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The Micro-Mini Lift®: Minimally Invasive Facelift

About Michael Godin

Dr. Michael Godin is a double board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Godin specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, eyelids, face, ears, neck, and related structures.

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About Dr. Hootan Zandifar

Dr. Hootan Zandifar is board-certified in Otolaryngology and fellowship-trained in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Zandifar is the director of the Skin Center at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute based at Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers.

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Question: I’m a 45-year-old woman and am beginning to see signs of loose skin around my jaw and neck areas. I’ve considered undergoing a traditional facelift but my work and lifestyle have never really allowed for the extended recovery time. Can the Micro-Mini Lift provide me with the results that I am seeking given my limited schedule?

Micro-Mini Lift procedure
Figure 1: 53-year-old woman prior to surgery (left) and nine months after Micro-Mini Lift procedure (right).

Discussion:

Great question and the answer is yes. I developed the Micro-Mini Lift procedure to improve the firmness of the jawline and neck, with less recovery time than a traditional facelift procedure.

The Micro-Mini Lift procedure is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that provides patients with an alternative when traditional facelift options may not yet be possible or appropriate. The Micro-Mini Lift utilizes meticulous techniques to improve early signs of skin loosening or sagging of the deeper tissues. Surgical incisions are significantly smaller than those seen in traditional procedures and are meticulously hidden within the natural creases of the face. This procedure is highly customizable and allows for individual fine-tuning to each patient’s individual facial architecture and specific problem areas. The minimally invasive nature of the Micro-Mini Lift decreases surgical trauma and provides for a relatively quick return to normal activities.

Figure 2: Schematic comparison between micro-mini lift (left) and traditional face lift (left) incisions and areas of elevation.
Figure 2: Schematic comparison between micro-mini lift (left) and traditional face lift (left) incisions and areas of elevation.

All facelift procedures, including the Micro-Mini Lift, should be performed by qualified and experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. These surgeons possess extensive training and clinical experience in dealing with cosmetic and reconstructive considerations of the face.

before after face lift

Figure 3: 53-year-old woman prior to surgery (left) and nine months after Micro-Mini Lift procedure (right).

Dr. Michael Godin, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute, developed and regularly performs the Micro-Mini Lift procedure. Dr. Godin is nationally renowned for his expertise in facial plastic surgery and has pioneered several facial plastic procedures. His double board certification in otolaryngology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery allows him to address cosmetic concerns of the face with the constant goal of delivering outstanding results in a way that is safe, reliable, and natural looking.

Key Points:

  • The Micro-Mini Lift procedure was developed to improve the firmness of the jawline, neck, and overall appearance of the face and neck in less time than a traditional facelift procedure.
  • The Micro-Mini Lift procedure is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that provides patients with an alternative when traditional facelift options may not yet be possible or appropriate.
  • Surgical incisions are significantly smaller than those seen in traditional facelift procedures.
  • The Micro-Mini Lift provides greater protection to delicate underlying structures of the face and promotes a shortened overall recovery time.
  • All facelift procedures, including the Micro-Mini Lift, should be performed by qualified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
  • Michael Godin, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute, developed and regularly performs the Micro-Mini Lift procedure.

To learn more about Dr. Michael Godin or the Micro-Mini Lift, please visit: www.ohni.org.

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