What is the RJF Mini facelift?
The Rejuvenate the Face (RJF) mini facelift, is a proprietary procedure developed by Dr Rayess, to address some of the early signs of the aging face like jowls and mild sagging in the cheek and neck.
Who is a candidate for the RJF mini lift?
Patients who choose to undergo the RJF mini lift are usually in their 40s and 50s. They have mild sagging and wish to have it corrected without the downtime associated with a full facelift. Patients who choose to under the mini lift are usually healthy and just bothered by some of the sagging that they are starting to notice.
How long does the RJF mini lift last?
On average the RJF minilift lasts 8-10 years.
How is the RJF minilift different from a facelift?
The RJF mini lift is a procedure that is similar to our full facelift. Dr Rayess uses the deep plane approach and elevates and tightens the SMAS layer. The SMAS layer which is the thick layer under the skin and this helps maintain the longevity of the procedure similar to the full lift procedure. This procedure is ideal for patients who have minor to moderate signs of aging in their face, but minimal sagging in their neck. In addition, it also ideal for patients because the downtime is decreased from a full facelift. Patients who have heavy sagging in their neck are NOT good candidates for this procedure. During your consultation with Dr Rayess he will discuss with you the benefits of the procedure and give you a realistic expectation of the results that you can obtain.
Will there be a scar?
Whenever there is an incision, there will be a scar. The overwhelming majority of these scars are not noticeable once they have healed! Dr Rayess uses techniques to hide the incision in your hair line and natural creases so they are not noticeable. In addition, Dr Rayess removes all the tension from the skin, which tends to cause widening of scars over time. Because of his advanced techniques the scars after the RJF minilift are not noticeable and people will not know you had anything "done" you will look "refreshed".
What is the downtime for the RJF mini facelift?
The average downtime is 7 days. During this time you will have some swelling and bruising. If you are working from home you can typically go back to work in 2-3 days. At 7 days Dr Rayess will remove the sutures that were placed and usually by then most patients are presentable to resume their activities.