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Reverse the Signs of Aging With a Mini Face Lift


We often see patients who want a minimally invasive surgical option to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging in the mid face. A mini face lift performed at our Darien practice focuses on this specific area of the face to tighten up underlying musculature and remove excess skin. A mini face lift can usually be performed laparoscopically, resulting in a significantly reduced recovery time and minimal scarring. Dr. David Passaretti performs a comprehensive range of cosmetic procedures and he makes his patients' comfort and safety his top priorities. If you would like to learn more about how this minimally invasive lift procedure can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti.

Young brunette woman with glowing skin

Traditional vs. Mini Face Lifts

Determining which type of facelift is appropriate for you will largely depend on your aesthetic goals and the size of the treatment area. Dr. Passaretti believes that in most cases, a full facelift is the best option for patients who want to take years off of their appearance. The mini face lift procedure is better suited to younger patients who would like to address signs of aging in the middle portion of the face, or for those who would like touch-up work done at a later date after a full facelift. 

A traditional full face lift involves larger incisions that are hidden beneath the hairline, spanning from the temples behind the ears. This allows Dr. Passaretti to address nearly all areas of the face during the procedure. For instance, if you are concerned with the appearance of your neck, Dr. Passaretti will likely recommend a full face lift over a mini face lift. During surgery, Dr. Passaretti will tighten up the underlying tissue throughout the face, remove any excess skin, and smooth fat deposits to provide you with more defined, youthful features. 

In contrast, a mini face lift concentrates on a more specific area of the face, generally around the cheeks and eyes. Unlike a full face lift, which is typically performed using general anesthesia, many mini face lift patients will only require local anesthetic and sedation. For this procedure, a series of small incisions will be made behind the ears and beneath the hairline. Dr. Passaretti can often perform enhancements laparoscopically, meaning he will insert a tiny surgical camera through the incisions to guide his movements during the procedure. Similar to a full face lift, Dr. Passaretti will gently tighten, reposition, and remove any excess tissue to achieve striking, yet natural-looking results.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Dr. Passaretti has consistently been voted as one of the top doctors in Connecticut Magazine. He performs all of his cosmetic procedures at his state-of-the-art private operating facility to provide his patients with the safest care possible. This enables him to give his patients the Park Avenue experience right in their own backyards in Darien.

Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation

For the right patients, a mini face lift can provide beautiful aesthetic results while remaining minimally invasive. If you have been considering a facial cosmetic surgery and would like to learn more about the different treatments that we offer, please contact our office to make an appointment.

(203) 642-1891

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Darien Office

722 Post Rd
Ste 201
Darien, CT 06820

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(203) 642-1891