At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer two types of facelift procedures – the traditional facelift and the mini-facelift. But many patients don’t understand how these two procedures differ from one another. In this article, we are going to talk about the difference between the traditional facelift procedure and the mini-facelift.

Traditional Facelift

The traditional facelift procedure works to reverse the signs of aging in the face by removing excess skin and restoring facial tissue. A traditional facelift can effectively address the following issues:

  • Sagging skin in the mid and lower face, as well as the neck
  • Deep facial creases
  • Displaced facial fat
  • Jowls due to loss of skin elasticity


The mini-facelift is a less invasive version of the traditional facelift procedure that utilizes smaller incisions and can be completed in a shorter time period compared to a standard facelift. A mini-facelift is a good way to “test the waters” of facial plastic surgery if you are interested but don’t want to dive right in to a fully invasive facelift. A mini-facelift can effectively address all of the following issues:

  • Mild sagging near the jawline
  • Excess skin around the nose, ears, and mouth

Facial Plastic Clinic in Minnesota

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic we are focused on helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience treating Minnesota patients. We offer a range of cosmetic services at our clinic – both surgical and non-invasive. We are skilled at performing rhinoplasties, facelifts, filler injections, and much more! Set up your appointment with us today to learn more about your options. Our clinic is located in St. Paul but we work with patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

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