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Mini Facelift Surgery

A mini facelift focuses on restoring definition in the lower third of the face, including the jawline and upper neck area. Dr. Dennis Hurwitz in Pittsburgh, PA, uses refined techniques to reverse signs of aging such as skin laxity in this area, providing natural-looking results that can make you look years younger. During a consultation, he can determine if this treatment is right for you.*

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A mini facelift can rejuvenate the lower third of the face.
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During your initial consultation with Dr. Hurwitz, he will evaluate your skin, review your medical history, and take note of your goals to determine if you are a good candidate. The typical mini facelift candidate is between 30 and 40 years old. The best candidates are non-smokers, since nicotine can severely compromise the body's ability to heal, which is key to the success of cosmetic surgery. 

If you also wish to address signs of aging around the eyes and in the brow, you may be a better candidate for a full facelift. Or, if you are only experiencing subtle signs of aging, Dr. Hurwitz may recommend using injectables or other nonsurgical treatments.


Dr. Hurwitz uses sedation and anesthesia to maintain your comfort during the procedure. He will discuss these options with you during your consultation. Depending on the extent of the procedure, he may recommend just a local anesthetic and conscious sedation, or he may recommend general anesthesia. 

A mini facelift can address jowls, fat deposits under the chin, and lax skin to help you look fitter and more youthful.

The Procedure

Once the anesthesia and sedation have taken effect, Dr. Hurwitz will create small incisions, usually concealed behind the ears. Next, he will gently tighten lax underlying tissues in the lower face for enhanced definition. Once complete, he will trim away excess tissue and suture your incisions closed. The procedure may take up to two hours to complete. You will be able to return home after surgery, but you should arrange for a friend of loved one to drive. Dr. Hurwitz will provide detailed instructions and schedule follow-up visits to ensure a successful recovery.

Benefits of a Mini Facelift

The results of a mini facelift are subtle, but can provide significant rejuvenation. Dr. Hurwitz utilizes refined techniques to help patients achieve natural-looking results. The lower third of the face is typically one of the first areas to begin showing signs of aging. A mini facelift can address jowls, fat deposits under the chin, and lax skin to help you look fitter and more youthful. Meanwhile, patients who undergo a mini facelift typically experience a significant boost in self-confidence that can benefit many aspects of both your personal and professional life.*

Schedule Your Consultation

The best way that you, as a patient, can influence the quality of your plastic surgery procedure is to choose an experienced and reputable surgeon. Dr. Hurwitz has been practicing for more than 40 years and has helped many patients experience beautiful rejuvenation and a new level of self-confidence. To learn more about how he can help you improve your appearance with a mini facelift or other facial cosmetic procedure, please contact us online or call (866) 957-4456.*

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I honestly never thought of myself as a serious candidate for elective surgery ... but I’m already feeling and looking so much better.* Jill's Story

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