What is a Mini or Band-Aid Facelift?
As a simpler procedure to a traditional facelift, a "Mini" or "Band-Aid" facelift offers a tighter, refreshed look with minimal downtime. Performed in the office under local anesthesia, the "Mini" or "Band-Aid" facelift tightens the cheek and improves the sagging skin around the jawline and fold between the nose and mouth. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence is skilled and experienced in offering "Mini" or "Band-Aid" facelifts for patients who are wanting a more youthful appearance without a long recovery period. Patients are able to return to activities of daily life immediately after the "Mini" or "Band-Aid" facelift and rarely experience any visible scarring or bruising. Learn more about the Band-Aid facelift and whether you may be a candidate for this procedure by contacting our practice in Atlanta, GA to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Lawrence.
"Dr.Marisa remembered me from 6 yrs ago when I went for consultation and she and her team with Dr.Angela and Erin put their best foot forward to meet my expectations. The Northside hospital never fails to exceed its exceptional hospitality that makes you forget your pain and fears ... yes they give "good stuff" that works making it agony free during and after procedure. From lab work, covid test, preop preparation (my nurses were the D team 😀) Comfort and care means alot. I had seen 2 other doctors for consultation in different states but you always stood out May God bless the works of your hands and entire team."- W.K. / Facebook / Jan 24, 2021
"I will say that Dr. Lawrence and her staff are the best of the best. I was beyond amazed with the results from my surgery. I have given Dr. Lawrence two new names so far🤣 miracle worker because when I tell you I don't know how she transformed my body the way she did. The second name is 🔥 (fire) cause she has me Hott. I love that she listen to you and very attentive. I have and will continue to recommend her to my family and friends. She really cares about her patients and their pretty scars💓.I am ecstatic that I picked an amazing Dr. that gave me amazing results.I am looking forward to my next surgery, again thank you for the confidence boost."- L.K. / Facebook / Dec 28, 2020
"So Relieved! - After having breast implants for 11 years that were way too large for me I wanted them out! Dr. Laurence was great with answering all of my questions about explanting and full capsulectomy. I told her I wanted to breastfeed in the future so I didn't want a lift. She agreed that explant and capsulectomy were my best course of action and also that I had plenty of my own breast tissue so I shouldn't worry about my size.At two weeks post op, she was definitely right! I honestly had no idea what I would look like without implants, but I absolutely love my natural size. The reason I got them originally was to make them more even and symmetrical. But even putting in two different sized implants, they still weren't totally the same. I've learned now that is totally okay! I love my two different boobs.Marisa Lawrence and the rest of her staff were all amazing. Everyone in the office was super kind and welcoming. I will totally recommend Dr. Lawrence to people I know."- A. / RealSelf / Dec 17, 2020
"I have been seeing Dr. Lawrence for different issues -- some cosmetic and some not. I have always been treated with empathy and caring. I cannot say enough good things about her staff, as they are attentive to your needs and wellness. Dr. Lawrence is a true artist in her field. I highly recommend Dr. Lawrence."- M.G. / Yelp / Dec 11, 2020
"Dr. Lawrence did my first breast cancer reconstruction 18 years ago and the results were amazing. Fast forward to a second breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy. Due to insurance, I saw a former colleague of hers and I am so disappointed with the results. Dr. Lawrence is the best!"- M.K. / Yelp / Nov 10, 2020
Am I A Candidate for a Band-Aid Facelift?
Candidates for a Band-Aid facelift may be desiring a more youthful appearance but are not ready for a full traditional facelift procedure. This could include younger individuals or those with moderate facial aging. Additionally, a Band-Aid facelift can also be used as a touch-up procedure for patients who have had a previous facelift. Patients desiring a Band-Aid facelift should also be in good overall health. During a thorough consultation at our Atlanta, GA facility, Dr. Lawrence will be able to better evaluate if you are an ideal candidate for a Band-Aid facelift procedure.
Band-Aid Facelift Technique
The Band-Aid facelift procedure will be performed in one of our spacious procedure rooms at our Atlanta facility. Dr. Lawrence will completely numb the treatment area before getting started. After the area is prepped, small incisions may be made above the ears, under the chin, behind the ears, or along the nape of the neck. The exact location of the incision will be dependent on the goals of the patient and the area being treated. Next, the skin will be lifted, tightened, and trimmed, if necessary, before the sutures are put in place to close the incisions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the recovery like for a Band-Aid facelift?
Following your Band-Aid facelift procedure, patients will be able to leave our facility and return home to fully recover. Our experienced team will be able to provide all necessary aftercare instructions. There may be some slight swelling and bruising around the area that was treated, but this will subside, and ice and over-the-counter painkillers can help to ease any discomfort. Patients will also need to attend a follow-up appointment so that Dr. Lawrence can evaluate the healing process.
How do I know if a Band-Aid facelift is ideal for me?
The Band-Aid facelift is ideal for individuals who are looking to target a specific area of skin laxity. This could include younger patients with mild aging or those who have had a previous facelift and are wanting a touch-up treatment. Either way, a Band-Aid facelift can be customized to the patient's needs and be able to specifically treat areas of aging with less recovery time.
What results can I expect?
After your Band-Aid facelift procedure, you will be able to notice tighter, more youthful skin in the areas that were treated. If the removal of fatty tissue was performed, you can also expect a slimmer facial appearance with more defined features. A Band-Aid facelift can allow you to look years younger with a healthy, youthful complexion.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $3,200
- Recovery Time
- 5-7 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Learn More About Your Facelift Options
If you are not ready for a traditional, full facelift, a Band-Aid facelift could be an ideal option for you. Depending upon your needs and goals, Dr. Lawrence will create a customized Band-Aid facelift procedure specifically for you. Contact our team in Atlanta, GA to learn more and to determine if you may be a candidate for this procedure.