Advantages of a Mini Facelift

At The Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, NSDrs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau can perform a mini facelift, a procedure that can lift the facial skin and tighten the cheeks through incisions near the ears. The procedure can help patients achieve a younger and healthier-looking appearance without the need for a full facelift. A mini facelift is less invasive and involves less downtime, so patients can get back to their normal activities sooner.

A young woman's face following a mini facelift

What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift addresses the areas in the middle to lower third of the face. The procedure can eliminate excess fat or skin in or around the cheeks, mouth, or neck. It involves the placement of small incisions by the ears for minimal scarring with maximum results.

Who is a Good Candidate for This Procedure?

The mini facelift procedure is ideal for younger patients as well as those who only need a minimal lift. Most patients who undergo a mini facelift are those who want to address:

  • Sagging cheeks
  • Loose skin around the neck
  • Drooping, sagging skin along the jaw line (jowls)
  • Excess skin and fat that creates a sagging chin
  • Wrinkles in specific areas in the mid- to lower-third of the face

In addition to these requirements, patients should be in good overall health and be free of any serious health conditions.

What Happens during the Procedure?

Because mini facelifts are less invasive than a full facelift, most patients require only local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia. Once we have administered the anesthetic and you are completely comfortable, Drs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau will begin the procedure by creating small incisions just beneath your ear lobes.

A mini facelift can help patients achieve a younger and healthier-looking appearance without the need for a full facelift.

Our doctors use the SMAS, or superficial muscular aponeurotic system, technique to provide their patients with the most natural-looking results. In addition to lifting the skin, this technique also allows our doctors to lift the underlying muscles. They can then remove any excess tissue and create more natural contours. After lifting the muscles and skin, your incisions will be closed and you will be monitored during recovery.


The mini facelift is performed on an outpatient basis, so you can return home after surgery. While you can typically return to work or your other normal activities within a week, it could take several months or more for the full results of your procedure to become apparent.

Benefits of Choosing a Mini Facelift

There are numerous benefits to choosing a mini facelift, including:

  • Less scarring than with a full facelift
  • Fewer risks and side effects
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced appearance of jowls and sagging cheeks
  • Better cheek bone contours
  • Fewer lines and wrinkles
  • Improved self-confidence

For those patients who would prefer more dramatic results, we also offer other facial surgery procedures such as a full faceliftbrow liftneck lift, and rhinoplasty

Find Out Which Type of Facelift is Right for You

At The Landings Surgical Centre, our doctors provide patients with personalized care and tailor all procedures to meet each patient’s individual needs. To find out if a mini facelift is right for you, call us at (866) 928-0023 or contact our office online to schedule a consultation.

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Our surgeons have the training and expertise to provide the beautiful results you deserve. Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau are members of several esteemed organizations, such as:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Canadian Medical Association

Schedule a consultation online or call us at (902) 492-2007 to learn more. Our Halifax practice provides convenient care for patients from Prince Edward Island and nearby areas.

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