Mini Lift / Mini Facelift

Dr. Ben Talei, a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon, has specialized his practice to offer the most unique, durable and natural facial rejuvenation results. Using minimal access, hidden incisions and a customized treatment plan, he can thoroughly rejuvenate your face and neck to specifically suit the way you want to look.

What is a Mini Lift?

What qualifies as a mini-lift can vary from one surgeon to another across the country. For many patients seeking a mini-lift, the goal is often a subtle change that isn’t overly noticeable. Some may specifically want improvements to the jawline and neck, leaving the cheeks untouched.

When surgeons refer to a mini-lift, it often closely resembles what they describe as a traditional facelift. They may choose from various techniques like SMAS-lifting or SMAS-plication, occasionally opting for smaller incisions. Most mini-lifts focus on the neck and jawline, with the cheek typically not addressed—similar to traditional facelifts. Many surgeons prefer a less extensive dissection during a mini-lift, promoting a quicker recovery for the patient. However, it’s important to note that some mini-facelift techniques may not have long-lasting results. For a more enduring outcome, mini-lifts that incorporate a deep plane lifting technique tend to be more effective over the years.

Deep Plane Mini Lift

As a specialist in primary and revision facelifting, Dr. Talei can perform a facelift using a host of different incisions and techniques. However, his experience has led him to utilize deep plane elevation and release techniques for nearly all his primary and revision facelifts. These techniques are significantly more advanced, and they provide a more natural outcome along with stunning and long-lasting results. The deep plane mini-lift, as performed by Dr. Talei, is meant to provide rapid recovery for patients who cannot afford any significant recuperation period. This does not mean, however, that the results are not significant. The mini-lift uses shorter incisions than most traditional facelifts, which remain well hidden while leaving the sideburns and hairline fully intact.

The key to providing a fully rejuvenated and well-defined jawline and neck is to perform a deep plane release. This means that instead of just pulling the muscles tight with sutures, the surgeon releases the tethering points of the platysma/SMAS complex. The complex is then repositioned to rejuvenate the neck and face more comprehensively and naturally. Combining several advanced techniques, the mini-lift achieves incredible results by tightening the neck. This gives greater definition to the jawline and angle of the jaw. It completely rids the patient of jowls and jowling, which may have occurred over time. Depending on the type of neck, midline tightening techniques may also be added in order to enhance results.

Deep Plane Mini Facelift Faq

What is a deep plane mini facelift, and how does it differ from a traditional facelift?
A deep plane mini facelift is a specialized facial rejuvenation procedure that addresses sagging skin in the midface and jowls. It differs from a traditional facelift by targeting deeper layers of facial tissues for more comprehensive and natural-looking results, with a specific emphasis on minimizing incisions and downtime.

Who is an ideal candidate for a deep plane mini facelift?
Ideal candidates for a deep plane mini facelift are individuals with moderate sagging in the midface and jowls, seeking a more youthful and refreshed appearance. A consultation with Dr. Ben Talei can determine your candidacy based on your specific facial concerns and goals.

What are the main benefits of a deep plane mini facelift?
The deep plane mini facelift offers several benefits, including more profound and longer-lasting results compared to traditional facelifts. It specifically targets deep facial tissues, providing natural-looking rejuvenation with minimal scarring and reduced downtime.

Can a deep plane mini facelift be combined with other procedures?
Yes, a deep plane mini facelift can be combined with other complementary procedures to address additional facial concerns. Depending on your individual goals, Dr. Talei may recommend combining it with techniques like eyelid surgery or chin augmentation for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

What sets Dr. Ben Talei apart in performing deep plane mini facelifts?
Dr. Talei’s expertise lies in his meticulous approach to facial rejuvenation. As a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon, he combines precision with an artistic eye, ensuring that each deep plane mini facelift is tailored to the individual’s unique anatomy, achieving natural and harmonious results.

Is a deep plane mini facelift a suitable option for addressing neck concerns?
While primarily focusing on the midface and jowls, a deep plane mini facelift can contribute to improving neck contours to some extent. For more specific neck concerns, Dr. Talei may recommend additional procedures, such as neck lifts, for optimal results.

Schedule a Mini Facelift Consultation at The Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery

Embarking on the journey to rejuvenate your appearance through a mini-lift is a significant decision, and scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ben Talei ensures personalized guidance tailored to your unique needs. Renowned for his expertise in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Talei offers comprehensive consultations to discuss your aesthetic goals, assess your facial anatomy, and provide expert insights into the mini-lift procedure. During the consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to express your concerns, ask questions, and gain a thorough understanding of the procedure, including potential benefits and recovery expectations. Dr. Talei’s commitment to individualized care ensures that you feel informed and confident in your decision to pursue a mini-lift, setting the stage for a personalized and transformative experience. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Ben Talei and take the first step towards a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance, contact our office in Beverly Hills to arrange a convenient appointment.


At the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery, we utilize the least invasive and most advanced techniques in order to achieve long-lasting, natural and stunning results. Dr. Ben Talei has dedicated his practice to facial plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation to ensure only the best results for his patients.


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