What is a mini-facelift/ mid-facelift?

A mini-facelift or mid-facelift involves lifting and redraping the central portion of the face (mid-face) through limited incisions.

What is a facelift?

Facelift surgery removes excess skin and fat from the face and lifts the face to a more youthful appearance. Dr Klutch will carefully assess your face and advise you on options for your face, as there is no one-size-fits-all approach to faces and facial beauty. A facelift can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures to give you the best possible results (neck lift, fat transfer to the cheeks or eyelid surgery)

Facelifts are generally performed on patients in their 40s to 70s who have some visible signs of ageing. Candidates for facelift surgery should be healthy or have their chronic conditions stable and under control to decrease the risk of complications.

What does the procedure involve?

An incision is made along your hairline and behind and in front of your ears so that Dr Klutch is able to access the skin and the muscle and fat underneath. The excess skin is removed, the underlying tissues are repositioned, and the incisions are stitched closed. Your face will then be bandaged.

How long does recovery take?

Expected bruising and swelling is normal and may last up to three weeks. Dr Klutch will see you and remove your bandages a few days after your surgery. You will then need to come in for follow-up appointments to remove your stitches and monitor your healing.

To help with swelling or discomfort, Dr Klutch may instruct you to apply ice packs to certain areas, and she may also prescribe medication or creams to help with this.

Other surgical procedures done on the face include:

Cheekbone sculpting

is a process where Dr Klutch uses filler, or the patient’s own fat, to augment their cheeks and give them a more heart-shaped or oval face.

Cheek contouring

with buccal fat pad removal is for those patients with a full or chubby face to create that supermodel cheek contour.


A brow lift

is a procedure that raises the eyebrows, improving their shape and creating a more youthful and refreshed look. It can also be used to correct eyebrow asymmetry and smoothen forehead creases. A brow lift can be combined with other surgical or non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques(fillers, botox, peels, facelift, blepharoplasty). A brow lift can either be surgical and non-surgical:

  • Botox brow lift – performed with botulinum toxin (lasts 3-6months)
  • Thread lift- performed with PDO/PDS threads (lasts 1-2 years)

Surgical browlift

cuts are made in the hairline/eyebrow, and surgery is performed to elevate the brow and smoothen the forehead- very long term results (10+ years).

Chin augmentation

surgery, or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the chin either by enhancement with an injectable filler (non-surgical) or a chin implant (surgical and permanent).

A plastic surgeon may recommend chin surgery or procedures to a patient having rhinoplasty for better facial proportions, as the size of the chin may magnify the size of the nose. Dr Klutch will take you through this process with her complimentary 3D reconstructed scans of your face to show you the plan to achieve facial harmony.


1Can a facelift go wrong?
Long-term or permanent problems, albeit uncommon, might result in substantial physical alterations. Among the dangers is a hematoma. The most common complication of facelift surgery is blood collection under the skin that causes swelling and discomfort.
2How long until I begin to look normal after the surgery?
In general, your facelift results will look great after approximately a month, and you'll look your finest after six months. A facelift can generate long-term effects that persist for years.
3How long do facelift results last?
For example, a complete facelift produces the most dramatic results, enduring up to 15 years after the treatment. Less invasive procedures, such as micro facelifts or S-lifts, have more modest results that last between two and six years.

When should I see a plastic surgeon?

For physical conditions that may necessitate a visit to a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, you will most likely be referred to Dr Klutch by your doctor. However, for cosmetic procedures, you can consult Dr Klutch whenever you are ready for plastic surgery.