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A Rejuvenated You by Dr. Clevens and Dr. Barbee

The mini facelift, a remarkable facial rejuvenation procedure, is designed to address signs of aging in a minimally invasive way. At Clevens Face and Body Specialists, our accomplished facial plastic surgeons bring their expertise to this procedure to redefine your facial contours and restore a more youthful appearance with a shorter recovery than ‘traditional’ full facelift techniques.

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What is the mini facelift?

The mini facelift is a surgical procedure that focuses on lifting the cheeks and tightening the jowl, jawline, and chin, providing a refreshed and revitalized look. Unlike a traditional facelift, the mini version involves smaller incisions, making it a popular choice for those seeking subtle yet impactful results.

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What can the mini facelift treat?

This procedure is particularly effective in treating:

  • Jawline: A mini facelift adds definition to your jawline 
  • Sagging jowls: A mini facelift lifts and tightens loose skin and reduces the jowl
  • Nasolabial folds: The procedure improves lines and creases that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Mid-facial sagging: The mini facelift targets sagging in the cheeks and mid-face area

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What are the benefits of the mini facelift?

Experience the following benefits of this procedure, as performed by Dr. Clevens and Dr. Barbee: 

  • Regain your confidence: Achieve a more youthful appearance and boost your self-confidence.
  • Minimize scarring: Smaller incisions result in less noticeable scars.
  • Recover quickly: Experience a shorter recovery period compared to traditional facelift procedures.
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All about the procedure

Although the mini facelift only takes about an hour and a half to complete, you’ll enjoy results that last for five to seven years. The steps in the procedure are as follows:


Partly dependent upon patient preference, Mini Facelift may be performed under local anesthesia with light sedation, although some patients may prefer twilight sedation or even general anesthesia. Patient safety and comfort always are of paramount importance. 


Dr. Clevens and Dr. Barbee will strategically create inconspicuous incisions. that are hidden within the hairline.

Tissue repositioning

They then will tighten the underlying tissues and lift and reposition them to address sagging.

Excess skin removal

Any excess skin is removed for a smoother, more youthful contour.

Closing incisions

Your doctors will meticulously close the incisions, and the recovery process begins.

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Recovery from a mini facelift

Recovery is generally quicker compared with a full facelift. Many patients return to work and social activities within a week.

Here is a timeline of what to expect:

  • Initial swelling or bruising: Swelling and bruising subsides within a few weeks.
  • Return to activities: Patients can often resume normal activities within a week.
  • Follow-up appointments: Your doctors will monitor the healing progress and address any concerns you may have.
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Who is a candidate for the mini facelift?

Ideal candidates for a mini facelift in Merritt Island & Melbourne, FL with our team are beginning to see visible signs of aging in their face and neck:

  • Have mild to moderate skin laxity and facial sagging.
  • Desire a more youthful and rejuvenated facial appearance.
  • Are in good overall health.
  • Do not smoke.

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What is the cost of a mini facelift?

The cost of a mini facelift is dependent upon the experience of the surgeon. When you select a specialist with unique expertise in facial plastic surgery, you should expect better and longer lasting results. The cost of a mini facelift will be less than the cost of a ‘traditional’ or full facelift. When considering costs, note that costs may include surgeon’s fees as well as expenses such as anesthesia and facility fees. 

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Why you should choose Clevens Face and Body Specialists in Florida

Drs. Clevens and Barbee at Clevens Face and Body Specialists in Melbourne and Merritt Island, Florida, bring unparalleled expertise to the mini facelift procedure. Both Dr. Ross Clevens and Dr. Philip Barbee are fellowship-trained and board-certified facial plastic surgery specialists. 

With more than 25 years of experience, Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACs, is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who was trained at prestigious institutions like Yale and Harvard. Phillip Barbee, MD, is a board-certified surgeon with nearly 10 years of surgical training who specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Choose Dr. Clevens and Dr. Barbee for their commitment to excellence, extensive education, and years of valuable experience in delivering exceptional and natural-looking results. Experience the artistry of facial rejuvenation through the skilled hands of these renowned surgeons. Schedule your consultation today for a transformed and revitalized you.

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