Dr. Salzman developed the Ageless™ Minilift to address early facial aging with an in-office, easy-to-recover-from procedure that restores a more youthful shape to the face.
A refreshed appearance. More youthful jawline, softening of the smile lines, and elevation of the jowls.
The Ageless™ Minilift was developed by Dr. Salzman to specifically address early facial aging. This operative procedure is usually done at the offices of the Salzman Institute of Cosmetic Surgery in Louisville under a local anesthetic with an oral sedative. We use a tumescent local anesthetic to numb the area. Limited separation of the skin and underlying fat is done.A series of dissolvable sutures are placed in the muscle layer of the face to draw the more mobile and sagging areas up and back to the more fixed tissues close to the ear. The extra skin that is produced is then trimmed and sewn back to the zig-zag incisions in the hairline and in the natural creases around the front of the ear. A light dressing is placed around the ears and the patient goes home.
Recovery and Healing
The healing is similar to a traditional facelift only shorter in duration. The sutures around the front of the ear are removed in 5 days. The few sutures behind the earlobe dissolve on their own in 10 days. Most patients are presentable in just a few days. Swelling and bruising usually resolve in 7-10 days. Pain is easily controlled with oral medications and lasts only a day or two. Results are long lasting.
Additional procedures that may enhance the results are micro liposuction of the neck and jowls or fat grafting of the pre jowl sulcus, cheeks or nasolabial folds. The combination of the minilift with LiteShape™ of the neck and some fractional laser resurfacing of the skin is described under the Fusion Facelift.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.