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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

"Love Victoria Givens!! Did exactly what I asked. She’s very knowledgeable and patiently answered all of my questions and didn’t try to push anything on me. Will recommend her to all my friends."


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

    Does a mini facelift treat your entire face?

    Sun damage, the force of gravity, genetics, and exposure to societal norms (air pollution, alcohol, smoking, second-hand smoke, generic makeup) compound the effects of the aging process and result in a variety of unwanted physical changes to the face and neck. While these age-related changes may be visible on the upper face (forehead and eyes), a mini facelift only treats the lower face from the cheekbone down to the chin and the neckline. It is common to incorporate additional procedures to complement the results of your mini facelift. These treatments include a brow lift and eyelid rejuvenation, facial implant placement, neurotoxin and filler injection, nasal reshaping, and skin resurfacing treatments.

    How soon will my face appear naturally refreshed after surgery?

    While the recovery process is highly individualized, you should see results after only a few weeks. However, patience is required as total improvement may require several months. Many patients plan their surgery around an upcoming major life event that could involve scrutiny in the public eye. Allowing for at least three months of healing prior to partaking in your mini facelift in Austin is usually more than adequate.

    What is the cost of a mini facelift in Austin?

    The cost of a mini facelift is variable and depends on individual patient anatomy, complexity of the case, and whether or not other adjunctive aesthetic procedures will be performed simultaneously. Rather than focus on a specific number, you should concentrate on selecting a surgeon with significant experience and whom you trust to give you the results you desire. A detailed quote that includes all necessary fees will be provided during your private consultation with Dr. Givens.


    The time required to perform a mini facelift is based on surgeon experience, operative technique, and complexity of patient anatomy. Additional time may be required if your procedure is performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation treatments. When it comes to your face, there is no reason to compromise on quality.

    I have had a prior unsatisfactory outcome with a mini facelift and/or other facial plastic surgery procedures. Can you help?

    Most of the time, an experienced surgeon can produce long-lasting results that both of you are pleased with—often for several decades. However, in surgery as in life, there are no guarantees. Dr. Givens is well-versed in the art of revision surgery. Depending on the nature and extent of the previous surgery, your options may be limited. Dr. Givens will provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to set realistic expectations for your mini facelift in Austin. It is essential to understand that while surgery can restore a balanced, youthful appearance, it cannot stop the natural aging process over time.

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