Mini Facelift or Short Incision Facelift (S-Lift)
Dr. Ricciardelli is a specialist in the mini facelift or s-lift. Some of the earliest aging changes will be seen in the mid and lower face, as skin and muscle slowly descend creating an elongation of the face and loose skin around the jawline. The mini facelift addresses the skin laxity of the face with a shorter incision area and less recovery than a tradition facelift. The elongation of the face and flattening of the cheek area can often be corrected with fillers instead of surgery if you are seeing early signs of facial aging.
This surgery, combined with fillers can make a tremendous change and restore a very youthful contour to the jawline and cheek area.
Is a mini facelift or s-lift surgery for me?
Can I have another procedure done at the same time?
What do I need to do before surgery?
At your consultation, Dr. Ricciardelli will discuss your medical history and examine your face to determine the distribution of excess skin, muscle decent, and volume loss. Dr. Ricciardelli’s experience and training will make a difference in this very important aspect of your surgery. These details are important because you want to look like yourself, simply rejuvenated. Dr. Ricciardelli makes every effort to make the smallest incision possible while giving you the result you desire. Dr. Ricciardelli will evaluate the degree of loosening skin and fat distribution to determine what procedure will give you the result that you desire.
What can I expect during and after surgery?
You will be given detailed instructions for your specific needs.
Most patients do not complain of pain after surgery but a mild discomfort. On average, most patients are able to return to work in 7 days and begin light exercising in 2 weeks. A lot will depend on your level of activity at work. We recommend that you wear a chin strap for 1-2 weeks after your surgery to improve your results. You will be seen back in the office (when?) after surgery. Expect to have possible bruising, swelling and tenderness in the surgical area. Dr. Ricciardelli will call you in the evening to check-in on your progress as well as see you back in the office for your post-operative visits. Our door is always open for any questions.
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Meet Dr. Edward Ricciardelli
Dr. Edward Ricciardelli is one of the most highly trained plastic surgeons in the country. He is the only plastic surgeon in the area who is board certified in both head, neck, and facial surgery and plastic surgery. He has been performing facial surgery for over 29 years. During that time he has taught and trained other plastic and facial surgeons, lectured around the country, given courses on facial surgery, and cared for thousands of surgical patients. Read more…