The Cosmetic Surgery Facelift - Mid/Lower procedure, also known as the mini face-lift, rejuvenates the central portion of the face from the lower eyelid up to the upper lip.  In addition, it repositions sagging tissue and increases the volume of soft tissues that have been lost in the middle of the face as a result of gravity, age, and sun exposure.

A Mini face lift will help to prevent the need for injectables and more invasive plastic surgery procedures later on in life from the 40’s.  Above all, a mini facelift is effective in correcting sagging skin in the lower half of your face, in other words it helps to improve visible signs of aging on the face. 

Preparation for a Facelift

Discuss any medical condition you have with your surgeon and advise them of any medication that you take.  In addition, discuss your procedure thoroughly and ask as many questions as you can before making your decision.

Not smoking before a facelift procedure is very important. Furthermore smoking can cause circulation problems and make complications more likely, including post-operative chest procedures.


The average time in surgery for this procedure is between one and two hours.


You can use general anesthesia, intravenous sedation or local anesthesia. Therefore, discuss what option is best for you with your plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist.


Depending on whether additional procedures are being done simultaneously, it may be an outpatient or inpatient procedure.

Possible side effects

The most common side effects post surgery include; pain, temporary swelling, dry eyes, numbness or weakness in facial muscles or bruising.  However these side effects will disappear over a period of time.

There are risks

As with any surgical procedure there is some risk.  For instance it is possible to get an infection, persistent swelling, dry eyes, or permanent weakness of the muscles.

Selecting patients carefully and with help from the most skilled surgeons and nurses will help to minimize risk and complications.  However, despite the highest standards, complications can still occur. If you have concerns, please discuss them with your doctor. 


Post surgery and between 7 to 14 days, the patient can resume work.  In addition, a mini facelift can take several weeks to completely recover.  However, within three weeks your swelling should reduce enough for more strenuous activities. 

After surgery, restrict your sun exposure for several months. To clarify, use a sunblock with both UVA and UVB protection.  Your surgeon will provide you with your post-surgery recovery instructions.


The effects are often permanent. In conclusion, you will see the full results once the swelling and bruising has subsided. 

Cost of Cosmetic Surgery Facelift - Mid/Lower

The cost of a mid-lower facelift can vary based on the technique used, surgeon fees, anesthesia used, inpatient (hospital) or outpatient (day surgery), and package inclusions.  Please ask your consultant for verification on what is/is not included.

Related Face Procedures

Other common facial procedures include;

Next Steps

We are here to assist you with your journey. We recommend you make an inquiry and request a firmquote . This will ensure you receive a detailed cost breakdown of your procedure, with surgeon feedback.  We do not charge you for this service. Our consultants are very experienced with all our partners and can answer any questions you may have.