Are you looking for a way to lift and refresh your appearance without major surgery? Dr. Leber has developed the “Leber Mini Facelift,” which combines injectable treatments with a minimally-invasive surgical procedure to achieve dramatic, long-lasting results. For patients in the middle years of life with moderate signs of aging, the Leber Mini Facelift might give them the improvement they are looking for. We have the facts about this procedure to help you decide if it is the right anti-aging treatment for you.
Facial Fat Grafting
Facial fat grafting is the key to a successful Leber Mini Facelift. In addition to surgically tightening the lower part of the face, fat grafting addresses the mid-face, restoring volume and definition to features in this area. Fat grafting takes fat cells from one area of the body and injects them into strategic areas of the face to reduce the appearance of facial creases, enhance cheekbones and improve jawline definition.
Facial fat grafting can be performed in Dr. Leber’s office using local anesthesia. The procedure typically takes around two hours and eliminates the need for incisions, sutures and post-procedural scarring.
Facial fat grafting is combined with a mini lift procedure, which is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that uses much smaller incisions than a traditional facelift. Small incisions placed around the ear lobe are used to place internal sutures that re-suspend the jowls and neck. These sutures provide internal tissue tightening, which lasts longer than simply depending on the skin for lift support.
The mini lift produces a well-rested, more youthful appearance while avoiding the visual tip-offs of facelift surgery, such as:
- Unnatural facial lines from pulling skin upward
- Over-pulled eyes, nose and mouth
- Loss of hair due to incision placed in hairline
- Distortion of the natural ear contour
Recovery time from the Leber Mini Facelift is much easier than the recovery from a traditional facelift procedure. Drains are not required after the procedure, making it easier for the patient to perform aftercare. Sutures in the smaller incision are removed within five days after surgery. The recovery process is not painful for most patients, with minimal post-operative bruising ad swelling. Some patients even find they can return to work the after their procedure.
The Leber Mini Facelift is a good option for patients that want to achieve a more youthful appearance but don’t have the time in their schedules for an extended recovery process. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dr. Leber’s office at 877-899-3339.