mini facelift treatment patient in princeton, nj

When your face begins showing obvious signs of aging, you may start feeling self-conscious about the deep lines and sagging there. When the marks of age form mid-face and you have little excess skin at the jaw line and neck, the mini facelift may be your best option of making you appear younger and more rested. Also known as a mini lift or minimal incision facelift, this procedure, offered at Dr. Eugenie Brunner’s Princeton, NJ office, works best for younger patients in their forties or fifties.

Mini facelifts perform many of the same tasks as a full facelift, but the full procedure is more beneficial for those with a sagging of the neck and jowl skin. Mini facelifts can even be used after a patient has already received a full facelift as a method of further rejuvenating the face and/or neck. Candidates for this procedure must be in good health with mild to moderate lower facial and/or neck laxity. Let’s review some of the reasons mini facelifts could benefit you below.


3 Best Reasons to Consider a Mini Face Lift

  1. Detailed Consultation. The procedure for getting a mini facelift begins with a private, scheduled consultation. A full medical history will be taken, and then a physical examination will be performed. We will focus on your age, genetics, skin type, skin elasticity, skin laxity, bone structure, soft tissue volume, and facial proportion. You will be asked about your likes and dislikes concerning your face, and then will take part in creating a mutual, realistic treatment plan.
  2. Small Procedure. The incisions for the mini facelift procedure are small, and consequently the procedure is often also called an S-lift or short incision facelift. The incisions are half the size of those used in a full facelift, and this procedure also eliminates most of the incisions done behind the ears in other facelifts. Incisions are hidden behind the curve of the ear (tragus) so that no scars are visible. The muscle layer is not dissected, only tightened, so there is also less bruising and swelling.
  3. Short Recovery Time. Because this procedure is small, there is little time needed for recovery. Mini facelifts are ideal for those who want the procedure done, but do not have time to waste because of busy schedules. Most people who get this treatment done can go home the same day. There is typically not significant discomfort after the procedure, but you can be prescribed pain medication if there is any. Strenuous activity should be avoided for the first 3 weeks, and you will be provided a plan for gradually returning to normal activities. The most important part is that you will look stress-free and young without appearing to have had surgery, boosting your self-confidence.

To learn more about the mini facelift, visit

Mini Face Lifts in Princeton, NJ

Do you have questions about mini face lifts? Contact us today to schedule a consultation at (609) 921-9497 and our office is located in Princeton, NJ. We look forward to serving you!


Double Board Certified: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery & Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 10 years (2009-2019) in Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery

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Thousands of Cosmetic Facial Plastic Procedures Performed

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COVID-19 Update & Curbside Skincare Pickup

To our lovely patients and friends, 

We are beyond thrilled to announce that beginning today, our office is open and ready to see patients for all appointment needs, including cosmetic! 

The wait is over and we are happy that we will be able to see you all again! To ensure your safety, we will be implementing new protocols that will protect all of our patients while at our office: 

  • Prioritizing Cleanliness: All rooms and high touch areas will be disinfected frequently. Disinfectants, hand sanitizer, and related supplies will be available to staff and patients at all times.Staff will open doors for all patients, and wash hands between each patient interaction. 
  • No ‘waiting rooms’: Patients will be asked to arrive when it is time for their appointment to avoid waiting. 
  • Staggered Appointments: We will be staggering the appointments to ensure adequate time to wipe down spaces in order to maintain a safe and clean environment. 
  • Screenings: We will be screening patients over the phone and at the time of their appointment to ensure they are healthy
  • Reduced & Healthy Staff: Any of our staff who can work virtually will be working outside of the office, and all staff will be screened daily to ensure they are healthy
  • Protective Equipment: Our staff and patients with appointments will wear a mask and gloves at all times. We ask that all patients come to their appointment with a mask! Dr. Brunner will even be wearing a protective shield to ensure your safety! 

We will continue to offer Virtual Appointments for all of our patients. Additionally, we will continue curbside pickup at our office for all your skincare needs! Patients should call 609.921.9497 or email us at or regarding the products they are interested in, and Kim or Melisssa will coordinate a curbside pickup for you!

We ask everyone’s full cooperation as we prepare to open under very special circumstances.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our office and promise to take every necessary precaution to care for you in a safe environment.


Dr. Brunner and the Entire Team! 


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