Mini-Face Lift Melbourne

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What is a Mini-Face Lift?

Which type of facelift will suit you best depends upon your; skin condition, genetics, facial structures and how much facial ageing you’ve experienced.

You know how it starts.  Once you get to an age where you start getting wrinkles, you start becoming extremely self-conscious about your appearance. You may find yourself avoiding cameras, brightly lit situations and ex-partners when you’re not feeling your best. On the inside, you still feel young but on the outside, facial sagging gives your age away.

Getting a mini facelift (if you’ve had minimal facial ageing) or a Round Block Face Lift (a great option for many mid-aged candidates) may be just what you need. It helps restore a more youthful facial appearance. A mini facelift, Round Block or SMAS lift can help your outside appearance match how young you feel on the inside. It can also give you a confidence boost for years to come!   So you might want to explore the differences between the Mini Facelift options, a popular Round Block Facelift surgery or a more complex procedure (SMAS or traditional facelift for more aged skin).

A mini facelift is a name given to less invasive facelift procedures. There are many different types, but not all have the same longevity. Furthermore, not all types suit every face. A traditional facelift may involve the SMAS, and a Round Block Facelift does the same but slightly differently, using shorter incisions (short scars) and resulting in a typically faster healing time than traditional SMAS Facelift options. This may be great for an aged face or extreme facial skin sagging but often will need to be combined with skin resurfacing using lasers or deep chemical skin peels.

Meanwhile, back to the Mini Face Lift and Round Block FaceLift Options

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There are many approaches to face lifting that can be considered a mini facelift or moderate facelift approach. There’s even a liquid facelift for a non-surgical approach.  

Some facelifts are called “string-lift” and others use names such as ‘lite’ or ‘light’. For our Round Block and SMAS facelift healing periods, we often offer patients a complimentary Healite II treatment at the post-op consultation (when suitable). We may have a “light touch Healing” method for your post-op recovery, but our Surgeons find most patients require a Round Block or SMAS level facelift to get the best results for their facial ageing concerns.  Sometimes a mini-lift just isn’t enough or won’t give you the longevity you crave. However, it all depends on the patient, and what their skin looks like.

 Is your skin resilient with good collagen levels and firmness? Or is it crepey-looking and sagging around the jowls? Do you have just a few fine lines or superficial wrinkles? Or do you have heavy, ingrained marionette lines and other deeper wrinkles?

You may have several facelift options including the Mini Facelift, The Round Block Facelift, the Traditional Facelift/SMAS Facelift

So the best thing to do is to speak directly with a leading Plastic Surgeon. One who focuses on facial rejuvenation surgery, to learn about what options will meet YOUR facial rejuvenation needs.  As not all patients will be candidates for all procedures. They are best when customised to meet YOUR skin and facial feature needs as well as rejuvenation goals.

And remember, each patient is unique so your best facelift surgery option may not match another person’s best facelift approach.

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A mini facelift option may sound great, and for some patients, it’s a good option.

But not everyone is suitable for getting the results they want from a mini-facelift.  The only way to know for certain is to have a consultation with a Specialist Facelift Plastic Surgeon in Melbourne or Sydney.

Ask our Specialist Surgeons about mini-facelift options or the Round Block “light touch healing” options using behind the ear incisions and Healite II technology to promote a more rapid facelift recovery.


Mini versus Traditional Facelift

Many people wait until their skin is very lax and saggy before they embark on facelift surgery, when a slightly early time frame may have a more effective result as skin laxity is less of an issue.

But whatever your current age, facial rejuvenation surgery such as a facelift or neck lift – a SMAS facelift, Round Block Facelift or mini-facelift or even a liquid facelift – can be a viable, age-defying option.

Ask your surgeon if you’re a suitable candidate for facial rejuvenation surgery and whether a “mini-facelift” or a more traditional, complex facelift surgery is going to get you the best possible results for your specific ageing concerns.

And remember, keep your expectations realistic. You can turn back time – a little (about 7 to 8 years according to most research) but time moves on constantly, and you’ll never look 20 or 30 again once you’re past 50.  But you can look a lot younger and more refreshed, naturally and with minimal healing time if you are a good candidate for a mini facelift!

Differences between a mini-facelift and a more complex approach such as a Round Block Facelift include:

  • surgery and anaesthetic time
  • shorter incisions or less wound breakdown potential
  • healing time
  • underlying tissue changes (fewer adjustments)
  • less potential bruising or swelling

Optional rejuvenation methods include:

  • liposuction
  • neck lift
  • jawline contouring
  • fat transfer (autologous fat transfer or “AFT”) or dermal fillers to improve skin firmness or plump up facial areas that have lost volume, such as; cheeks, temples and tear troughs
  • anti-wrinkle injections
  • facial implants
  • chin augmentation or jawline enhancement surgery

All surgery has risks – for detailed information about the risks and potential complications of mini face lift surgery please visit the risks of surgery page.

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Mini-Face Lift Melbourne Cost – How much is Mini-Face Lift Melbourne?

Options for your mini-facelift surgery will be discussed and customised recommendations or options will be offered by your Surgeon. You will then be given a detailed quote for your chosen procedure. This will include a Surgeon’s fee, an Anaesthetist fee, a Surgical Assistant fee and hospital fees. There is a waiting period before you can have/schedule surgery due to cosmetic surgery elective procedure guidelines. An approximate range of out-of-pocket expenses for your Facelift surgery can be provided over the phone from a Patient Care Advisor – call us on 1300 264 811

To gain a general understanding of the costs and spending involved in a mini-facelift procedure, you can also find out more about a Mini-Face Lift Payment Plan.

Dr Richard Sackelariou and Dr Patrick Briggs Specialist Plastic Surgeon for Round Block Facelifts or to discuss Mini Facelifts

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Ask our Patient Care Coordinators to see an experienced Facial Surgeon and fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Melbourne or Sydney.

They work closely with the Coco Ruby Skin and Anti-Ageing team to get a full-face rejuvenation effect.

A Method of face lifting involves the Round Block approach, which may reduce healing time for some patients, especially if combined with Healite II and other Rapid Recovery methods. But as a facelift surgery patient, you DO want to allow adequate healing and recovery time and not resume normal activities until your surgeon says it’s okay to do so.

How to go about investigating your mini facelift options:

Contact us by sending an enquiry form today or phoning us during Clinic Hours on 1300 264 811

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What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Phone 1300 264 811, Email us: or Book a FREE 15-minute Phone Chat with our Patient Liaison Manager or a Virtual Consultation with a Surgeon.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.