Mini Facelift in Toronto

Mini Facelift Before & After Pictures

Starts at $9,999
Procedure Time
2.5 hours
Recovery Time
14-20 days

How Much Does a Mini Facelift Cost?

A mini-facelift cost in Toronto can start as low as $9,999.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Mini Facelift?

Recovery for a mini facelift in Toronto takes 14-20 days.

How Long Does a Mini Facelift Take?

It takes approximately 2.5 hours to perform a mini facelift.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

Similar to a full facelift but less invasive, a mini facelift addresses wrinkles, excess skin, and other signs of aging on the face and neck. This procedure tightens the skin, leaving the lower face and neck looking smoother and younger. The incisions are hidden behind and within the ears.

If you’ve experienced a loss of muscle tone and skin elasticity on your lower face and neck, and/or you’ve noticed deep creases at the corners of your mouth and sagging jowls, this procedure may be right for you.

Who Is a Mini Facelift Candidate?

People who have signs of aging on their necks and lower faces are often good candidates for a mini facelift. Ideal candidates:

  • Are in good physical health
  • Have deep creases or jowls
  • Look tired
  • Have lost skin elasticity in the lower face and neck
  • Have experienced a reduction in muscle tone in the lower face and neck

If you are not a good candidate for a mini facelift, you can still undergo a procedure at SpaMedica. Learn more about SpaMedica’s non-surgical treatment options

Benefits of a Mini Facelift

Minimal Scarring
The scars are hidden behind and within the ears, so people enjoy the results without unsightly scars. The skill of the surgeon is very important for those who wish to minimize scarring. Dr. Mulholland’s surgical technique keeps scars hidden from view.

Minimal Side Effects
Many people prefer a mini facelift to a traditional facelift due to the minimal side effects. Patients experience less bruising and swelling when compared to a traditional facelift. That greatly reduces the recovery time.

Improved Self Confidence
People can’t help but feel confident after a mini facelift. They look years younger and love showing off their results.

No General Anesthesia
A mini facelift is performed under local instead of general anesthesia. People can enjoy the age-defying benefits without having to go under full anesthesia. This gives people more confidence as they prepare for the procedure.

Mini Facelift Risks

Mini facelifts, like all procedures, come with a small chance of potential complications. Selecting a highly experienced, trusted surgeon is paramount to minimize the likelihood of complications. The team at SpaMedica has years of experience performing mini facelifts and have not experienced the risks associated with the procedure:

Preventative antibiotics are given.

Small blood collections under the skin that require drainage.

Facial Nerve Damage
Dr. Mulholland has not had a permanent facial nerve injury in 22 years and over 2000 facelifts.

Adverse Reaction
It is very uncommon to have an adverse reaction to local anesthesia.

Why Choose SpaMedica for a Mini Facelift?

Dr. Mulholland is one of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in Canada. He has pioneered various cosmetic procedures, and his eye for detail and surgical skills help patients achieve the results they want. Dr. Mulholland helps patients choose the right procedures for them and explains the expected outcome in depth. Patients feel confident and secure when they undergo a procedure from Dr. Mulholland.

Non-surgical Mini Facelift Alternatives

Botox injectable, fillers, Forma and Suture Suspension Thread lifts.

How Is a Mini Facelift Performed by Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Tom Bell?

Dr. Tom Bell performs or oversees all mini facelift procedures at SpaMedica. Dr. Tom Bell has over 25 years of experience in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of the Face and Body and was named by W magazine as Canada’s best cosmetic plastic surgeon.

The patient is given local anesthesia and oral sedation, so there is no feeling or pain during the procedure. The cosmetic surgeon makes incisions behind and within the ears. The surgeon then pulls the tissue toward the ears to remove excess skin and sagging tissue, tightens the muscles and irons out wrinkles. Fat sculpting is also possible during this procedure. Finally, the surgeon closes the imperceptible incisions.

How to Prepare for a Mini Facelift

Dr. Mulholland provides patients with specific instructions before undergoing a mini facelift. In addition, patients should:

  • Drink lots of water to stay hydrated
  • Maintain their weight
  • Stop taking anti-inflammatory medications
  • Cut down on salt to reduce water retention
  • Stop smoking
  • Take time off work

What to Expect After a Mini Facelift

Most patients stay overnight after a mini facelift. After a night of monitoring, patients go home the following day without dressings. People start to notice the results within 4 to 6 weeks, and the results continue to improve in the next several months.

Mini Facelift Recovery and Timeline

It’s normal to feel mild discomfort after a mini facelift. SpaMedica uses medication to help patients dealing with discomfort while at the facility. The oral medication also might be needed after going home.

Day 1: Most patients stay overnight for monitoring.

Day 2: Dressings are removed and patients can return home.Patients can expect some bruising and swelling for the first 10-20 days following the procedure.

Week 1-2: Patients will return to SpaMedica to have their sutures removed. During this appointment, Dr. Mulholland will assess their recovery and provide them with a timeline for returning to normal activities.

Week 2-3: Most patients can return to work and light activities.

Best Procedures Paired With a Mini Facelift

Blepharoplasty, Necklift, Fractional RF (Morpheus8 ) and fat grafting all work with with a mini facelift.

Mini Facelift FAQ

How Painful Is It to Get a Mini Facelift?

Most people report a mild degree of discomfort around the ears, coupled with tightness. The discomfort and tightness dissipate within days.

Do I Have to Stay Overnight for a Mini Facelift?

Most patients are required to stay at SpaMedica overnight for this procedure. The SpaMedica medical team monitors patients at this time. Because patients stay overnight, they do not have to go home with dressings on the incision sites.

Does a Mini Facelift Leave Scars?

Dr. Mulholland places the incisions behind and within the ears. Most people won’t even notice the scars from a mini facelift.

Stephen Mulholland, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
Thomas Bell, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
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