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All of our procedures are safely performed under local anesthesia in the comfort and convenience of our Center.  Dr. Lanfranchi has served over 10,000 patients since 2006 using his specialized technique.

Mini Facelift vs Full Facelift: What’s the Difference?

Patients often wonder if they’re too young for a facelift even as they notice signs of aging in the mirror. Other patients want to correct the signs of aging but aren’t sure if their flaws are too minor. The Lanfranchi Center can help you determine if you’re a better candidate for a TLC Mini Lift or a TLC Premier Lift™.

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What’s the Difference Between a Mini Facelift and a Full Facelift?

It’s common for people in their thirties and onward to experience the beginnings of aging, including developing jowls, deepening nasolabial folds, and skin laxity. The TLC Premier Lift™ is a full facelift that addresses these and other issues in the lower two-thirds of the face. The TLC Premier Lift™:

  • Repositions drooping cheeks
  • Restores jawline definition by removing or remodeling migrating tissues
  • Tightens lax skin by removing the excess and smoothing deepening lines and wrinkles

The TLC Premier Lift™ is a SMAS lower face and neck lift combined with 2-4 other customizable procedures for each patient’s exact features, facial symmetry, and cosmetic goals. Many TLC patients choose chin or lip augmentation, upper and lower eyelid lift,  or a brow lift.

The TLC Mini Lift is also called a SMAS plication lift, which covers the lower portion of the face and neck. Patients as young as upper 30’s are often great candidates for the TLC Mini Lift as it is less extensive and it prevents many signs of aging before they can take hold. It’s designed to:

  • Reduce minor skin laxity and tissue migration in the lower face and neck
  • Lightly tighten loose skin in the neck area
  • Correct jowls and redefine the jawline

Incisions for both procedures are discreetly placed in the hairline or behind the ears, and with Dr. Paul Lanfranchi’s advanced techniques, recovery is often shorter and smoother than with more traditional procedures. 

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Am I a Good Candidate?

Patients in relatively good physical health with manageable expectations make great candidates for facelift consideration. A consultation with Dr. Lanfranchi will determine whether a TLC Mini Lift or a TLC Premier Lift™ is best for you.

Your Rejuvenation Day and Recovery

TLC facelifts are performed safely using local anesthesia and oral sedatives. Patients are relaxed and comfortable and do not feel pain during the procedure. Without the risks of general anesthesia, the body recovers much faster and more smoothly. The TLC Mini Lift recovery period is often easier, up to 5-7 days of recuperation, while the TLC Premier Lift™ may take between 7-10 days of full rest and recovery. The combination of procedures in the TLC Premier Lift™ does not lengthen recovery times or increase difficulty. Team TLC’s comprehensive pre-procedure instructions help minimize discomfort after your rejuvenation day, and we offer step-by-step support the entirety of your aesthetic improvement journey. We’re with you the whole way.

The Lanfranchi Center is widely recognized as one of Las Vegas Valley’s most reputable clinics, and Dr. Lanfranchi has cultivated a stellar reputation worldwide with meticulous attention to detail, a compassionate bedside manner, and specialized knowledge of facial and neck rejuvenation procedures. We know faces, so you can love your selfie again! 

” Dr. Paul Lanfranchi is extraordinary! I recently moved here from NY. For many years I have been back and forth with having a facelift done on myself. I always felt and looked old for my age. It wasn’t until one day I went to see my nephew play and as I go to say hello to my niece one of her friends asked to her “Is that your grandmother” I seriously had tears in my eyes. I turned to my husband and said “that’s it I’m going to find a plastic surgeon to get a FACELIFT “. So my search began reading reviews and making consultations. It was at Dr. Lanfranchi’s office that from the minute I scheduled the appointment and had the consult with Dr. Lanfranchi I left his office with a smile on my face and my Facelift appointment. I could not believe how easy and quick the recovery was. I had my facelift done on a Friday and went to my interview the following Friday. Now at work I love stating my age because the reaction on people’s faces when I tell them I will be 50 next year they are stunned. I now love myself and thank the extraordinary work that Dr . Lanfranchi did with my FACELIFT! Thank you Dr. Lanfranchi for making me look and feel beautiful and younger.
I highly recommend anyone looking to get a facelift visit the Lanfranchi Center. You not regret it! ” *

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Take The First Step – Request A Consultation

Ready to learn more about facelift solutions? The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with Dr. Lanfranchi. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our office directly at 702-929-3880 during normal business hours (please leave a message if we are unable to answer). The Lanfranchi Center serves the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas.

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