What is a Micro Facelift? | Dr. Dominic Bray

What is a Micro Facelift?

A micro facelift, sometimes referred to as a mini facelift, is a popular facial rejuvenation procedure that aims to address signs of ageing and achieve a more youthful appearance. 

Unlike traditional facelift surgery, which involves more extensive incisions and longer recovery time, micro facelifts are minimally invasive and offer quicker recovery with less downtime.

This non-surgical facelift option has gained popularity due to its ability to provide natural-looking results without the need for general anaesthetic or major surgical interventions. 

If you’re considering a mini facelift, you’ll want to know about the benefits and considerations so let’s dive right in.


What are the Advantages of Opting for a Micro Face Lift over Traditional Face Lift Procedures?

There are several advantages to the mini facelift if you’re seeking facial rejuvenation. 

It’s a minimally invasive procedure

The micro facelift employs a surgical technique that involves smaller incisions compared to traditional facelift procedures. This means less trauma to the facial tissues and reduced scarring.

Quick recovery time

Another key advantage is the shorter recovery period. Since the procedure is less extensive than a traditional facelift, patients can typically expect a faster healing process and can return to their daily activities sooner after their mini facelift.

Natural-looking results

Micro facelifts are designed to provide subtle yet noticeable improvements, resulting in more natural-looking outcomes compared to more dramatic transformations seen with traditional face-lifting techniques. The goal is typically to achieve a refreshed appearance while maintaining your unique facial features.

Targeted treatment areas

These types of facelifts are particularly well-suited for targeting specific areas of concern, such as sagging jowls, loose skin on the neck, or deep wrinkles around the mouth and nose region. Your surgeon can tailor the procedure according to individual needs without affecting other parts of the face unnecessarily. 

Lower risk and fewer complications

All surgical procedures pose some form of risk which can be minimised by choosing a reputable cosmetic surgeon. As a minimally invasive procedure, micro facelifting carries lower risks and potential complications than traditional approaches due to its reduced invasiveness and shorter surgical time.


How Long Does a Mini Face Lift Last? What is a Micro Facelift?

Results will vary depending on individual factors such as skin condition, age and lifestyle habits and putting a timeline on longevity is difficult as every face is unique. 

A mini facelift does not involve a definitive repositioning of sagging facial soft tissues with deeper ligament release like a traditional facelift. As a result, the results of a mini facelift may not last as long in comparison. 

Some of Dominic Bray’s patients have seen the results of their mini facelifts for more than 5 years.


How Much is a Micro Face Lift in the UK?

Costs will vary from surgeon to surgeon but as with any surgical procedure, you should take the time to thoroughly research the expertise of your surgeon before going ahead with any procedure. 

Cosmetic surgery can be costly but when the surgery involves your facial appearance using techniques that are often non-reversible, don’t be swayed by ‘bargain’ facelifts. The price you pay is usually reflective of the skills, expertise and experience of your surgeon.

You can find details of the fees for Dominic Bray’s cosmetic procedures here


Are there Non-Surgical Alternatives to a Mini Facelift?

There are other alternatives to going under the knife that can achieve a younger-looking appearance. 

Facial Yoga

Face yoga incorporates massages and exercises that stimulate the muscles, skin and lymphatic system. It’s a technique that can be used to relax and soften the facial muscles, which can help reduce tension, stress and worry. Facial yoga can assist in preventing the facial expressions commonly associated with these emotions.

Dermal Fillers

Facial fillers can replace lost facial tissue volume and can effectively shape and contour the face. They are also used to improve tear troughs, correct chin under projection, and enhance the nose profile.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is a treatment that effectively tightens loose skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pore size and pigmentation.

Line Relaxing Injections

Anti-wrinkle injections can effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated muscle action, such as frown lines, crow’s feet and worry lines. This non-invasive procedure takes just 20 minutes and can help improve both the aesthetic appearance and functional symmetry of facial muscles.


Mesotherapy involves introducing injections of a specialised solution into the superficial layers of the skin, either by hand or with a mesotherapy device. This technique can help improve fine lines, broken capillaries, and overall skin texture. Bespoke mesotherapy solutions can be prepared to specifically address individual skin concerns.

Chemical Peels

Face peels like the Obagi Blue Peel are effective treatments for improving a wide variety of skin conditions. These include fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, shallow acne scars, sun-damaged skin and freckling.

Skin Boosters

Skin boosters are a form of injectable skincare. When hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin, it can treat the skin at a deeper level compared to topical creams and ointments. This treatment can provide increased hydration and a more vibrant appearance to the skin.


Book a Mini Facelift Consultation

If you’d like to know more about a mini facelift with Dominic Bray, you can book an exploratory consultation at your earliest convenience.

Dominic Bray consults from two clinics; Harley Street in London and from the Azara in Tunbridge Wells.

To book a consultation, give us a call on +44 203 417 9980 or email [email protected].

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