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To restore a more youthful appearance to the lower face and upper neck, facelift surgery is considered the gold standard of rejuvenating facial procedures. At LM Medical NYC, our double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Lesley Rabach, specializes in performing deep plane facelifts for natural, lasting results. In some cases, patients seeking their first facelift will opt for mini facelift surgery, a slightly less invasive procedure than the traditional facelift.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

If you ask a dozen plastic surgeons how they perform a mini facelift, you may receive a dozen different answers. Each plastic surgeon may have their own version of this procedure, as there is not a set of specific parameters that define the procedure. However, the general consensus is it is a less invasive procedure that involves a shorter incision than the traditional facelift performed by each surgeon.

World-renowned facial surgeon Dr. Lesley uses the deep plane facelift technique to achieve a natural appearance and results that last longer. This includes an incision near each ear to access the skin and tissue in the jowls and upper neck. Excess skin is removed, and the musculoskeletal tissues and skin are elevated and tightened to a more youthful position.

In a mini facelift, a shorter incision is used. This procedure is best for those without excessive extra skin and better skin laxity. Good candidates are usually patients in their 40s or 50s who have the early stages of sagging in the jowls without too much extra skin that needs to be removed. The procedure is slightly less invasive due to the shorter scar and may have a shorter recovery time.

If you have noticed your lower face is beginning to droop and sag, facelift surgery can help you look years younger and slow the aging process. To determine whether a mini facelift surgery or full deep plane facelift is right for you, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We will schedule a personal consultation with expert facial surgeon Dr. Lesley to discuss the different options available at our clinic in Manhattan.

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Patient Testimonials

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Based on 159 reviews

Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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