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Mini Facelift

  • 2.5-3 Hour Surgery
  • Back to Work: 1-2 Weeks

You’re fit, active, and happy, but your face tells a different story. The experienced board-certified plastic surgeons at The Center for Cosmetic Surgery can give you back a naturally rejuvenated look with a mini facelift at their Denver practice. Over the past few decades, facelift techniques have evolved, becoming more effective, less disruptive, and safer than ever. With today’s advanced surgical techniques, our talented surgeons can help you look more like the youthful, vibrant person you are inside.

Mini Facelift
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Mini Facelift Case 990 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #990

This 47 year old patient felt that she looked older than she was. She especially did not like the "jowling" along her jawline. She was a great candidate for a mini (or short scar) facelift, which resulted in a much more youthful appearance.AFter photos taken at 8 months post op. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 464 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #464

This is a 55-year-old woman who underwent a Mini-facelift to improve the laxity in her jawline and neck.  She is shown before and only 6 days after her procedure.  This highlights the relatively mild recovery that can be expected after a smaller facelift. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 773 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #773

This 69 year old woman came to us desiring a more youthful and less tired appearance. She underwent a mini (short scar) facelift, upper blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) and a small amount of fat grafting under her eyes to replace lost volume consistent with age.Her 4.5 hour procedure was performed in our AAAHC certified outpatient OR in Golden,... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 136 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #136

These before and after images are of a 61 year old patient of Dr. Vath who decided to undergo a mini browlift and mini facelift in Denver. During her consultation, she complained about loose facial skin with wrinkles, lax neck skin and sagging jowls. She was also bothered by drooping skin under her outer eyebrow which is referred to as “lateral... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 135 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #135

This is a 60-year-old woman who presented with complaints of jowls, lax neck skin, and facial wrinkling.  She underwent a mini-facelift with tightening of her neck muscles (Platysmaplasty).  Post-operative pictures are from 1 month after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 480 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #480

This is a 72-year-old woman who wished to improve the appearance of her lower face and neck.  She underwent a Mini-facelift and platysmaplasty.  Before and after photos show a significant change in the aged appearance of her lower face with a natural, unoperated appearance. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 998 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #998

This 55 year old woman did not like the way her lower face, chin, and neck looked, which she felt was especially noticeable from the side. She was a perfect candidate for a mini-facelift, which addresses all of these areas. During her procedure, liposuction was also performed on her neck to get rid of the fatty deposit there. After photo... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 776 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
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Case #776

This 53 year-young patient visited our office wanting to achieve a softer, more youthful appearance to her face. She especially did not like the "jowling" at her jaw line or the way her neck profile looked. She underwent a mini-facelift in our outpatient surgical facility. This softened the marionette lines from the corners of her mouth... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 394 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #394

This 62-year-old woman underwent a Mini-facelift with a platysmaplasty. She is shown before and 5 months after her procedure.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 243 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #243

This is a 55 year old woman who simply wanted to look as youthful in the mirror as she felt.  She underwent a minifacelift, minibrowlift, and upper blepharoplasty in order to tighten her neck, define her jawline, lessen her facial wrinkles, and "open up" her eyes.  Post-operative pictures are from 5 weeks after surgery. ... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 654 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (4 mo)
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Case #654

This 52 year-old woman with earlier signs of aging (subtle jowling, slightly lax neck, some descent of mid-face malar or cheek fat) came to me interested in a mini-facelift procedure.  She had had light laser treatments, Botox and/or dermal fillers in the past, but I told her she indeed was a candidate for a short-scar facelift, to address the... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 406 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #406

This is a 70 year old woman who disliked her neck and also wanted a jawline. She underwent a facelift with platysmaplasty (neck muscle tightening beneath the chin). It is standard that women having facelifting procedures will have muscle tightening from the side and this usually achieves a nicely defined neck. However, in this patient's... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 358 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #358

This is a 60 year old woman who wanted to improve her facial appearance and look younger. She did not like the loose neck skin and jowls on her lower face and was bothered by the her drooping outer eyebrows as well. She also complained about the lines around her mouth, her forehead wrinkles, and desired fuller lips. She underwent a minifacelift and... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 153 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #153

This is a 66-year-old woman who sought to improvement of her face and eyelids.  She underwent a Mini-facelift and upper and lower blepharoplasties.  Post-operative pictures are from 6 weeks after surgery.  She has a noticeably more defined jawline and neck, and she has increased visibility of her upper eyelids giving her eyes... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 771 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
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Case #771

48 year-old woman seeking a facelift, Colorado-based sun damage being a major factor.  She was treated with a mini-facelift approach as an outpatient to tighten deeper structural elements as well as the skin, especially apparent on side view of her neck area; photos are from approximately 6 months post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 849 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #849

This 53 year old patient came to our office wanting to discuss her options to address the loose skin of her lower face (jowels) and neck. She was an excellent candidate for a mini (or short scar) facelift to remove excess skin with tightening of the underlying muscle. As you can see, this gave her a more youthful appearance and refined her jawline.After... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Neck Lift Case 827 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (2 months)
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Case #827

59 year-old woman who had undergone a "Lifestyle Lift" (thread-lift) approximately 5 years prior; underwent a proper mini-facelift with concentration on a neck lift from the lateral approaches only; she is shown here at approximately 2 months post-op.  If you have similar issues, and are interested in the best techniques for facelifts... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Laser Skin Resurfacing Case 462 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #462

This 42-year-old woman underwent a mini facelift and a laser resurfacing  treatment.  Though she was younger than many of our facelift patients, she was looking for a more subtle freshening of her appearance.  She is shown before and 8 months after her procedure. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 459 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #459

This is a 59-year-old woman who felt that she looked tired and sad. She underwent a mini brow lift, mini facelift, lower blepharoplasty, tip rhinoplasty, and laser resurfacing treatment.  She is shown before and 2 months after her procedures with a brighter, more refreshed appearance. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 465 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #465

This is a 52-year-old woman who underwent a Mini-facelift.  She is shown before and 8 months after her procedure.  Note the inconspicuous scars and unaltered hairline in the close-up photos.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 334 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #334

This is a 63 year old woman who complained about the wrinkling on her face, the loose skin on her neck and around her jowls, and her low brows which crowded her upper eyelids and gave her an aged look. She also didn't like the puffiness under her eyes that she thought made her look tired. She underwent a mini facelift, mini browlift,... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 303 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #303

This is a 56 year old Denver gentleman who complained of sagging lower facial skin with wrinkling, jowling, and a poorly defined jawline and neck.  He also complained of an aged look to his eyes with excess, lax upper eyelid skin. He underwent a Colorado mini facelift and upper blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) to rejuvenate his look. ... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 680 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (3 mo)
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Case #680

This 62 year-old woman was somewhat concerned about her jowling, but moreso about the laxity of her neck; it was advised she was a good candidate for a mini-facelift approach to principally address her neck, which responded nicely; photos are from approximately 3 months post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 342 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #342

This is a 61 year old woman who complained about some signs of aging on her face. Specifically, she felt that she had some loose neck skin and jowls, as well as crowding of the upper eyelids. She chose to undergo a mini facelift in order to tighten her neck and jawline.  She also chose to have a mini browlift and upper blepharoplasty (eyelid... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 970 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #970

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 127 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #127

This is a 46 year old woman who underwent a mini facelift procedure.  Post-operative pictures are from 2 months after surgery.
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Neck Lift Case 691 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
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Case #691

This 65 year-old former TRAM flap breast reconstruction patient returned several years later wishing to address her progressive signs of lower facial aging.  She was advised that she was an excellent candidate for a "mini-facelift" approach (avoiding a neck incision), which was indeed performed as an outpatient.  She was very... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Neck Lift Case 665 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
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Case #665

85 year-old woman who underwent a fairly aggressive lower face/neck lift (via a limited incision approach) to address severe jowls and neck laxity.  She tolerated this outpatient procedure well and was pleased with her early results; photos from approximately 1 month post-op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 26 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #26

The results of a mini facelift can often be quite remarkable, even for patients who are a bit older than the average Denver facelift patient. These before and after images of this 60 year old patient of Dr. Wolfe demonstrate the possibilities. The mini facelift procedure starts with small incisions made where your face meets your ears and... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 813 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
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Case #813

This 58-year woman from Colorado asked about a mini-facelift, particularly concerned about her lower facial jowling/heaviness, and the laxity of her neck skin in the midline.  She was nicely treated by a "mini-facelift", approached from the limited ear incisions only, with photos from 3 months post-op (with some swelling yet to resolve)... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 250 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #250

This 66 year old woman did not like her jowls, saggy neck, and crowded eyelids.  She underwent a minifacelift, minibrowlift, and upper blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck).  After surgery, her jawline is more well-defined, her neck is tighter, her brows are in a more youthful, attractive position, and her upper eyelids are more visible.  Post-operative... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 235 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #235

This is a 68 year old woman who didn't like the loose skin on her neck and sagging over her jawline.  She underwent a mini-facelift in order to tighten her neck and define her jawline.  Post-operative pictures are from five weeks after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 65 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #65

Most of us consider ourselves very fortunate to live here in Colorado, with the natural beauty of our state to enjoy and dozens of outdoor activities to engage in. But we pay a price when it comes to the impact of our climate on our skin. Even younger people’s skin can show the effects of dry, cold air and bright sunlight, making them... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Eyelid Lift Case 719 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #719

\tThis is a 64 year old woman who wanted to freshen up her a look. She was bothered by the excess skin on her upper eyelids, the loose skin on her neck and her jowling. She underwent a minifacelift to tighten her neck and jawline, and reduce wrinkling throughout the lower face. She underwent an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid trim) to reduce the skin... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 147 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #147

This is a 51 year old Denver woman who felt that she always looked angry.  She also felt that her lower face and neck had dropped making her look older than she felt.  In her before pictures, it is evident that her brows are slightly low and her upper eyelids are not visible.  She also had some jowling obscuring her jaw defenition,... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Eyelid Lift Case 461 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #461

This 66-year-old woman underwent a mini facelift with an upper blepharoplasty.  She is shown before and 2 months postoperatively.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 443 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #443

This 58-year-old woman underwent a Minifacelift, upper blepharoplasty, and lower blepharoplasty.  She is shown before and 3 months after her procedure.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 928 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 weeks)
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This is a 49 year old woman who felt she looked older than she was, mostly due to the "jowling" at her jawline and loose tissue of the neck. She also disliked the way she looked from a side angle as she felt there was no definition from her chin to her neck. She underwent a mini-facelift to remove excess skin and tighten the underlying... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 39 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #39

This 67-year-old woman presented with significant laxity of her face and neck.  With this degree of facial aging, she required a more comprehensive surgical approach, and so a full facelift was performed by Dr. Wolfe.  Photos were taken 9 months after her surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 96 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #96

These photos show another patient who needed just a mini face lift in Denver with Dr. Vath to achieve very pleasing results. Since her eyes and the rest of her upper face were in good shape, the patient and Dr. Vath decided together that a mini face lift would be sufficient for her without the brow lift and blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, other... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Eyelid Lift Case 388 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #388

This 64-year-old woman underwent a Mini-facelift and upper blepharoplasty. She is shown 2 months postoperatively with significant improvement in the shape of her lower face and upper eyelids.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 967 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #967

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 14 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #14

With the results Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Steinwald, and Dr. Vath are able to achieve with the mini face lift, Denver men and women don’t need to worry that they’ve waited too long to seek facial rejuvenation. The woman shown in these before and after images is a great example. At age 71 she still leads a very active, vibrant life,... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 618 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (1 mo)
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Case #618

54 year-old woman who had prior neck liposuction and was thereafter treated with a "mini-facelift" (with minor additional neck liposuction anteriorally); photos from approximately 1 month post-op.  Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 687 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (3 mo)
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Case #687

\tThis very pleasant 56 year-old woman who had already undergone an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) through our office now returned wishing to address the lower 2/3 of her face, especially bothered by the neck and jowl areas.  I recommended a limited-incision/"mini-facelift", under light general anesthesia.  She tolerated this... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Neck Lift Case 822 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
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Case #822

58 year-old woman who was very bothered by her aging neck and lower facial areas.  It was recommended she undergo a formal mini-face/necklift (approached from the periauricular/ear incisions only), which she tolerated well.  If you are interested in some of the best facelift and necklift techniques available in the Denver area, please... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Neck Lift Case 810 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (1 month)
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Case #810

This is a 59 year-old woman who disliked her advanced signs of facial aging, particularly at her jowl and anterior neck areas.  She was offered a Denver "mini-facelift" (approaching the neck and lower face from around the ears) under light general anesthesia (no drains), and did very nicely - here shown at approximately 4 weeks... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 287 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #287

This 54-year-old woman wanted to improve the shape of her lower face, and felt that she always looked tired.  She underwent a mini-facelift with anterior platysmaplasty.  She is shown 6 weeks after her procedure, with dramatically improved neck, jowl, and nasolabial fold contour. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 116 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #116

These before and after images show a 57 year old woman from Denver, Colorado, who chose a mini facelift, mini brow lift and upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty with Dr. Vath.Typical of many of our patients, she is an active woman with a busy life here in Colorado. She enjoys tennis, long walks and hanging out with her friends and family. She takes... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 772 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
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Case #772

This 66 year old patient came to us "tired of looking tired." She underwent a mini (short scar) facelift and lower pinch blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) with fat pad removal. The mini-facelift gave a significant improvement of her lower face, including "jowling", as well as smoothing the wrinkles on her neck. The lower blepharoplasty... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 775 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
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Case #775

This 67 year-old patient felt that his face didn't match how he felt and that he looked tired all the time. In order to give him a rejuvenated appearance, Dr. Steinwald recommended a mini facelift and an upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). The mini facelift gave him a more defined jaw line, softened his marionette lines, and tightened... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 786 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (6 months)
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Case #786

This 51 year old patient felt that she looked older than her age. She wanted to get rid of the lax skin of her lower face and neck, but still wanted to look like herself. She underwent a mini (short scar) facelift. She is happy with the results and feels like she now looks younger than her age.She is shown before and 4 months post op. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Brow Lift Case 708 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #708

This is a 55 year old woman who wanted to refresh her appearance. She felt that her eyes appeared less bright with age and that her lower face and neck had become loose. She had also lost volume in her cheeks with hollows that worsened her overall appearance. She decided to undergo a minifacelift, minibrowlift, upper blepahroplasty and fat grafting... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 155 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #155

This 46-year-old woman illustrates just how powerful a comprehensive facial rejuvenation can be.  She presented to Dr. Wolfe with a desire to improve her brows, eyelids, face, and neck.  After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Wolfe performed a mini-browlift, upper and lower blepharoplasties, a Mini-facelift, and tightening of her neck muscles... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 993 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #993

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 750 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #750

This 39-year-old woman came in with significant concerns about the shape of her lower face, neck, and chin.  She had never liked her profile and wanted to improve her appearance.  Despite her young age, she was a good candidate for a fairly aggressive lower facelift procedure.  She underwent a Mini-facelift with liposuction of... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 971 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #971

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 472 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #472

This is a 59 year old woman who wanted to get rid of her jowls and loose neck skin. She underwent a minifacelift to tighten her neck and define her jawline. Post-operative pictures are from 6 weeks after surgery.
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Neck Lift Case 770 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (3 months)
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Case #770

58 year-old woman with significant lower facial and anterior neck skin excess/aging; treated with mini-facelift and minor neck liposuction techniques; photos are approximately 3 months post-op.
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 82 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #82

This 57 year old Denver woman shown before and 1 month after a face lift (mini), temporal brow lift (forehead lift), and upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 476 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #476

This is a 58-year-old woman who underwent a Mini-facelift.  She is shown before and 6 weeks after her procedure, with a significant improvement in the shape of her cheeks, jawline, and neck.After photos from 7 months post op.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 405 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #405

This is a 68 year old woman who wanted to be refreshed. She didn't like her tired look around her eyes and her loose neck and jowls. She felt younger than what she saw in the mirror. She underwent a minifacelift and a minibrowlift. Her pictures are from 5 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Neck Lift Case 826 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Before / After (2 months)
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Case #826

58 year-old female who was concerned about her lower face/jowl areas, as well as her aging neck. She also expressed interest in having an arch returned to her brow area, and improvement of "hooding" of her upper lateral eye areas.  She indeed underwent a mini-facelift/neck lift (with limited incisions around the ears only), as well... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 225 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #225

This 64-year-old woman wished to improve the sad, tired appearance of her face that kept her from looking as young as she felt.  Her main areas of concern were her jowls, smile lines, and loose neck tissue.  Dr. Wolfe performed a Mini-facelift, which dramatically improved her facial shape.  Photos were taken 3 months after her surgery,... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 681 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BEFORE / AFTER (2 mo)
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Case #681

\tThis 62 year-old woman came to me concerned about the progressive laxity of her lower facial, jowl and neck areas.  I advised her that she was an excellent candidate for a limited-incision facelift under light general anesthesia as an outpatient. She underwent this procedure and tolerated it very well, with results here shown at 1 month post-op... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
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Case #98

This is a 75 year old male who underwent a face lift (mini). Post-operative pictures are from 1 month after surgery.
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 13 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 67 of 88

Case #13

This is a 66-year-old woman who consulted Dr. Wolfe for correction of her loose jowls and neck.  Given the degree of laxity in her neck, Dr. Wolfe performed a tightening of her neck muscles ("platysmaplasty") in conjunction with a Mini-facelift, giving her a more complete correction.  She also underwent an upper blepharoplasty. ... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Neck Lift Case 898 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 68 of 88

Case #898

58 year-old who had undergone a removal of a subcutaneous tumor (likely larger lipoma) of her right neck area, and disliked the sagging, irregular contours of her neck. She underwent a mini-facelift (with no new neck incision), and is shown here at 6 months with much better lower facial symmetry and contours. If you have similar issues and live in... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
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Case: 69 of 88

Case #463

This is a 66-year-old woman who underwent a mini facelift. She is shown before and 4 months after her procedure.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 968 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 70 of 88

Case #968

Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 751 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 71 of 88

Case #751

This 22-year-old woman presented with concerns about her lower face, neck, and chin.  She had never liked her profile and lack of neck definition.  She underwent a facial contouring procedure consisting of liposuction of her neck, subplatysmal fat resection, platysmaplasty, and chin augmentation with a medium-szed implant.  Because... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
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Case: 72 of 88

Case #99

Natural aging processes of the skin are well understood. As the years pass, substances that give the skin natural resilience—collagen, most notably—begin to break down. As collagen beneath the surface of the skin degrades, the skin loses its ability to combat the forces of gravity and begins to sag. It also loses volume and... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
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Case: 73 of 88

Case #453

This 70-year-old woman underwent a Minifacelift with platysmaplasty to correct the significant laxity she had in the soft tissues of the lower face.  She also had a laser resurfacing treatment to improve her skin texture and sun damage.   She is shown before and 2 months after her procedure. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 148 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 74 of 88

Case #148

This patient came to see Dr. Vath to discuss facial rejuvenation, including eyelid lift and face lift. The Colorado woman was dissatisfied with her aged, tired appearance and concerned about extensive facial wrinkling and sagging neck skin. During the consultation, Dr. Vath evaluated her condition and recommended a combination mini... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 498 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 75 of 88

Case #498

This 62 year-old woman had already had corrective breast surgery in the form of an implant exchange and mastopexy with us several years prior, and apparently was pleased with her results.  She thereafter returned to us asking about her options for a facelift (or “rhytidectomy”), with a desire to improve her jowling and sagginess... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 445 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 76 of 88

Case #445

This 62-year-old woman underwent a Minifacelift.  She is shown before and 2 months after her procedure.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
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Case: 77 of 88

Case #167

This is a 53 year old Denver woman who complained of lower facial wrinkling and lax neck skin.  She underwent a mini-facelift.  Afterwards, her jawline and neck are more defined and she has less skin laxity and wrinkling in her lower face.  Post-operative pictures are from 4 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 363 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 78 of 88

Case #363

This is a 51 year old woman who complained of jowling and lax neck skin. She wanted to look refreshed and "turn back the clock" to a more youthful version of herself. She underwent a Denver mini-facelift which took approximately 2 hours to perform by Dr. Vath. She had the procedure done under sedation. She also had a lip augmentation procedure... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 484 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 79 of 88

Case #484

This 72-year-old woman underwent a Mini Facelift with plastysmaplasty to tighten her lower face and neck.  She is shown before and 6 weeks after her procedure, with a significant improvement in her cheeks, jowls, and neck.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 118 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 80 of 88

Case #118

This is a 56 year old woman who underwent a mini facelift and mini temporal brow lift. Post-operative pictures are from 3 weeks after surgery. Notice the increased visibility of her upper eyelids as a result of the brow lift and her tighter neck due to the facelift. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 812 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 81 of 88

Case #812

This 62 year-old male came in disliking his lower facial signs of aging, particularly in the neck areas.  He underwent a Denver mini-facelift with incisions around the ears only, He recovered quite quickly (photos here are from 1 month post-op!), and returned later to have his eyelids improved. Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
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Case: 82 of 88

Case #2

If you have droopy, sad, tired looking eyes, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery in Denver. Depending on your individual case, your surgery can involve raising your upper eyelids to re-open your eyes and restore a fresh look, or it may involve just removing little pockets of fat and reducing excess skin under your eyes by a small amount.  Many... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Laser Skin Resurfacing Case 460 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 83 of 88

Case #460

This 60-year-old woman underwent a mini facelift and a laser resurfacing treatment.  She is shown before and 5 months after her procedures.
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Neck Lift Case 852 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 84 of 88

Case #852

42 year-old young woman who was concerned about the early elasticity of her facial skin and emerging jowls; she wished to sharpen her jawline and "get ahead" of the aging process, and I advised her a mini-facelift would be appropriate and of benefit.  She indeed underwent this 3-hours procedure under light general anesthesia as an... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 55 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 85 of 88

Case #55

This is a 57-year-old woman who felt that she looked tired and sad.  Dr. Wolfe performed a facelift in conjunction with upper and lower blepharoplasties for a comprehensive facial rejuvenation.  Photos were taken 8 months after her surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 97 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 86 of 88

Case #97

This 57 year old Denver woman shown before and 1 month after a face lift (mini).
Surgeon: Steven Vath
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Case: 87 of 88

Case #226

This is a 52-year-old woman who felt that she looked sad and tired.  She underwent a Mini-facelift, lower blepharoplasty, and liposuction of her neck with Dr. Wolfe.  Photos were taken 7 months later, and show a refreshed, rested, and more attractive facial appearance. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Facelift Case 774 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 88 of 88

Case #774

This 61 year old patient came to us displeased with the appearance of her lower face and neck. She was a great candidate for a mini-facelift. She also expressed an interest in wanting her eyes to appear more open and less tired, so an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) was performed to remove the hooding (excess skin) and open her eyes. A light C02... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Is a Facelift Right for You?

A facelift rejuvenates the lower 2/3 of the face by lifting and tightening the tissues of the cheeks, jawline, and neck. While there are many different types of facelifts, most patients can attain all the benefits they’re seeking with a mini facelift. To get a better sense of the techniques that may be used during your facelift procedure, along with detailed illustrations, be sure to visit our Step-by-Step Facelift Surgery Guide.

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Mini Facelift

A mini facelift, also called a short scar facelift, is essentially a scaled-down version of a full facelift. With this technique, your surgeon makes short incisions in front of and behind your ears, lifts your lower facial skin away from your jaw and neck, tightens the underlying strength layers of the face and neck, removes excess lax skin, and uses tiny sutures to anchor the skin in place. You don’t get long scars down the hairline behind the ears, a scar under the chin, or a disturbed hairline at the sideburn; you do get the smooth, elevated cheeks, sharp jawline and tighter looking neck you had several years ago.

Traditional Facelift

If you’re older or your skin has suffered extensive environmental damage, you may be a better candidate for a traditional, full facelift. In this case, Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Vath, or Dr. Steinwald creates an incision that winds into the hairline behind the ears and a small incision beneath the chin in order to manage more extreme neck laxity and jowling. Most patients do not require these extra maneuvers to achieve the youthful change they desire.

Other Facelift Options

New names for facelifts seem to spring up weekly, catchy brands whose main purpose is to promote demand by creating illusions—perhaps the unrealistic expectation that you’ll recover from the procedure in just a weekend, or the notion that surgery will pose very little disruption to your lifestyle.

Drs. Wolfe, Vath, and Steinwald know that no matter what you call your facelift, the strategy is the same: provide the proper amount of lift for a natural look with minimal recovery time. If a small facelift will do, a full facelift will unnecessarily increase your cost, risk, and recovery time. By the same token, a limited procedure may be inappropriate if you have significant laxity and heavy tissues and desire an aggressive correction of facial aging. The truth is that even a mini facelift procedure is still surgery. No facial cosmetic surgery can be expected to deliver significant improvement without at least several days of recovery time.

Combination Procedures

Your surgeon may recommend combining additional procedures with your mini facelift for more complete facial rejuvenation. Options include:

With most facial procedures, even combinations, you should experience just mild discomfort after surgery. Bandages will be off in a day or 2. Bruising and swelling usually subside within 1 to 2 weeks. You’ll be showing off the rejuvenated you in no time.

Fact & Fiction About Mini Facelift

  • A mini facelift will not address the brow or eyelids. A brow lift and/or eyelid surgery can be safely performed at the same time as a mini facelift to treat these areas.
  • Lighter anesthesia or no anesthesia during a procedure does not change the nature of the procedure itself.

Meet Our Surgeons

Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Steven Vath, Dr. Andrew Wolfe, and Dr. Paul Steinwald lead our patient-centered practice with warmth, honesty, and respect. Their combined expertise and credentials have placed us among Colorado's premier aesthetic centers.

How to Choose a Facelift Surgeon

For optimal safety and results, it’s important to choose your surgeon carefully. Important guidelines include:

  • Review many impressive before-and-after photos.
  • Find a surgeon who specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery.
  • Seek a surgeon who upholds the proper credentials.
  • Make sure the surgeon uses only an accredited, state-of-the-art surgical facility.
  • Decide, if upon meeting the surgeon, you make a connection.
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Identifying Good Mini Facelift Results

Your face is the first thing people see when meeting you. At The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we know how important it is to have natural-looking facelift results. Once you have confirmed your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), review their before-and-after photos and ask yourself the following questions:

Do their mini facelift results give the patient a rested, more youthful appearance without looking tight or overdone?

The goal Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, and Dr. Steinwald have for their patients who undergo a mini facelift is for them to look like a younger, refreshed and well-rested version of themselves, not someone else. The key to this is good surgical technique. A pulled look after a facelift is usually the result of putting too much tension on the skin and not tightening the underlying structures. Our surgeons always tighten underlying structures during their mini facelifts. These underlying structures that support the face are often misrepresented as muscle. All facial muscles are used either to chew or create facial expression; therefore, these muscles are never cut or sewn during any facelift procedure. A layer between the muscles and the skin called the SMAS (superficial musculo-aponeurotic system) is used to support the face, and this is the layer tightened in a mini facelift procedure.

Do the ears look natural and unaltered?

A telltale sign of a facelift is an earlobe that does not dangle in a normal fashion. This deformity, sometimes called “pixie ear”, can occur when a tight facelift distorts the earlobe, causing it to stretch toward the neck.

Are the scars well concealed?

An experienced surgeon takes care to place the incisions strategically where the resulting scars are not noticeable.

Our plastic surgeons apply techniques that are current yet proven, and the results they achieve for their facelift patients speak for themselves. The Center for Cosmetic Surgery has two offices conveniently located in the Denver metropolitan area. One is located just outside of Denver in lovely Golden, Colorado, immediately off 6th Avenue West and the other is located downtown in Cherry Creek, Denver. To learn what plastic surgery can do for you, request your consultation using our online form or simply call (303) 278-2600.

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