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When to consider a mini-lift with Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky


Considering a facelift, but worried about recovery time or want a less invasive treatment? Mini-lifts are suited for patients with less excess skin, as the results are less dramatic than a full facelift. A mini-lift targets the sagging around your cheeks and jawline that can make you look aged, tired, and stressed.

A mini-lift will reduce the cumulative effects of genetics, sun exposure, smoking, fixed expressions, and gravity on the face. With multiple approaches available, expert Cleveland facelift surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky uses modern techniques which create more natural-looking results than ever before. Sometimes called the weekend facelift, the mini-lift is less invasive and requires less downtime than a traditional facelift.

How It Helps

The benefits of a mini-lift include reduced surgery and recovery time, as well as limited scarring. This minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation procedure creates a more sculpted jawline, softens nasolabial folds, minimizes lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and improves the appearance of droopiness around the chin and neck.

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What to expect before a mini facelift

Dr. Diana Ponsky will begin your consultation by asking about your goals and expectations, then discuss any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors. After examining, photographing, and analyzing your face, the surgeons will discuss potential options and a recommended course of treatment, as well as outcomes, risks, or potential complications.


What to expect during a mini-lift

After anesthesia is administered, incisions are made at the sideburns, continuing around the ear. During your mini-lift, the surgeon will sculpt or remove fat, reposition underlying tissue and lift facial muscles. Once complete, the incisions are closed with sutures. Drains are typically not necessary.


What to expect after a mini facelift

Immediately after a mini facelift, restrictive dressings are placed over the incisions and around your head. Pain medications are usually prescribed and can help ease discomfort, but patients often take acetaminophen alone. While individual healing times vary, the swelling and bruising should be minimal. Makeup is usually enough to cover any signs of surgery until your face heals completely. Incision lines are well concealed within the hairline and in the natural creases and your face will appear much more youthful and toned.

What Our Patients Say

  • The office was nice. Receptionist was very polite. Dr. Ponsky was great. The experience was comfortable and she explained everything to me before doing anything. She made sure I understood. Thank you Dr. Ponsky!

    - YM( Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgery )
  • I have always been apprehensive of ANY cosmetic procedures. Not any more! Dr Ponsky and her entire staff are friendly, professional and reassuring. Dr Ponsky is gentle, thorough, professional, talented, knows medicine and her craft. I can’t recommend this entire practice more. It is a gift that we have her in Cleveland.

    - SA( Cosmetic Surgery, Cleveland )
  • I can’t be happier with the results of my Rhinoplasty on both aspects functionally and aesthetically, Dr. Ponsky did such a great job, before, during, and after surgery, she is on top of everything and follow her patients very carefully after surgery to ensure complete healing and great results. Thank you Dr. Ponsky and her staff from the bottom of my heart🙏🙏

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    - A( Rhinoplasty, Cleveland )
  • I have nothing but positive to say about Dr. Ponsky and her entire staff! The first time I came in for a appointment I felt a welcoming and warm energy from the entire group . Dr. Ponsky’s assistant Jaime is fabulous and I love how she can answer all my questions if I don’t understand all!!
    Thank you everyone !!!

    - DB( )
  • Dr Ponsky’s staff are full of energy and very friendly. They are extremely personable, and worked to ensure that I felt comfortable and had everything I needed (down to a blanket during the procedure). Dr Ponsky is thorough, sweet, and gentle in her explanations. She made sure to explain the answers to each of my questions and I never felt rushed/forced to make a decision. I love the fact that we could do the entire procedure under local anesthesia.

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    - EE( Blepharoplasty, Cleveland )