Plastic surgeons state that a mini face-lift can last between six months and one year. Professor Laurence Kirwan notes on MedicalNewsToday that the 30-minute procedure immediately gives a fresher look, while Dr. Robert Kosler maintains in a video interview on WebMD that less time and less money results in disappointment.
A mini face-lift works by the surgeon removing a semi-circle of skin at the hairline above the ear, and then pulling the skin and tissues up over the cheeks. A single stitch closes the wound and leaves a tiny hidden scar. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic, explains MedicalNewsToday.