Say Goodbye to the Signs of Aging with a Minilift

Are you looking for a way to effectively turn back the clock on your appearance but are not quite ready for the commitment of a full facelift? Perhaps a minilift is the right choice for you. This surgical procedure tightens and smooths the mid to lower face with minimal discomfort and downtime afterward. Dr. Madnani offers the minilift at his New York office for patients who want meet the early signs of aging head-on.


What is a Minilift?

The minilift procedure targets the cheek area and jawline, using smaller incisions than a traditional facelift procedure. Incisions are generally placed around the ears and used to remove excess skin and reposition underlying facial muscles for a more youthful profile. Skin is gently lifted and tightened to create a smoother appearance with fewer fine lines and facial creases.


Benefits of a Minilift

There are a number of potential benefits of a minilift for those that are good candidates for the procedure:


  • Shorter operation than traditional facelift
  • Can usually be performed on an outpatient basis
  • Local anesthesia rather than general
  • Smaller incisions mean less scarring
  • Ability to address a number of concerns in one procedure
  • Shorter recovery time than traditional facelift
  • Lower cost than a full facelift


The minilift is usually recommended to patients in their 40s or 50s with moderate signs of aging. However, this procedure may be appropriate for some patients in their 60s, if the signs of aging are still relatively minimal. A minilift can turn back the clock by 7-10 years for some patients.


Considerations of a Minilift

While the minilift offers many potential benefits, there are some factors to consider before choosing this cosmetic procedure. First, a minilift will not be able to address significant neck wrinkling and sagging like a traditional facelift procedure. If there are severe signs of aging in the neck area, a neck lift or full facelift may be a better option.


Results of a minilift also do not last as long as a traditional facelift, which means patients may need additional procedures much sooner to maintain positive results. However, patients can push off the need for a full facelift by getting a minilift at a younger age. Other steps can be taken to delay the need for a full facelift, such as injectable treatments or skin rejuvenation procedures.


A minilift is a cost-effective, minimally-invasive way to significantly turn back the clock on your appearance. To learn more about this surgical procedure, contact Dr. Madnani’s office at 212-203-8591.