The Weekend Facelift: Why Women In Their 30s Get A Mini-Facelift


The Weekend Facelift: Why Women In Their 30s Get A Mini-Facelift

Younger Women Are Considering Mini-Facelifts Too

For some women, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin can start to show in their early 40s, affecting confidence and self-esteem. Sometimes called a weekend facelift, a mini-facelift is an excellent cosmetic surgical procedure to address these initial signs of aging. Surprisingly, more and more women in their mid-to-late 30s are opting for a weekend facelift. Any facelift variation can sound farfetched at that age, but each patient’s needs are different. Here are the details on the weekend facelift and why younger women are all-in on the procedure.

A weekend under the knife

So what’s a mini-facelift? Mini-facelifts or weekend facelifts target the signs of aging that exist on the lower part of the face. With age, lines develop from the corners of the mouth to the chin called marionette lines. The skin around the jawline and under the neck also begins to sag and loses elasticity. The surgery seeks to correct these issues by gently lifting and tightening the skin. For sagging neck tissue, the surgeon may recommend an additional neck lift.

What happens during surgery?

The procedure is minimally invasive and takes about 1-2 hours to complete. Under local anesthesia, the cosmetic surgeon creates a small incision at the hairline towards the earlobe. The skin is gently pulled toward the hairline, slightly moving tissue to create a smooth, contoured look. Excess skin and tissue are removed, and the incisions are concealed around the hairline. Within a few weeks of recovery, women should see a more defined jawline, reduced jowls, and marionette lines.

Benefits of a mini-facelift vs a full facelift

A full facelift is more invasive and has a longer recovery. As a benefit, the procedure creates more dramatic results. Facelifts can improve the lower neck and severe jowls that mini-facelifts cannot. Mini facelifts, however, have the advantage of being fast procedures with a quick recovery and less scarring. The surgery is suitable for tackling early signs of aging, complementing non-invasive procedures like dermal fillers or Botox.

A facelift in your 30s

Facelifts were once considered a procedure for women from age 50 and beyond. As the procedure became more acceptable and accessible, 40-year-olds and above now use facelifts and mini-facelifts. Today, women in the mid-to-late 30s are turning to mini-facelifts. Everyone ages differently. Harsh environments, excess sunlight, diet, stress, and even genetics can speed up aging. Now, women see signs of aging faster and turn to cosmetic surgeons for help. What’s more important is not the age but the wrinkling and damage done to the skin.

Skin aging starts early

Collagen is the building block of skin to help provide a tight, smooth, firm appearance. At about age 30, collagen production begins to slow down, meaning less elasticity and more wrinkles. A mini-facelift helps women in their 30s address these issues without the stress of major surgery. The skin just needs a slight boost. Getting a mini-facelift earlier also means the results last much longer. And, of course, the smaller incisions and turnaround time is appealing to younger women.

What’s next for a wrinkle-free face

For women with mild signs of aging in the lower face, mini-facelifts are a life-changing option. With minor incisions, the surgery can address lines and sagging skin on the lower face. Women in their 30s can and should consider mini-facelifts too. It is never too early to start thinking about addressing these signs of aging. Ensure that a board-certified cosmetic surgeon closely looks at the skin’s laxity and other signs of aging. From there, a weekend facelift can help qualified candidates look and feel amazing.

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