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As we age, the soft tissues in and around the cheek typically begin to sag, resulting in a hollow, aged appearance in the central portion of the face. A mid-face lift is ideal for those who show early signs of aging in the cheeks and below the eyes.

In the quest for a youthful appearance, patients still tend to prefer less invasive or less comprehensive procedures. For patients seeking assistance with mild signs of aging who are looking for a procedure more permanent than a chemical peel or facial fillers, a mini facelift may be the perfect option. With a reputation for performing the best mini facelifts Toronto has available, Dr. Jamil Asaria is one of the best plastic surgeons in Toronto with vast experience in helping patients reach their cosmetic goals. Please read below to learn more about a mini facelift, or call our office today to schedule a consultation.

Mini facelift overview

A mini facelift, also known as a short scar facelift, works well for patients who are in the earlier stages of facial aging. In performing a mini facelift, the lifting and tightening is done with sutures placed underneath the skin on what’s known as the superficial muscular aponeurotic system layer, otherwise known as the SMAS layer. This muscular layer directly beneath the outer skin can be responsible for sagging in the face. Once it is lifted and tightened, the outer skin is then re-fitted to its new, youthful contours.

A mini facelift can be done in one of two ways:

An endoscopic facelift is the least invasive method. With very small, half-inch incisions around the site to be addressed, Dr. Asaria uses a small camera and other specialized tools to address the underlying SMAS layer without fully exposing it. This method results in drastically reduced recovery time and discomfort.

A non-endoscopic mini facelift uses longer incisions, as Dr. Asaria addresses the underlying layers directly, without the use of an endoscope. Despite this, the incisions are still much smaller than a traditional facelift, and the recovery time and discomfort is significantly reduced as well.

In addition to the cosmetic excellence achieved by Dr. Asaria, a mini facelift offers several distinct advantages, including:

  • Shorter incisions, resulting in less visible scars
  • Reduced recovery and downtime, with most patients returning to normal activities within one week
  • Shorter surgery time
  • Can be performed under local anesthetic
  • Decreased cost

All told, a mini facelift is an excellent procedure for patients who are early in the aging spectrum, generally 40 to 50 years old. Dr. Asaria commonly performs a mini facelift for patients who are busy professionals or who are very active socially and want to recover as quickly as possible.

Schedule a consultation

If you think a mini facelift may be right for you, the next step is a consultation with Dr. Asaria. During this consultation, his first priority is understanding your personal goals for cosmetic surgery. Once this has been achieved, he can make recommendations regarding which procedure(s) can deliver the desired results. As a surgeon whose policy is always to put the patient’s needs first, Dr. Asaria strives to deliver the best mini facelift Toronto has to offer. Please call us to schedule your consultation.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

At FACE Toronto we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations. Our team has been working diligently on enhancing our safety protocols to protect the well-being of our patients, team members, and families. We would like to highlight how we are providing a safe environment for you and our team:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office for any symptoms of COVID-19. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVD-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. A mandatory Covid-19 consent form must be filled out before arrival to the clinic and temperature checks will be administered upon entering the building.
  • We have implemented a policy for the safety and testing of our staff members including daily screening and temperature checks. We will be maintaining physical distancing as much as possible throughout the office for staff and patients.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients.
  • We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. We are not servicing any walk-in patients and not allowing visitors or children to accompany any patient.
  • For your safety all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, a mask will be provided. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.
  • We are pleased to offer virtual visits as an option for non-urgent appointments. The software we have in place provides appropriate safety and privacy for the interaction.
  • We have increased our in-office cleaning. All areas of patient traffic are regularly cleaned throughout the day. All treatment rooms are cleaned between every patient encounter. All chairs and table tops in the waiting room as well as treatment rooms will be wiped down between patients, including counters, keyboards and door handles. Our credit/debit card terminal will be disinfected after each use. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide patients with surgically clean air.

We are so excited to welcome you back and look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment. Please feel free to contact our team by phone at 416-479-4244 or email at info@facetoronto.com.