Maximum Results with Minimal Downtime

A mini facelift, sometimes referred to as a “modified facelift,” is ideal for patients seeking dramatic results and a quick recovery time. It is an excellent surgical option that comes without many of the downsides associated with a traditional facelift. Dr. Lisa J. Learn and her highly qualified team have helped patients feel rejuvenated, inside and out, with this technique.

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Dr. Lisa J. Learn Creates Amazing Mini Facelift Outcomes

Patients choose Dr. Lisa J. Learn's practice for a mini facelift because of her extensive experience and expertise in facial rejuvenation. As a board-certified Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Learn leads a like-minded team dedicated to providing exceptional patient care. With a commitment to delivering natural-looking results and a focus on personalized treatment plans, patients trust her practice for their mini facelift needs, knowing they will receive the highest level of care and expertise.

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What Is A Mini Facelift or Modified Facelift?

According to Cambridge University Press, “The modified facelift incision is an alternative approach to parotidectomy (removal of the salivary gland near the ears) for selected patients. It provides adequate exposure, even for a total parotidectomy and mastoidectomy (removal of bone behind the ear) and it results in improved patient satisfaction without additional risk of complications.” A mini facelift is the unique option that exists between getting BOTOX injections/laser tightening and undergoing a full facelift. This “happy medium” approach combats visible signs of aging and the negative effects those signs can have on your overall self-esteem.

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Why Would You Want A Mini Facelift?

Why a mini facelift? Why not a lower facelift or full facelift? Why not laser skin tightening or dermal fillers? These are all great questions!

Most patients who pursue a mini facelift are influenced by the weeklong recovery time as well as the fact that this surgery does not involve drainage tubes. A provides impressive results and is a convenient option for those seeking a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

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Mini Facelift Vs. Traditional Facelift

There are several significant differences between a mini facelift and a traditional facelift:


In a traditional facelift, the surgeon makes large incisions that typically extend from the front of the ears to the hairline. In contrast, a mini facelift involves smaller incisions, which means a shorter recovery time.


A traditional facelift usually requires general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, while a mini facelift can be performed with only local anesthesia, reducing the risks associated with anesthesia.


Due to its less invasive nature, a mini facelift results in reduced post-surgical pain and bruising compared to a traditional facelift. Patients can expect a shorter downtime.


Mini facelift incisions are smaller and less visible, leading to minimal scarring compared to the larger incisions of a traditional facelift.

Dramatic Results

While a mini facelift can produce noticeable improvements, the results are generally not as dramatic as a full facelift. It may not be as effective for addressing severe creases, wrinkles, or extensive sagging skin.

Longevity of Results

The results of a mini facelift may not last as long as a full facelift, particularly for older patients or those with less active lifestyles.

Ultimately, the choice between a mini facelift and a traditional facelift depends on your specific goals and preferences. Dr. Lisa Learn can provide further guidance and information during a consultation to help you make an informed decision.

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How A Mini Facelift Works

During a mini facelift, Dr. Learn makes small S-shaped incisions around your ears. The skin is lifted and tightened, and excess tissue is removed. The procedure targets areas of concern, including loose skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging in the lower face and neck that may have been causing you distress or feeling less self-confident.

What To Expect When Getting A Mini Facelift

Dr. Learn and her team are very experienced in performing mini facelift surgery in Fort Lauderdale. Mini facelifts offering patients a convenient, reliable, and minimally invasive approach. Detailed pre-operative instructions will be provided, including necessary preparations such as medication adjustments or smoking cessation for safety. You'll need a friend or family member to drive you home after the surgery, and support during the initial recovery period. Here is the basic rundown of what to expect:

Day Before Procedure

  • Refrain from eating anything after midnight.
  • Next morning (day of procedure), give yourself enough time to wash your face and hair before heading out the door.

Day of Procedure

  • Local is anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort.
  • Small incisions are made according to your personalized mini facelift plan.
  • Any desired additional cosmetic procedures are also performed.
  • Application of sterile bandages to protect incision sites.

Post-Operative Care

  • Avoid strenuous activity for the first 24 hours.
  • Over-the-counter pain medication will help manage discomfort.
  • Rest, cold therapy, and elevation is recommended to minimize swelling and discomfort as well as aid healing.
  • Swelling, numbness, and bruising are normal and complications are rare but contact us if you develop any concerning symptoms or have questions about your recovery.
  • Following Dr. Learn's guidance will help you recover more quickly.
  • Follow-up appointments for suture removal and to assess how you are healing are very important.
  • Returning to work outside your home is typically possible after about one week.

While you may be eager to showcase your refreshed appearance, we strongly emphasize the importance of allowing your body the necessary time to recover. Adhering to our instructions will expedite the healing process, allowing you to fully enjoy your revitalized look.

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Restoring A Youthful Appearance Does Not Have To Be Difficult

If you want to restore your youthful looks, Dr. Learn and her team are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and recommend the procedure that will be best for you. They will strive to fully understand your aesthetic goals and desired outcomes, all while making you feel comfortable and confident in the decisions you make regarding cosmetic surgery.

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Schedule A Consultation To Discuss Your Mini Facelift Today

We are proud to serve patients in and around the Fort Lauderdale area. Our office is located at 3536 North Federal Highway. Whenever you are ready to schedule your confidential consultation, please give us a call at (954) 393-0254 or request a consultation online. Remember, you owe it to yourself to feel good about yourself. A mini facelift can go a long way in “lifting” your spirits, boosting your confidence, and making you feel like time has not taken its toll on your appearance!

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