Lifting and minilifting Valencia, look younger face

Lifting and minilifting Valencia, look younger face


Among the most requested treatments in our practice are facelift and minilifting Valencia. Both are surgical treatments that improve facial and cervical aging. Both treat sagging, restore firmness to the face and give volume to areas where it has been lost. Therefore, let’s look in detail at each treatment and the differences between them:


It is the reduced version of the facelift. This means that the scar is usually smaller and the separation of the skin and tissues is more discreet. The duration of minor surgery (120-180 minutes), can be done with sedation and local anesthesia. Because of this, it is not necessary for the patient to be admitted to the hospital. In this surgery we plicate the SMAS (a system of fascia and connective tissue that lies immediately beneath the skin and fat) to tighten the deep facial structures. Then we reposition the skin and remove the excess skin, well concealing the scars. Patients who are candidates for this surgery present flaccidity at the level of the jaw (jawls) and in the middle third. In contrast, the neck of these patients should appear firm and free of banding prior to surgery.



In general, the classic facelift is the standard facelift surgery. It has two basic components: treatment of the facial area and treatment of the neck. In both regions, the deep structures are retensioned and the skin is readapted. In the neck there may be flaccidity, as well as excess fat and the dreaded platysmal bands.

It is a longer surgery, and is usually performed under general anesthesia. Support is basically achieved by treatment of the SMAS, either with plication, resection, or folding. On the other hand, the neck is treated by liposuction of fat, correction of platysmal bands, and resection of imperfections such as retroplatysmal fat. It is an intervention of greater complexity and greater aggressiveness than the minilifting, for more severe cases. We always seek to improve while respecting the naturalness of each patient and without falling into exaggeration.

As is logical, the inflammatory component is greater compared to the mini-lift. Another difference is that in the facelift the patient is admitted to the hospital for at least one night. In general, this surgery acts at various levels to improve the appearance of the neck, face, jawlines, and deep furrows.



This procedure accompanies the mini-lift and facelift in cases where the fat compartments have atrophied. This is very common over the years. Filling cheekbones, dark circles, deep furrows with the patient’s own fat is the best complement to these surgeries. In practically all facelifts and mini-lifts we perform this procedure as a complementary procedure.


To treat the upper third area in patients where necessary, different procedures can be added. These include brow thread lift, brow tail elevation and fixation to deep structures, subperiosteal middle third lift or “deep plane”, supraperiosteal lift (below suborbicular fat or SOOF), and periocular surgery such as canthoplasty or blepharoplasty.

These surgeries are not always necessary when considering a facelift. However, they are very beneficial in patients with aging upper and middle thirds, drooping eyelids, sad looks, etc.