital. During the surgery, your surgeon will inject local anaesthetic in the area to be operated on. Once that area is numb, the surgeon will make a incision along the hairline of the sideburn and along the front of the ear. After that, the surgeon will lift the skin and use stitches to lift the underlying tissue and to fix it to tissue in the temple. Any excess skin is then removed and the wounds are closed.
The skin can take around 7 to 10 days to heal and patients can return to work almost immediately after having a mini facelift. The lifting effect achieved by this procedure may last for two to four years and can be repeated to maintain the results, however, the results are adversely affected by smoking, sun exposure and dehydration.
Individuals vary greatly in their physical reactions and healing abilities and so it is important to consider the potential risks of this surgery before making a decision.
Potential risks include haematoma, asymmetry, injury to the nerves that control facial muscles (usually temporary but can last), sensation loss around the ears, infection, adverse reactions to the anaesthesia and in rare cases DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and PE (Pulmonary Embolism). Potential risks for smokers include poor healing of the skin or unexpected scars.
As your wellbeing is our number one priority, we offer a comprehensive and personalised aftercare package all included in your treatment.
Following surgery it is advisable to keep your head elevated for at least a week (2 days for mini facelift). Scars can get wet within 48 hours but do not rub the wounds. Most bruising disappears in a couple of weeks but residual swelling may last for months. Your appearance is generally presentable in 2 to 4 weeks (a week for ‘R’ lift) but healing continues for up to a year.
Avoid excessive neck turning movements and movements that give a feeling of pulling or tightness along the suture line for the first month. Some sutures (if used) will be removed after 7 days and your wound checked. The remaining sutures will be removed 10 days to 2 weeks later. The surgeon who performed your surgery will see you after six weeks for a follow-up assessment and as often as required until you are fully recovered. It is vital that you attend all necessary post-operative appointments. You may need to take two to three weeks off work, 10 days for ‘R’ lift.
Disclaimer: This information sheet is designed to offer impartial advice and provide you with information to help you make an informed decision. It does not replace the need for a thorough consultation and all prospective patients should seek the advice of a suitably qualified medical practitioner.