Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Orange County | Fullerton, CA

Mini Facelift in Orange County


As we age, our skin starts to thin and fall, causing lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. Multiple options are available when considering a cosmetic procedure to address common signs of aging, depending on your needs.

Natural results are a priority for our patients, and Dr. Robert Wald is committed to providing minimally invasive facial surgery that restores a more youthful appearance while maintaining your unique individuality and beauty.

Facial enhancement with a mini facelift can help you achieve a revitalized and younger-looking appearance by smoothing wrinkles and fine lines while tightening the skin on the cheeks, lower face, and neck.

While a full facelift requires general anesthesia, a mini facelift can be performed with only a local anesthetic and sedation for easier recovery and less downtime.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Robert Wald?

Dr. Wald is an award-winning, double-board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of clinical experience. As a faculty member at Harbor-UCLA who stays current with emerging technology, he trains up-and-coming plastic surgeons and provides advanced care for his Orange County patients.

Is a Mini Facelift Right for Me?

A mini facelift is suitable for individuals with wrinkles, pronounced nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the nose to the mouth), and mild to moderate skin sagging (with or without jowling) who want smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin on their face and neck.

Those with deeply set lines or wrinkles and severe skin laxity (looseness) may achieve better results with a full facelift or a facelift under local anesthesia. Dr. Wald can customize your facelift procedure to meet your needs and goals.

Candidates for a mini facelift will:

  • Be in good health overall
  • Be non-smokers
  • Desire long-lasting facial rejuvenation
  • Have realistic expectations for their results

During your facelift consultation, Dr. Wald will examine your skin and explain your facelift options and possible results. After listening carefully to your questions and concerns, he will recommend the technique he feels will produce the outcome you desire.

What Is Covered During My Fullerton, CA, Facelift Consultation?

In addition to evaluating your face and reviewing your options, Dr. Wald will answer all your questions, review the instructions you’ll need to follow before and after your procedure, and provide an accurate cost estimate for your facelift.

Are you interested in a mini facelift? Call us at 714-312-3549 to schedule a consultation today!

What Is a Short Scar or Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift offers highly effective facial rejuvenation that looks natural and can often be performed under local anesthesia to provide the following benefits:

  • Targets the lower third of the face, including the jawline and neck
  • Safer than general anesthesia.
  • Requires shorter incisions for smaller scars that fade nicely and are well-hidden.
  • Patients experience less post-surgical swelling and bruising.
  • Patients experience fewer side effects than with general anesthesia, including nausea and vomiting.
  • Allows patients to return to their normal activities quicker than with general anesthesia.

How Is a Mini Facelift Performed?

During a short-scar minimal facelift, local anesthesia is used to numb the area. Incisions start in the hairline at the temples and continue down and around the ear. These incisions are shorter than the ones used for a traditional facelift.

From here, underlying tissues in the lower third of the face are tightened to reduce wrinkles, sagging skin, jowling, and neck laxity. This procedure is considered minimally invasive and provides natural-looking results that are not overdone.

How Long Is Recovery After a Mini Facelift?

While this is a minimally invasive procedure, you can still expect minor bruising, swelling, pain, and tenderness in the lower face. Over-the-counter or prescription pain medication and cold compresses can help alleviate any discomfort.

Most patients can apply makeup three days after their mini facelift and return to work within one week.

When Will I See My Mini Facelift Results?

While most patients recover from their mini facelift within four to six weeks, it can take up to six months to see your final results. At this time, you can expect a smoother, tighter, more youthful-looking appearance.

How Much Does a Mini Facelift Cost in Fullerton, CA?

Your mini facelift cost varies depending on many factors, including the extent of correction needed and any treatments performed simultaneously. Because a mini facelift is less invasive than the traditional technique, it will likely be priced lower.

Dr. Wald will provide an accurate mini facelift cost estimate during your consultation.

Interested in a Mini Facelift in Orange County?

Want to learn more about Dr. Wald’s mini facelift in Fullerton, California? Call us at 714-312-3549 to schedule a consultation. Our team looks forward to hearing from you soon.

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