I have made this video blog to briefly discuss a full facelift vs mini facelift.
Have you tried pushing up your sideburns to see if this tightens up your face? You are simulating what a facelift can do for you. When to consider a full facelift vs mini facelift depends on many factors with age being just one of them. In fact, good health and the desire to look younger are more important. We have operated on patients as young as in their early 40’s and as old as in their mid 80’s.
Many people dislike their neck: too much fat and/or skin. A facelift, particularly the full facelift can improve this. Other possible improvements are the nasolabial fold and marionette lines. If the neck is not an issue, you may be a candidate for mini facelift, which can often be done in the office under local anesthesia. I use the short-scar technique, keeping the incision close to the ear with very little extension away from the ear in order to hide the scars well.