A mini facelift, also known as a weekend facelift due to its short recovery time, is a cosmetic procedure that reduces sagging around the cheeks, jawline and neck, according to DocShop. A mini facelift is a less surgically invasive version of a traditional facelift.
Mini facelifts improve visible signs of aging and can be performed along with other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as liposuction, according to Dr. Darrick Antell. The exact nature of each mini facelift is based on the patient's needs and should be determined by a qualified plastic surgeon. Mini facelifts are often appropriate for patients in their 40s and 50s, and complications are rare.