Erase 25 Years With This Stunning Transformation!
Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 244-1000
Fax: (585) 271-4786
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Prior to deciding on a facelift procedure, a private consultation will be scheduled with one of our facial plastic surgeons. At this time, your surgeon will listen to all of your aesthetic desires and goals. Your surgeon will carefully review your medical history, current medications, and perform a full examination of the face. He or she will explain the surgical technique and you can ask to see before and after photos of their most recent mini facelift patients. After answering any questions, your surgeon will determine if the mini facelift is right for your individual situation. If it is, he or she will create a personalized surgical plan tailored to meet your unique needs.
Anyone who is unhappy with early signs of aging may benefit from the mini facelift at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery. Minor sagging of the skin and lax tissue at the jawline can be corrected with a mini facelift. The ideal patient is a non-smoker, with good skin elasticity, and in overall good health. Both men and women of all skin types and ethnicities can take years off of their appearance with the procedure. As with any surgical procedure, candidates will need to fully understand the mini facelift process and be committed to their recovery.
Our facial plastic surgeons perform the mini facelift procedure as an outpatient surgery at the Lindsay House Surgery Center. Using less extensive dissection beneath the skin, the mini facelift often results in less discomfort. The mini facelift procedure begins with the surgeon making several small incisions, placed in front of and behind the ear, along the hairline, or under the jawline. From here, small amounts of skin are removed and the remaining tissues tightened. Once the desired corrections have been made, the surgeon will add small sutures for proper healing. As with all surgical procedures performed at the Quatela Center, mini facelift patients are able to return home the same day as their procedure.
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Patients should expect the recovery from a mini facelift to take about a week; although experiences vary. Initial bruising and swelling typically resolve over the first 5 to 7 days. While patients may experience mild pain after a mini facelift, our surgeons can prescribe the necessary medications for patients to recover comfortably at home.
Most patients feel well enough and are comfortable with their appearance to return to work a week after their mini facelift. Normal, daily activities can be resumed in only a few days. Keep in mind, recovery varies with individual factors.
The Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester is proud to serve patients from throughout Upstate NY. We are honored to be the area’s premier plastic surgery center, and give every patient our undivided attention and the quality of care they deserve. Learn more about how we support our New York patients on their surgical journeys:
Patients looking at any surgical procedure should put their trust in an experienced plastic surgeon. To ensure safe and satisfying results from a mini facelift, it is vital to pick an experienced facial plastic surgeon. Consistently committed to providing only the best results, tailored to each patient’s needs, our facial plastic surgeons dedicate themselves to procedures of the face and neck.
Dr. Vito C. Quatela is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Quatela is a past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is highly respected by his peers as a recognized expert in all areas of facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty, facelift, and other facial procedures.
Dr. Heather Lee is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist who has trained extensively with Dr. Quatela. She specializes in both aesthetic and functional procedures and is known for her meticulous surgical results and compassionate care.
Dr. Alex Montague is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist who trained under Dr. Quatela for a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. He has exemplary skills in both technique and patient care and specializes in aesthetic and functional procedures.
A mini facelift is an outpatient surgical procedure, designed to refresh and rejuvenate the appearance by smoothing and lifting the lower portion of tissue along the cheek and jawline.
Our surgeons perform all surgical procedures at the Lindsay House Surgery Center. This accredited surgical facility consists of the private operating suites of the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery.
The incisions used for the mini facelift are the same as those used in the full facelift. These are located in front of and behind the ear. Any scarring that does occur is well-hidden within the natural facial structures as our surgeons place them in natural skin creases so as to minimize their visibility.
The results from a mini facelift will be long lasting. Although the skin and tissues will continue to age and feel the effects of the environment and gravity, patients who take care of their skin can expect to appear less aged than their peers.
The cost of a mini facelift varies, depending on your specific needs and goals. All prices quoted from the Quatela Center are all-inclusive and include pre and postoperative appointments, surgeon’s fees, surgery center fees, and anesthesia costs. For more information, see our page on Plastic Surgery Costs.
People who live in Buffalo, Syracuse, and other areas of New York travel to the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery for mini facelift and other facial rejuvenation procedures. Request your consultation using the online form to meet personally with one of our facial plastic surgeons or give our office a call at (585) 244-1000 to schedule an appointment.
As a destination practice offering world-class care, the Quatela Center attracts patients from around the globe. Our virtual consultations and support program take the effort out of travelling for surgery.