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MINI FACE LIFT
Restore your natural, youthful jawline and neck.

WRINKLES, SAGGING JOWLS AND HEAVY EYELIDS ARE A RESULT OF THE NATURAL AGING PROCESS
Achieve a more youthful and brighter look with a Mini Face and Eyelid Lift. Our Mini Face Lift tightens the skin of the neck and lower face, restoring the clean jawline that you had in your youth. An Eyelid Lift precisely removes the excess skin from the upper eyelids thereby improving the sagging, heavy appearance. Excess fat can also be removed from the inside of the lower eyelids to address under eye "bags". The key advantage of this approach is that there are no stitches or scars in the highly visible under eye area. Dr. Tse and her team take great care to ensure natural looking results, all under local anesthesia.

WHAT IS A MINI FACE LIFT?
A Mini Face Lift is a surgical procedure which restores your natural, youthful jawline and neck. Performed under local anesthesia, a Mini Face Lift can tighten loose, sagging skin and minimize or even eliminate wrinkling.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Any healthy individual with no serious medical problems may be a good candidate.

HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY PERIOD?
Most patients can resume light daily activities within 1-2 days. We recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise for 1-2 weeks. Slight swelling and bruising are normal and usually subside in 7-10 days.

HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
While a Mini Face Lift cannot stop the normal aging process, it can "turn back the clock." Avoiding excessive sun exposure and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help increase the longevity of your results. Results may last 5-10 years, depending on how well you take care of your skin.

WILL THERE BE VISIBLE SCARS?
All of the incisions, closed with tiny stitches, are made in the natural skin folds inside and behind the ear. Any temporary bruising may be camouflaged with makeup. With time, scars typically fade and may become almost imperceptible.

HOW IS A MINI FACE LIFT DIFFERENT THAN A FULL FACE LIFT?
Performed under local anesthesia, a Mini Face Lift offers patients a much quicker recovery time. In addition, by tightening the superficial muscles of the face and neck, a Mini Face Lift minimizes potential injury to critical nerves and muscles.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?
Following a Mini Face Lift, stitches are usually removed 7 to 10 days after the procedure is performed. Any bruising or swelling will subside in a week's time. Special care to apply sunscreen is recommended to protect against future sun damage.

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EYELID LIFT (BLEPHAROPLASTY)
Create a brighter look by lifting your eyelids

WHAT IS AN EYELID LIFT?
An Eyelid Lift improves sagging eyelids that often create a tired, aged look. By lifting the skin on your eyelids, more of your upper eyelid will show, creating a brighter look and resulting in a larger area to apply eye makeup. To treat under eye "bags," excess fatty deposits are removed from the inside skin of the lower eyelid. For wrinkles or loose skin of the lower eyelid, a laser may be used to help tighten this skin. An Eyelid Lift may be performed under either local or general anesthesia, depending on patient preference.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Any healthy individual with no serious medical problems may be a good candidate.

HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY PERIOD?
Because of the forgiving nature of the skin around the eyes, Eyelid Lifts heal exceptionally well. Bruising and swelling usually resolve within one week and discomfort is minimal. Most patients can return to their normal activities in 5-7 days.

HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
An Eyelid Lift will typically last approximately 10 years. A healthy lifestyle and sun protection will help you maintain your results for as long as possible.

WILL THERE BE VISIBLE SCARS?
The skin around the eyes heals better than anywhere else on the body. The incision is hidden in the natural crease of your upper eyelid and typically looks like a barely perceptible scar. And, since the lower eyelid is treated from the inside, no visible scar is present.

WHAT CAUSES SAGGING EYELIDS?
Hereditary factors may play a role as does the natural aging process. As we age, the skin loses its elasticity and fatty deposits around the eyes become more prominent. An Eyelid Lift can restore both upper and lower eyelids to a younger, more vibrant appearance.

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Yardy Tse, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Practicing in San Diego for over 23 years, Dr Tse is recognized by physicians and patients alike for her expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Tse is also highly regarded for her proficiency in laser surgery and cosmetic medicine.