Mini Face/Awake Lift

At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we perform mini face/awake lift procedures to enhance the aesthetic beauty and confidence of patients visiting our location in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Mini Face/Awake Lift in West Palm Beach, Florida

When you look at your reflection in the mirror, do you long to remove sagging skin and restore a more youthful appearance? As we age we begin to notice excess skin around the neck, drooping skin under the chin, and sagging jowls. Understandably, many patients we meet with express their desire to correct sagging skin without having to undergo an invasive procedure. Is there a way to enhance the appearance of the face and neck without traditional facelift surgery? What if you could address the visible signs of aging, tighten loose skin, and improve your appearance with a modified version of a traditional facelift that offers minimal scarring and a faster recovery period?

At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, our innovative and less invasive cosmetic surgical procedure, known as a Mini Face/Awake Lift, focuses on the lower face, jawline, and neck. The Mini Face/Awake Lift™ removes excess skin and fat from the affected areas of the patient’s face and tightens facial muscles — specifically the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). The result? A smoother, more well-defined face, jawline, and neck.

In contrast to a regular facelift, during the Mini Face/Awake Lift™ cosmetic procedure, a Board-certified surgeon numbs the area with local anesthesia solution injections and makes small incisions in the natural crease of the ear.

Patients often combine the Awake Lift™ Mini Facelift procedure with our other “Mini” procedures, such as Mini Vertical Facelift, Mini Neck Lift, and/or Mini Brow Lift and other procedures such as Eyelid Lift or Ear Reshaping) to address all areas of concern.

Most patients—whether “beginners” or those who’ve already had previous facelifts—agree that the Awake Lift™ Mini Facelift procedure is an excellent, less invasive choice for removing the sagging skin that accompanies facial aging to achieve facial rejuvenation and renewed self-confidence.

Unlike other facelift procedures, the Mini Facelift/Awake Lift™ allows patients to maintain their youthful appearance in an “un-extreme” fashion.

Benefits of a Mini Face/Awake Lift at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery

Why do some patients choose the Awake Lift™ over a traditional facelift? The reasons are varied. In many cases, patients may not need a full facelift. Other factors affecting patients’ decisions include not qualifying for inpatient treatment. During a consultation, you’ll find out if you are the right candidate for a Mini Face Lift.

The main benefits of the Mini Face Lift/ Awake Lift™ are discussed below:

Outpatient Cosmetic Surgery

The Awake Lift™ is incredibly successful due to its efficient hospital time. Unlike traditional facelifts, this outpatient cosmetic surgery allows patients to return home on the same day. With the use of a local anesthetic in the form of a numbing injection, patients experience a quick and convenient procedure.

Less Invasive Facelift

The Mini Facelift/Awake Lift™ minimizes swelling and bruising. With this innovative procedure, you can go home on the same day and resume your normal life the next day.

Long-Lasting, Natural-looking Results

For many patients, the Mini Facelift/Awake Lift™ represents their first cosmetic procedure. Consequently, they sometimes express concerns about how long the results will last and whether they will look natural. Fortunately, the subtle improvements created by a Mini Facelift last for years and appear organic. Patients who undergo the Mini Facelift/Awake Lift™ usually enjoy multiple compliments without fielding all the questions accompanying some other forms of plastic surgery.

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What to Expect from the Mini Facelift/Awake Lift™

Although plastic surgery patients are known for their thorough research, common questions arise before elective surgery.

Before the Mini Facelift/Awake Lift™

To optimize your surgical experience, Dr. Barr may advise specific behavior modifications. Discontinue blood thinners for a minimum of two weeks before the procedure and avoid alcohol in the days leading up to your Mini Facelift/Awake Lift™. Following these guidelines will ensure a smoother process and better results.

During the Mini Facelift/Awake Lift™

With the Mini Facelift/Awake Lift™ you can experience a pain-free procedure. Our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Barr, will first administer injections of tumescent fluid containing lidocaine and epinephrine. To ensure utmost comfort, he may apply additional lidocaine to fully numb the surgical area. Once you are completely numbed and ready, our trained professionals will perform the Awake Lift™ to achieve your transformed appearance.

After the Awake Lift™

After undergoing an Awake Lift™, many patients can resume light household tasks the next day. However, most patients will need to take around two weeks off from work. To ensure optimal healing and recovery, adhere to your surgeon’s post-surgery instructions and diligently take the prescribed post-surgery medications. Expect swelling and bruising in your face, and limit excessive head and jaw movements. A few weeks after surgery, you can gradually incorporate light exercise into your routine. Finally, after six weeks, you can resume all activities without any restrictions.

Planning Your Next Steps for Your Mini Face/Awake Lift

Are you ready to take control of your appearance with the Mini Facelift/Awake Lift™? Schedule an initial consultation with our patient counselor. During this meeting, you can discuss your goals, desires, and other procedures that may complement the Mini Facelift/Awake Lift. At this time, you can also address payment plans and any other questions you may have about the procedure.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today For a Mini Face/Awake Lift

Erase years of aging and revitalize your appearance in one visit with the revolutionary Mini Face/Awake Lift. Call us today at (561) 833-4122(561) 833-4122 to schedule a free consultation with our patient counselor, who will listen to your concerns and advise the right course of action based on your unique needs.

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Mini Face Lift Testimonial - May 2024

Dear Dr. Barr and Staff,

I am writing to express my profound gratitude and satisfaction following my recent mini face lift procedure at Dr. Barr’s clinic. From the initial consultation through to the completion of the procedure, the experience was nothing short of exceptional.

Dr. Barr’s expertise and compassionate bedside manner made a significant impact on my experience. His approach was reassuring and professional, making me feel at ease throughout the process. Being fully awake during the procedure, I was able to witness his meticulous technique firsthand, which only reinforced my confidence in his abilities.

Moreover, the staff—Cassidy, Candy, Carla, and Pam—were truly remarkable. Each team member took the time to answer my questions thoroughly and guide me through the pre and post-procedure steps with great care and patience. Their dedication to ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience was evident, and I felt genuinely supported by their expertise.

Having deliberated over this decision for years, I can confidently say that choosing Dr. Barr’s Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery was the right decision. The outcome of the procedure has exceeded my expectations, and I am delighted with the results. The subtle yet significant improvements have enhanced my appearance while maintaining a natural look, which was exactly what I hoped to achieve.

As I consider future treatments to gracefully manage the effects of aging, I look forward to returning to Dr. Barr and his team. Their professionalism, combined with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, assures me that I will be in good hands.

Thank you once again to Dr. Barr and the entire team for not just meeting but exceeding my expectations. I highly recommend your services to anyone considering cosmetic enhancements and look forward to my next visit.

Warm regards,
Athena Lynn

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