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Mini Facelift Q & A with Dr. Steven Harris

Dr. Steven Harris has been performing mini-facelifts for 14 years. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Harris graduated from Duke University Medical School in 1984 and completed his plastic surgery residency there in 1993. In between, he completed a general surgery residency at the University of Texas/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

How can a mini-facelift help me?

Everyone over the age of thirty-five or forty has tried a “facelift” in the mirror by pushing upward on their cheeks. A mini-facelift can achieve this same effect by surgically securing the tissues in this higher position where they will remain for years, while avoiding many of the downsides of traditional facelifts.

Why are mini-facelifts popular?

Patients have very busy lives, and surgeons have worked hard to reduce the downtime associated with facial rejuvenation. The mini-facelift takes only two hours, and many patients return to work a few days after the procedure.

What is the difference between a facelift and a mini-facelift?

A full facelift includes lifting the neck using an incision behind the ear. For the mini-facelift, a short incision is made in the crease in front of the ear and the skin is lifted so that the muscle layer can be tightened with permanent sutures. The effects can be seen at the corners of the mouth, along the jaw line, and beneath the chin, even though no incisions are made in these areas.

Are men good candidates for this procedure?

Yes. An increasing percentage of our patients are men, as this approach does not distort the sideburn or the earlobe.

How do I schedule a consultation?

Call our office at 540.776.0561 and we will be happy to set up an opportunity to talk with you.