Refresh Your Appearance with a Mini Facelift
Loss of definition in the lower cheeks and jawline, along with loose skin throughout the neck, are early signs of aging that many of us wish to improve. Fortunately, Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux and Dr. Jeffrey Claiborne can help you look as young as you feel. They offer a mini facelift procedure at his New Orleans, LA-area practice that is less extensive than a full facelift, targeting only the lower third of the face. To find out how a mini facelift can take years off of your appearance, schedule an appointment with us today.
Your Consultation with Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne
During your private consultation, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will discuss your aesthetic goals to help determine whether a mini facelift is the procedure that can best deliver the results you desire. If you have concerns about your brow area, for example, they may recommend that you consider a brow lift or a full facelift instead. Unlike the traditional full facelift, which addresses the entire face, a mini facelift focuses on the lower cheeks, jawline, and underside of the chin.
What to Expect
Since a mini facelift is not as extensive as a full facelift, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can use smaller incisions near the ears. These incisions are carefully placed to result in scars that are easily concealed in your hairline. With their years of experience and advanced training, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne have the skills to minimize any visible scarring and provide natural-looking results.
Through the incisions, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will access underlying tissue and gently tighten it into a more youthful position. They will then tighten the skin to improve definition in the cheeks, chin, jaw, and upper area of the neck. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will trim away excess skin before closing the incisions.
Determining Your Candidacy
For the most natural-looking results, candidates should have sufficient skin elasticity. Since the procedure is designed to address the initial signs of aging throughout the lower portion of the face, most mini facelift candidates are in their 30s and 40s. Patients should be in good overall health, and have realistic expectations. The very best candidates are non-smokers, because nicotine can inhibit the healing process, compromising the aesthetic results.
For more comprehensive results, many of our patients choose to complement their mini facelift with non-surgical skin treatment once healing is complete. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can recommend BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to soften wrinkles and lines that form around the eyes. They also provide dermal fillers, which can restore youthful volume to the lips and soften deep nasolabial folds (the lines that form on either side of the nose, sometimes called "laugh lines"). During your initial consultation, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will fully explain these options so you can make an informed decision.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Dr. Boudreaux, Dr. Claiborne and their team are committed to providing the best possible care, and helping you look and feel your absolute best. If you would like to learn more about how a mini facelift can give you a younger appearance and a significant boost in confidence, schedule your personal consultation today.