Short Scar Facelift

Short Scar Facelift

Mini Facelift in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit

Get Youthful Results


A short-scar facelift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that is less intensive than a traditional facelift but produces the same naturally youthful results. 

A short scar facelift restores a more youthful and balanced facial appearance to the mid and lower face, including the neck. The technique uses smaller, more discrete incisions than a traditional facelift and is intended for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity.

The Procedure



What are the benefits of a Short-Scar Facelift?

  • Smooths away fine lines and wrinkles around the face
  • Tightens facial muscles under the skin
  • Produces a naturally youthful-looking appearance
  • Long-term results
  • Smaller incisions than a traditional facelift
  • Faster recovery period than a traditional facelift

How much does a Short-Scar Facelift cost?

The cost of your mini facelift will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to help you achieve your desired results. 

How long does the procedure take?

The entire surgical procedure typically takes up to two hours to complete.

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What Can I Expect During my Short-Scar Facelift?

Your short-scar facelift will be performed by Dr. Charles Boyd in our Birmingham office. For your comfort, we use local anesthesia. Dr. Boyd will begin by carefully making a few small incisions along the hairline and behind the ear. Through these incisions, he will be able to tighten any weak or loose facial muscles. The entire surgical procedure typically takes about two hours to complete.

What Can I Expect During my Short-Scar Facelift Recovery?

Following your mini facelift, you may experience tenderness, bruising, and swelling around your treated areas. This is normal and typically resolves on its own within the following few weeks. Most of our patients are able to return back to their normal daily activities, including work, about seven to ten days following their mini facelift procedure and make a full recovery within one to two months. Dr. Boyd will give you detailed post-operative care instructions prior to your mini facelift procedure to ensure a swift and easy recovery period. While you will be able to see some results of your mini facelift immediately following surgery, ultimate results will become visible once all swelling subsides, about four months later.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Short-Scar Facelift?

Dr. Charles Boyd provides his patients with the safest and most effective combination of facial aesthetic procedures. There are a variety of factors that make an individual a candidate for a particular facelift technique. The best way to find out which facelift is appropriate for you is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Charles Boyd. During your consultation, Dr. Boyd will tailor a treatment plan to help you achieve your desired look.