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What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is a perfect procedure for both men and women who are starting to notice signs of aging on the lower face and upper neck. If you are looking for a touch-up or quick refresh, a mini facelift in Austin with Dr. Victoria Givens is great option! This shorter, less invasive surgical procedure achieves are more defined jawline and neck contour with less recovery time.

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Am I A Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is a less invasive surgical procedure that can be performed in a few hours to smooth and sculpt the lower face and upper neck. Both men and women in their 40s and 50s with visible signs of moderate cheek, jowl, and neck laxity are ideal candidates. A consultation with Dr. Givens is required to determine if a mini facelift in Austin will address your aesthetic goals.

Before & After Mini Facelifts Performed by Dr. Givens

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 The Benefits of a Mini Facelift


  • Mild to moderate cheek laxity
  • Mild to moderate jowl formation
  • Mild to moderate upper neck sagging
  • Mild to moderate upper neck fat
  • Loss of youthful facial contours
  • Loose skin of the lower face and upper neck
  • Skin aging and wrinkles


  • A refreshed, natural appearance
  • Defined, balanced contours
  • Smoothed away wrinkles and lines
  • Shorter procedure with quicker recovery period
  • Long-lasting results
  • Restored self-confidence

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What is the Difference Between a Mini Facelift and a Traditional Facelift?

A mini facelift is a less invasive surgical option that provides a nice improvement to the lower face and upper neck aging in both men and women. When compared to a traditional facelift, a “mini” lift uses smaller incisions to target a more precise area for excellent results. While a consultation with Dr. Givens is necessary to determine candidacy, this procedure is often ideal those looking address early signs of jawline and neck laxity in a less invasive manner.

    How is a Mini Facelift Procedure Performed?

    To achieve a naturally refreshed and youthful result, Dr. Givens utilizes a series of customized techniques that lift and restore volume to the lower face and upper neckline while removing skin laxity and excess fat. A “mini” lift surgery can be performed simultaneously with a brow lift and/or eyelid lift to improve the upper face for the ultimate facial rejuvenation experience.

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    Why Choose Dr. Givens for Your Mini Facelift?

    At Givens Facial Plastic Surgery, we provide customized, personal care to help patients enhance their natural beauty with the most advanced surgical techniques available. Dr. Givens specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, and is a nationally recognized industry leader. Call today for a consultation about what a mini facelift in Austin can achieve.

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    Mini Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

    What causes cheeks to start falling and jowls to develop?

    The natural aging process, combined with gravity, volume loss, and decreased skin elasticity, can lead to the development of falling cheeks and jowling. These changes are often exacerbated by factors like sun exposure, weight fluctuations, and genetics.

    How can I fix sagging cheeks and a double chin?

    A mini lift, also known as a limited incision facelift, can help address falling cheeks, jowling, and double chin by tightening and lifting the lower face and neck area. This procedure can restore a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

    How long does the result of a mini lift last?

    The results of a mini lift can typically last 5-10 years, though the longevity may vary depending on your skin quality, aging process, and lifestyle factors. Touch-up procedures may be needed to maintain the results over time.

    How much does a mini lift cost?

    The cost of a mini lift at Givens Facial Plastic Surgery starts at $14,000. This amount includes the estimated cost of required anesthesia and facility fees. The current average cost of a mini lift around the world is between $8,000 and $20,000, depending on the surgeon's experience, geographic location, and the complexity of the procedure. We always offer financing options to help make every procedure accessible.

    How long is the recovery from a mini lift?

    Recovery from a mini lift typically takes 7-10 days, during which time patients may experience swelling, bruising, and temporary numbness or tightness in the treated area. Most people can return to all normal activities within 1-2 weeks, depending on their individual healing process.

    Can Botox or fillers be used instead of a mini lift?

    While Botox and dermal fillers can provide a temporary improvement in the appearance of falling cheeks and jowling, they do not offer the same long-lasting results as a mini lift. Surgical procedures are generally more effective for addressing moderate to significant signs of aging in the lower face and neck.

    Can a mini lift be combined with other facial procedures?

    Yes, a mini lift is often performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as buccal fat removal, lip lift, earlobe repair, skin resurfacing, and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), to achieve a more comprehensive, harmonious result.

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