Short Scar Facelift

In Clearwater and across Tampa Bay, an active and healthy lifestyle isn't always enough to prevent the signs of aging from appearing on the face. As you progress through your 40s and 50s, skin begins to sag on your lower eyelids, cheeks, jawline, and neck. Let double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kailash Narasimhan show you how to maintain your youthful look and elude the signs of aging with the short scar facelift, often called a mini facelift, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Narasimhan values your appearance as much as you do. He understands how much having a youthful face can boost your self-confidence. To learn more, request a consultation at Dr. Narasimhan's office in the St. Anthony's Outpatient Medical Center on Carillon Parkway.

Why Choose Dr. Narasimhan

Dr. Narasimhan is an excellent choice for your cosmetic procedure for many reasons, including:

  • Double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Highly trained in procedures of face, breast, and body
  • Passion for cosmetic procedures and patient care
  • Compassionate care and attention to detail

What Is a Short Scar Facelift?

Most everyone has heard of a facelift, but you might not have heard of the "short scar" technique. There are many names for this procedure, including:

  • Mini facelift
  • S-lift
  • MACS lift
  • Baby Boomer facelift

No matter what you call it, the short scar facelift is a quicker, less invasive, more affordable way to erase years from your face with shorter incisions and less downtime than a traditional facelift.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Short scar facelifts are ideal for healthy women and men who are under 60 and want to improve the early signs of aging as they appear on the cheeks, jowls, and neck. Improvements from this procedure may be further enhanced when combined with eyelid surgery, skin resurfacing, or chin and neck liposuction.

Advantages of a Short Scar Facelift

The short scar facelift effectively restores youthful facial contours by:

  • Lifting cheeks
  • Smoothing jowls
  • Treating nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Correcting drooping lower eyelids

Because the incision is made in front of the ears and is shorter in length, there is less scarring with this surgery than with a traditional facelift. Another advantage of the short scar method is the reduced recovery time. Because it disturbs less tissue, subsequent bruising and swelling during recovery are usually reduced.

The main limitation of the short scar facelift is that it does not correct extremely loose and sagging skin on the jaw line and neck. It is not designed for older patients whose skin has lost a substantial amount of elasticity. In this case a traditional facelift and neck lift procedure should provide a more satisfying result.

Recovery From Short Scar Facelift

Although you will be able to walk around after this Tampa cosmetic surgery procedure, plan on resting for the first week. You can usually return to work within 10 days, compared to the 2 to 3‐week recovery period for traditional facelift surgery. It is common to experience some numbness of your face that can last from a few weeks to a few months.

Avoid vigorous activity for the first 3 to 4 weeks, including running, heavy housework, and vigorous exercise (although you should be able to go walking and do some gentle stretching).

Getting Started

Choosing facial rejuvenation can be an exciting way to enhance and rejuvenate your look. Dr. Narasimhan will help you learn whether a short scar facelift is the right choice for you. To meet with him and get a better sense of his personable nature, artistic eye, and attention to detail, request a consultation or call the office of Narasimhan Plastic Surgery at (727) 289-7119.