If you have sagging jowls and some loose skin of the upper neck, a mini-facelift procedure may be the right procedure for you. In many cases, this can be combined with skin resurfacing to simultaneously lift the jowls and smooth away lines and wrinkles.
I can’t believe how incredible my skin looks after Dr. Summers did laser resurfacing for me. Love, love, love it!
– K. V
Dr. Summers is always very meticulous and caring when treating me. He answers all of my questions and ensures the best result. He is always available for your concerns.
– Mamie A.
Mini-Facelift (S-Lift, MACS Lift, Quicklift, Lifestyle Lift):
Dr. Summers was one of the first surgeons in the region to perform mini-facelift procedures. The mini-facelift procedure had been described years previously as a skin-only procedure, but was abandoned by many surgeons due to a lack of long-term results. Dr. Summers modified the mini-facelift in 1999 with tightening of the lateral SMAS (the thick layer of tissue under the facial skin).
The mini-facelift is a “true” facelift procedure and involves an incision in front of the ear to remove excess skin. The procedure takes about 2 hours and, in almost all cases, patients have their mini-facelift under a local anesthesia. Patients with a lot of skin laxity or excess neck skin may require a full facelift procedure. The only way to know for sure is to be seen for a consultation at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center.
Variations of the mini-facelift have been marketed as the Lifestyle Lift® and the Quicklift® procedures. Although, the Lifestyle Lift company went out of business due to mismanagement, the mini-facelift procedure remains an appropriate procedure for many individuals. (Note: Neither Maryland Plastic Surgery nor Dr. Summers are affiliated with Lifestyle Lift® or Quicklift®.)