Mini Face Lift in Cincinnati

Are you considering a Mini Face Lift in Cincinnati? Dr. Alexander Donath offers the most cutting-edge techniques to restore youthful appearance and confidence. With a Mini Face Lift, you can achieve dramatic results without the recovery time of traditional surgery.

Mini Face Lift Benefits: Refreshed and Refined

A Mini Face Lift offers a rejuvenating solution for those with earlier aging and limited marionette lines/folds, we offer this procedure with limited downtime relative to our complete LuxeLift℠ than a traditional facelift. It enhances your facial appearance by addressing various concerns. Here are more benefits:


A Mini LuxeLift℠ is our state of the art version of a mini face lift, a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedure that provides subtle facial rejuvenation. It is used to address mild to moderate signs of aging, such as skin laxity/looseness and wrinkles. Our Mini LuxeLift℠ procedure is always customized to meet your specific aesthetic goals, in order to help you look younger and more refreshed.

A facial plastic surgeon can perform the procedure with precision and care, ensuring the best possible results. During the Mini LuxeLift℠ version of a Mini Face lift procedure, small incisions are made around the ears, allowing access to underlying tissue layers. Dr. Donath then tightens and repositions these tissues in the most artful and durable way to achieve a more youthful facial contour.

Mini Face LiftInitial Consultation

At the initial consultation for a Mini Face Lift in Cincinnati, Dr. Alexander Donath will assess your facial features and discuss your goals. He will provide personalized guidelines to help you make an informed decision on the best approach for achieving your desired results. During this process, he will explain what can be achieved with a Mini Face Lift, and address any questions or concerns you may have. In addition to reviewing the procedure in detail, he will also provide information on pre- and post-operative instructions and recovery expectations. With thorough understanding of this information, you can be confident that the entire process is tailored to your individual needs and expectations.

Mini Face LiftBefore & Afters

*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.

Mini Face LiftCandidates

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for a Mini LuxeLift℠ version of a Mini Face Lift procedure. Understanding who is eligible for this procedure is important to ensure the best results and patient satisfaction.

  • Mini face lift is an ideal cosmetic procedure for those looking to reverse the signs of facial aging.
  • It can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and remove extra skin that has begun to sag over time.
  • The procedure offers a more youthful look with minimal scarring and downtime compared to traditional facelift surgery.
  • Candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the results of the mini face lift.

Mini Face LiftProcedure

Local anesthesia with sedation may be used for this procedure. Incisions are typically smaller than the ones you use for a traditional facelift and may be located along the hairline and/or near the ears. Working through the incisions, the facial muscles may be altered and the skin pulled back with the excess removed. While some swelling and bruising can be expected, these side effects are usually less extensive than after a traditional facelift. Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within about one week after the procedure, though vigorous activities may be prohibited for a period of time.

“I know I made the best decision choosing Donath Facial Plastic Surgery”
– Real Patient

It’s that first glance in the mirror when I see my natural looking younger me smiling back. Those are the moments I know I made the best decision choosing Donath Facial Plastic Surgery. I met with Dr. Donath instantly I could feel how passionate he is about his work. His bedside manner is top- notch. He give me his suggestions. After leaving my consultation, I told my husband I will be in the safest, most artistic hands with Dr. Donath and his staff. I was right! I am 10 weeks post op, I had a facelift, neck lift, lipo neck and jowls, Buccal Fat reduction, Blepharoplasty upper lids. My results have exceeded all my expectations and I am overjoyed. Dr. Donath has the best team of professionals working with him. His staff is perfect! 

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Risks Associated with Mini Face Lift

Facial procedures such as mini lifts can be a great way to reduce signs of aging and improve the appearance of the skin. Mini lifts involve minimal incisions and are considered a less invasive type of surgery compared to traditional facelifts. The procedure can help to tighten loose skin, remove wrinkles, and give a more youthful look. As with any type of surgery, there are risks associated with mini lifts and it is important to discuss them with your surgeon prior to the procedure. But rest assured, Dr. Donath and our world class team at Donath Facial Plastic Surgery go to great lengths to minimize any chance of these.

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Nerve Damage
  • Hematoma
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Hair Loss
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Seroma Formation
  • Allergic Reactions to Anesthesia or Medications

Mini Face LiftCost

The cost of a mini face lift in Cincinnati can vary depending on the specific procedure and individual patient. Generally, the average cost for a mini face lift ranges from $7,000 to $12,000. Additional costs may include anesthesia fees, operating room expenses, and post-operative care. Cost factors that can affect the price of a mini face lift include the complexity of the procedure, geographic location, and the experience of the surgeon. It is important to discuss all potential costs with your surgeon prior to scheduling your surgery.

Why choose Dr. Donath — Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

  • Internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon–has lectured around the world and is published in leading medical journals.
  • Patients travel from across the US and internationally for Dr. Donath’s expertise.
  • Graduated summa cum laude (highest honors) from Ohio University where he was a scholarship recipient and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.
  • He then completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, widely recognized as one of the top medical centers in the country, where he was President of the school’s American Medical Student Association.
  • Completing a rigorous five-year residency training program in all aspects of Head and Neck Surgery at St. Louis University.
  • He additionally spent time studying at Harvard Medical School.
  • He has been nominated as a Top Doctor in Cincinnati Magazine and by Castle Connolly for many consecutive years — more than a decade.
  • Is a national trainer of other physicians for both Galderma (Dysport®, Restylane®) and Allergan (Botox®, Juvederm®), and is a frequent guest on multiple media outlets to present the public with the most recent facial aesthetic techniques.

Mini Face LiftRecovery

The recovery time for a mini face lift is usually shorter than that of a traditional facelift. Most patients can expect to have some bruising and swelling after the procedure, however most of it should subside within 7-10 days. Patients may need to wear a bandage around the head or face for a few days following the procedure to aid with healing and reduce swelling.

Typically, most patients are able to return to work within one week to 10 days of their surgery. Additionally, many experience a quicker recovery due to the minimally invasive nature of the mini lift procedure. With proper post-operative care, most patients can expect to return to their normal daily activities in just a few days.

Mini Face Lift FAQs

A mini face lift is a less invasive version of the traditional facelift. The mini face lift can improve sagging of the lower face and neck including the jawline and jowls. This procedure can typically be customized to address the patient’s particular needs and generally involves a less extensive recovery with decreased bruising and swelling.

The procedure is a less extensive version of the traditional facelift and, as such, cannot achieve the same dramatic results of a full facelift.

The average cost of a mini face lift in Cincinnati can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and other factors. Generally, the entire cost of a mini face lift in Cincinnati may range from $7,000 to $14,000. It is important to compare costs between providers so that you can find the best price for your needs.

A mini face lift may be right for you depending on your individual medical history and desired outcome. It is important to discuss all of the available options with your doctor during a consultation. A mini face lift can improve sagging of the lower face and neck, including the jawline and jowls, but may not provide the same dramatic results as a traditional facelift. Additionally, if you have more excess skin than can be addressed by a mini face lift alone, additional procedures like dermal fillers may be recommended to achieve optimal results.

The incisions for the mini face lift are typically located in along the hairline and/or near the ears. they are usually smaller than those made for a traditional facelift.

While the incisions made for the mini face lift will result in scars, they are typically small and well concealed within the hairline and/or within the natural skin creases around the ears. Incisions and resultant scars are smaller than those of a full facelift.

There is usually minimal discomfort associated with the mini face lift.

Patients can expect some amount of swelling and bruising after the mini face lift, though this is typically less than after a traditional facelift. Pain and discomfort are generally minimal. Vigorous activities will be prohibited for a period of time.

Work and most other normal activities can typically be resumed within about one week after the mini face lift.

If you live in the states of Ohio or Kentucky, Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgery offers mini face lift among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.