For women in their 40s, the signs of a life well-lived are beginning to become visible. As collagen production drops with age, our laughs, scowls, surprises, raised eyebrows, and exclamations of surprise and joy become etched on our faces; first as fine lines and then as noticeable wrinkles. The decrease in collagen also leads to a gradual surrender against gravity’s constant pull, particularly in the neck, chin, and jawline. It’s not really obvious to others yet - but you know it’s there.
40 is where the balancing act between denying our age and succumbing to it really begins. This high-wire performance (commonly known as “aging gracefully”) is executed differently by each of us. Dr. Kevin Sadati understands this, which is why he developed a line of bespoke facelifts that are designed around where you find yourself in the aging process. For women in their 40s, that often includes a “mini” facelift - a procedure designed to restore the youthful glow of their mid-20s.
The term “mini facelift” is a bit misleading. The mini facelift can have results that are every bit as gorgeous as a full facelift. The “mini” in this case refers to the size and number of incisions that are made - which are smaller than a full facelift.
These incisions are usually made around the hairline and the ears to make them easier to conceal. Dr. Sadati takes great care to make the incisions as invisible as possible and to minimize scarring. Through these small incisions, Dr. Sadati can reduce wrinkle lines and excess skin, resulting in a firmer (yet soft and natural) appearance - or what Dr. Sadati calls his “40s Facelift.”
Dr. Sadati begins each 40s Facelift with a consultation in his Newport Beach office.
There, you can freely share your goals and concerns in a comfortable, judgment-free environment. Dr. Sadati will work with you to come up with a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your ideal look in a way that looks natural - never overdone. That may include the 40s Facelift, or it may involve other treatments. If a mini facelift is part of your plan, Dr. Sadati will give you instructions and guidance on how to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment before surgery.
On surgery day, Dr. Sadati will meet with you again to go over your plan and mark you for surgery.
The mini facelift procedure requires small incisions around the hairline and ears to allow Dr. Sadati to pull your skin tissue upward to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Dr. Sadati will take great care to ensure these incisions are hidden, the scars are minimal, and that your results look natural. In addition to manipulating the skin to reduce signs of aging, Dr. Sadati may remove small amounts of excess tissue to prevent sagging. Following the procedure, Dr. Sadati will close the incisions and suture them with dissolvable sutures that fade naturally over time.
In most cases, mini facelifts are performed under general anesthesia.
This means you will not be allowed to drive yourself home following surgery. Make sure that you have transportation home arranged prior to your procedure. Following your 40s Facelift, you will likely experience some pain, bruising, and swelling for a few days. Most patients book themselves a week off work to recover. Your stitches will be absorbed into your body after about two weeks, and your swelling should subside at about the same time. Dr. Sadati recommends avoiding strenuous high-activity workouts during that time. Dr. Sadati will provide you with more specific instructions on how to maximize the effects of your procedure and minimize the risk of side effects during your consultation.
Dr. Kevin Sadati is known throughout the plastic surgery community for his innovative facelift procedures. He has performed thousands of facelifts on men and women of different generations, giving him the perspective needed to know how the face ages and what techniques work best for where you are in your age journey.
Dr. Sadati’s pioneering research on facelifts has resulted in the creation of new techniques used by plastic surgeons around the world - such as the Double C Plication Technique or “natural” facelift. Since it was published in 2011, Dr. Sadati has been invited to speak and share the secrets of this technique at conferences and conventions throughout the country. Other plastic surgeons regularly consult Dr. Sadati for instruction on how to achieve more natural-looking facelifts. If you are considering revitalizing your look with a mini facelift and want beautiful, natural results, come to the surgeon that other surgeons go to for instruction on how to do better facelifts. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sadati today.
359 San Miguel Dr, Suite 200 Newport Beach CA 92660
Clients from around the globe travel to see Dr. Sadati for his surgical expertise. He and his surgical team provide the highest standard of patient care, from the initial consultation, to complete recovery and conclusion of your care. Our friendly staff is available to accommodate you in any way that we can.