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Advanced Mini Facelift 2 years later

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 6:12 pm
by Vicky
I have noticed that the majority of comments on the forum are from people who have recently had an advanced mini facelift so thought it would be helpful to give an update after having the procedure 2 and a half years ago

I had the advanced mini facelift in November 2013. I was generally pleased with the overall effect afterwards with a good improvement in my jowells. However, the scars particularly on my right side are still very visible with what I can only describe as quite large and crude stitch marks which have not lessened over time. Because I have long hair which I never wear up this did not personally cause difficulties for me in terms of hiding them. However, if I wanted to I would not be able to wear my hair short or put it up.

The lifting effect held for around 2 years after which I noticed a marked slackening which happened quite quickly (I had not lost any weight or been ill), and then my face continued to drop quite a bit with the reappearance of my jowells which was quite distressing. I am now saving for a full facelift to ensure I get a longer lasting effect, and hopefully also revise my scars.

If you are seeking a subtle effect that will last for a couple of years then the advanced mini facelift may be a good option for you. However, this must be balanced with the cost, undergoing the surgery, and possible risks including scarring. From looking at some of the posts on the forum I can see that other people have also experienced problems with scarring from the procedure.

With hindsight from my own experience I would not have had the advanced mini facelift but would have chosen a full facelift as this would have lasted much longer and been more cost effective.