Facial Plast Surg 2012; 28(01): 76-88
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1305792
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Minimal Incision Face-Lifting

Daniel E. Rousso
1  Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic, Birmingham, Alabama
Agata K. Brys
1  Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic, Birmingham, Alabama
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Publication Date:
14 March 2012 (online)


Rhytidectomy has been performed for over 100 years, but only more recently has it become generally accepted by society. Recent improvements in access to information has produced more public awareness of the possible aesthetic enhancements. Additionally, there has been a trend for the younger patient to seek cosmetic surgery, often requesting procedures with minimal incisions and less downtime. The mini-lift, with its decreased operating time and expense, rapid recovery, as well as more limited incisions and tissue elevation, is an ideal procedure for patients with a smaller degree of cheek and neck laxity. We describe our concept of the mini-lift and address what results can be expected.