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The mini facelift, also known as rhytidectomy is one of the most popular plastic surgery operations performed in the world. Unlike a full facelift it does not involve the neck, but only the mid face and jowls. The ideal candidate for the mini facelift procedure is under 50 or has had a full facelift in past years.

The popularity of the mini facelift is soaring in the United States and also the United Kingdom, and Australia but so is the price tag. The expense varies from patient to patient, but the average fee is $7,000 in the U.S., £8000 in the U.K and $12,000 in Australia. The high price tag and long waiting lists are driving many to take advantage of Medical Tourism and travel for the operation and recuperation.

If an American receives a price tag of $6,000 or more, it is cost effective for them to travel to Mexico where the travel expenses are minimal, and the same operation is the equivalent of about $2500.

In the United Kingdom, the mini facelift is the second most popular procedure, with the nose job coming in first literally by a nose. Many have found, through Medical Tourism they can save 50 to 80% by traveling to countries such as Poland, Spain, Turkey or even Malaysia.

The most popular destinations for Australians to save money on the mini facelift are Malaysia and Thailand. In Thailand a similar operation is less than 30% of what they would pay back home, even with travel and recovery accommodations factored in, it is easily a 50% savings.

How Does Mini Facelift Surgery Work?

Once you have decided a mini facelift is right for you, the next step is to choose the right surgeon. Plastic surgeons worldwide are often educated in the U.S. or U.K. or prestigious medical schools in Europe or Mexico. A mini facelift involves just a few incisions below the ears, and the entire operation may take as little as two hours. The technique removes excess tissue and tightens the muscles with a system known as SMAS or: Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System. Most mini facelifts require just a local anesthetic. Minimal swelling and bruising may occur. Recovery is typically not more than couple of weeks, but patients should initially take it easy and stay out of the heat and sun since that will aggravate swelling. The mini facelift results in a more youthful appearance and will boost your confidence for years to come.

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