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A mini facelift can treat a mild degree of drooping and jowling, providing you with more youthful, attractive contours while you avoid the longer downtimes and invasiveness of a formal facelift surgery. Incisions are located along the hairline or behind the ears where they are virtually unnoticeable. If you are seeking a simplified way to peel away years of aging, the mini facelift with Dr. Leong in Morgantown WV may be your perfect choice.

What is a mini facelift?

During your Morgantown WV mini facelift procedure, Dr. Leong will create tiny incisions behind the ears or within the hairline, through which he will remove excess fat, skin and tissue. He will pull the skin upwards to diminish facial sagging and wrinkles in the midface and jowls. Once the SMAS muscles are in their ideal position, Dr. Leong will apply sutures, completing your procedure.

What are the benefits of a mini facelift?

  • Minimal scarring
  • No side effects
  • Reduced downtime and discomfort
  • Elegant, beautiful results
  • Helps to tighten and lift the cheeks
  • Firms the jawline
  • Helps address signs of aging before they become pronounced
  • Enhances self-confidence and joy

Who makes a good candidate?

Good candidates for a mini facelift are Morgantown WV patients in their 40’s and 50’s who are just beginning to see some unwanted signs of aging creeping in, such as minor sagging or drooping in the lower face. They have tried non-surgical procedures such as injectables and dermal fillers, but have found they need a more dramatic solution.

As with any surgery, clients should be in good mental and physical health with no major medical conditions that would inhibit their surgery or its recovery. Patients should have realistic expectations for their results as well.

What will recovery entail?

After your mini facelift, you will require a friend or family member to drive you home and hopefully spend the night with you. You will wear a compression garment for several days to help reduce swelling and keep your new facial contours intact.

Dr. Leong will make sure you leave our Morgantown WV offices with a prescription for pain medications that will help control any bruising, pain or tenderness that occurs. A feeling of numbness or tightness in the face is perfectly normal, and will diminish with each passing day. Usually patients can return to work within about a week, depending on their personal ability to heal.

Why choose Dr. Leong for a mini facelift in Morgantown WV?

Dr. Leong is among those unique practitioners that take the time to get to know every patient personally and connect with them on a human level. Every procedure is customized from start to finish to accommodate and preserve your individuality. With his elegant, natural results, unmatched skill and expertise, and compassionate bedside demeanor, Dr. Leong remains in high demand both by local and international clientele.

Among Dr. Leong’s chief assets is his intrepid training at among the nation’s foremost educational facilities. After obtaining his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Leong took the next seven years to pursue a demanding fellowship in head and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He then completed a coveted fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

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Important message to all of our patients

Dr. Leong and his team are happy to announce, we are open and seeing patients for all surgical and non-surgical consults. The summer surgery schedule is rapidly filling up. Please call or contact us today to schedule your consultation.

We are following all state and federal guidelines for your protection and safety, including but not limited to: wearing gloves and masks, providing hand sanitizer, frequent cleaning, wiping down and sanitizing of all contact surfaces. As well as will maintain all standard Social Distancing protocols. Patients should not come in if achy, feverish or coughing or COVID positive test for active infection.

We are still utilizing virtual consultations, including to obtain initial information about treatment plans for new and returning patients. Our goal is to find the best balance between being available to our patients and maximizing their safety.

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