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℠ and relative to a traditional facelift. It enhances your facial appearance by addressing multiple concerns. Here are more benefits:

WHAT IS the Mini Luxe℠?

Our MiniLuxeLift℠ is our state of the art version of a mini face lift, a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedure that provides subtle facial rejuvenation. Our MiniLuxe℠ is unique in that it is a deep plane lift, which provides the best and most durable results possible.  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.

Dr. Donath is a world-renowned  facial plastic surgeon who can perform the procedure with precision and care, ensuring the best possible results. During the MiniLuxe℠ 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, beautifulfacial contour.

Mini Face LiftInitial Consultation

At the initial consultation for a MiniLuxe℠ Mini Face Lift in Cincinnati, Dr. Alexander Donath will assess your facial features and discuss your goals to confirm whether our MiniLuxe℠ is the best procedure for you. 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 our MiniLuxe 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 an ideal candidate for a Mini LuxeSM version of a Mini Face Lift procedure. Understanding who is eligible for this procedure is important to ensure the best results and patient satisfaction. Contact one of our patient care coordinators for further detail to help learn if the Mini LuxeSM is right for you.

  • Our MiniLuxe℠ Mini facelift is an ideal cosmetic procedure for those looking to reverse the signs of facial aging, particularly those with earlier or less advanced signs of 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 is usually 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 an additional 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. Minilifts 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 and use leading techniques to minimize any chance of these.

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

Mini Face LiftCost

The cost of a mini face lift in Cincinnati can vary depending on the specific procedure and individual patient. 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, including other doctors and surgeons, 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 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 TV networks 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 day after  the procedure to aid with healing and reduce swelling.

With proper post-operative care, most patients can expect to return to many of their normal daily activities in just a few days, but returning to work and social activities will more likely be at 7-10 days.

Mini Face Lift FAQs

A mini face lift is a less invasive version of the traditional facelift. Our MiniLuxe℠  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. It is important to note that our MiniLuxe℠  is an expert mini facelift that utilizes the deep plane technique and therefore can achieve exceptional results not possible with other minilifts.

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, laser skin resurfacing, or RF (RadioFrequency) microneedling like our Morpheus procedure 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 typically 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 facelift.  Those patients that can work from home will often feel well enough to work in just a few days after the procedure.

Whether you live in midwestern states of Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, or any where else in the U.S. or the world Donath Facial Plastic Surgery offers the MiniLuxesm mini facelift among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our page.  With and international airport just 20 minutes from our office, a large number of patients travel in for procedures with us.