The Scaled Down Facelift

It is becoming more and more common to see younger patients, or patients who have only experienced mild facial aging choosing to undergo a mini cheek lift. A cheek lift is a simpler procedure than a full facelift, with a much shorter and easier recovery. Occasionally it may be referred to as a weekend facelift, implying the length of time needed for most patients to return to normal activities. It’s ideal for the patient who feels they are looking tired and not fresh no matter how much sleep they get. The cheek lift/mini-facelift is the ideal lesser procedure for those patients desiring to look both fresher and healthier, sometimes during a consultation for a facelift it becomes apparent that the patient merely wants to tweak the early signs of facial aging. That’s when the cheek lift/ mini-facelift is a good option. Family and friends won’t necessarily suspect you have had surgery but just that you are well-rested or have lost weight.*

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

The Ideal Patient for a Cheek Lift/ Mini-Face Lift

The ideal patient seeking a cheek lift/mini facelift has moderate depth of the laugh line or a smaller jowl, with less loose skin of the neck. The incisions are shorter and well hidden. Many cheek lift patients are back in public within a few days, with less swelling and bruising than with more invasive procedures. Once again, this procedure is regularly combined with other procedures, or perhaps some injectable fillers or Botox™ to give a complete result.*

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Aging Factors – Mini Face Lift Benefits

The basic factors which lead to facial aging include sun damage, gravity, smoking, muscle activity, genetics and resorption of subcutaneous fillers such as fat. Each of these must be taken into consideration to assure a successful surgical experience. Dr. Murphy takes the time to consider all factors prior to formulating a surgical plan. This concept is the keystone to his success in establishing outstanding results in facial rejuvenation.*

Gravity leads to drooping of the facial skin and brows. Sun exposure leads to fine facial wrinkling, pigmentary changes, loss of collagen, disorganization of elastic fibers and a predisposition to skin cancer. Eighty percent of the aging of the skin is related to sun exposure as itleads to an overall degradation of the skin, with thinning of the skin and increased depth of lip lines.*

Crows feet and frown lines between the brows are classic signs of facial aging due to muscle activity. Loss of fillers such as collagen and fat beneath our skin is a cause of facial aging frequently ignored by surgeons. Reversal of these effects can make the difference between a good result and a great result. Family traits are present in all of us and patients must make the decision whether they like a hump in their nose or a little excess skin in the neck area. Is your chin too small? These are all discussed during your plastic surgery consultation.*

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Triple Board-Certified Plastic SurgeonDr. Terrence Murphy

Englewood plastic surgeon Dr. Terrence Murphy has been recognized as a top doctor by his peers and is trusted as an authority by the media for his insights on aesthetic surgery. With a conservative hand and a keen aesthetic eye, he achieves natural-looking yet transformative results, blending the best of established and new techniques. His triple board certification underscores his commitment to excellence.

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The Cheek Lift/ Mini-Face Lift Procedure

The procedure may take little longer than an hour under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. Patients are discharged home after a short period in recovery. They can shower and wash their hair the next morning. Other than some fairly minimal swelling and bruising of the cheeks, they can look quite good even within 48 hours. They are out and about after maybe only a long weekend.*

VECTRA® 3D Imaging System

We offer VECTRA 3D imaging as an innovative tool for visualizing the potential of your plastic surgery transformation and empowering you to communicate your aesthetic goals more effectively. VECTRA’s advanced technology captures multiple high-resolution images of your appearance before surgery. Then, it creates detailed 3D simulations of how you might look after surgery. These images can showcase various surgical options and angles, allowing you to see highly accurate representations of your surgical results. The process takes only a few minutes, so you can review and discuss your results with Dr. Murphy during your consultation to make the most informed decisions about your treatment.  

*Unless otherwise stated, models are used throughout this website. Individual Results may vary.

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Trust Murphy Plastic Surgery for Mini Facelift

If you’d like to learn more about mini facelift surgery at Murphy Plastic Surgery, we’d love to help. Request a consultation using the online form, or call us at 303-788-8400 to schedule an appointment.