Many people think that all facelifts are the same. But in reality, there are numerous different types of facelift procedures – all with their own benefits and drawbacks. In this article, we are going to take a look at four different types of facelifts and the benefits of each.


As the name implies, a mini-facelift is a miniature version of the full facelift. Mini-facelifts use a smaller incision, which makes them less invasive, and work to tighten the cheeks and jawline. However, a mini-facelift does not incorporate any muscle correction, so it typically doesn’t last as long as a full facelift.

Lower Facelift

A lower facelift focuses solely on the lower part of the face. Lower facelifts can be beneficial if the only issues the patient is experiencing are jowls and saggy skin in the bottom part of the face.

Mid Facelift

A mid facelift focuses on correcting issues related to the middle part of the face, such as sagging cheeks and folds around the mouth.

Full Facelift

A full facelift is a combination of the lower and mid facelift. It offers tightening for the entire face. This procedure is often referred to as “the works” and can be beneficial for patients that have issues in multiple areas of the face.

Contact the Team at Riverview

With years of experience providing cosmetic care to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area, the team at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Daniel Schneider is board-certified in plastic surgery and performs a wide range of procedures – both surgical and non-invasive. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, reduce wrinkles, or attain a more youthful appearance, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic and schedule your appointment with us!

Facelift Types