What is a Mini-Lift?
The concept of less invasive facelift, often referred to as mini-lifts, has become increasingly important in recent years. You may be considering facial rejuvenation procedures at an earlier age, not wanting to wait until the aging process is too apparent. Luckily, double board certified oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Brackup performs a mini-lift with less invasive techniques to address less advanced aging changes. If you are a candidate, the results can be as dramatic as more extensive procedures with significantly less downtime. The same procedures are frequently coupled with BOTOX® or hyaluronic acid fillers, to create the desired effect without a “surgical look.” Our ultimate goal is to make our patients happy, and we will always recommend the best procedure that will give you your desired results. We will review all your options during a consultation.
"My search was over after being referred to Dr. Brackup!!!. My son's wedding was coming up in August, 2016. My eyes were horrible .When I smiled you saw know eye's. I met one surgeon that was scared to remove the lower bags. How would that look? Didn't make sense. With Time running out by chance I when to a new hairdresser, that had her eyes done and look beautiful. Even though Dr. had a busy schedule,he made it a point to fit me in for June 28th. I was assured my eye's would look beautiful by August 20th. Dr. Brackup was right. I had Upper and lower procedures done. Dr. sculpted my eyes to compliment my high cheek bones. They are beautiful. At 60 years old I look twenty years younger!! Dr. Brackup and his entire staff were kind and honestly the best experience I ever had. He is gifted with hands of gold. He only works from the neck up and is a oculoplastic surgeon. My confident's is through the roof. I walk with my head high for the first time in a very long time. Thank you, Dr. Brackup for setting this butterfly free!! Before pictures click on Rosemarie P. Thanks"- R.P. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2017
"My experience with Dr Brackup was A plus! Dr. Brackup spent time with me to decribe my procedure and to answer all of my questions. The procedure went amazingly well . Dr Brackup reached out after the surgery and was available for all follow up questions. I highly recommend Dr. Brackjup and I wojuld definitely go to him again"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 25, 2019
"Younger and much more refreshed version of me - A few years ago I started researching an upper blepharoplasty. Once I found Dr. Brackup, I knew without a doubt I had the right doctor. I only needed to find the right timing. Fast forward a few years, I went to see him again for an upper bleph only, then asked to come back and discuss a lower bleph, then asked to come back in again to ask his opinion about an S Lift. He was kind, supportive and very willing to see me each time despite his busy schedule. At 45, I felt my face was suddenly aging quickly and I wanted to catch things before too long and make the most of it. I decided to do all three procedures and as scary as it was, it was the best decision I could have made. I still feel that way a year and a half later. Dr Brackup, his nurses (Michelle included), couldn’t have made the process any easier for me and I never imagined I’d be this happy with my results. I look like myself only a younger and much more refreshed version of me. Dr. Brackup is known for creating a natural look and he achieved that. He was also able to even out my very uneven eyebrows with light Botox. When I went back in to see him for one of my follow ups and I asked about any other treatments, he very politely told me I don’t need to do anything else. That’s just one example showing that it’s clear that his goal is what’s best for the patient and not his bottom line. As it turns, out my neighbor went to him 10 years ago for surgery and my mother loved my results so much she had an upper bleph done too. He has a great reputation in the area there’s no question as to why. I trust him implicitly and am now a patient for life. I can’t imagine trusting anyone else."- C. / RealSelf / Sep 08, 2022
"dr alan brackup is simply the best. he has done hair replacement surgery on me TWICE!! my life has totally changed because of him and the best part is I have HAIR!! it was so difficult to go thru this as I am fairly young and loosing your hair especially in the front and on top is not fun IT COULD BE LOTS WORSE BUT FOR ME THIS WAS NOT GOOD. He and his staff were nothing but totally professional. easy to make appointments. staff always called back. dr brackup called me multiple times to check in after surgery. thank you so much for changing my life!"- J.N. / Yelp / Sep 07, 2022
"Dr Brackup Is amazing. He has done hair replacement surgery on me TWICE!!!!!! I HAVE HAIR! He and his staff are so friendly and professional yet everyone is so down to earth and kind truly caring about you when you walk thru their doors. They take the time to explain things to you. They always call you back. I can’t say enough kind things about them. They made my experience so much better than I ever imagined"- J.N. / Healthgrades / Sep 07, 2022
How is a Mini-Lift Performed?
Some mini-lifts may be performed in our in-office surgical suite, while others will require monitored sedation in our accredited surgery facility. General anesthesia is not required. When undergoing a mini-facelift, a thin, small incision is made near the ears to lift the skin to a higher position. This significantly decreases the laxity of the skin around the mouth, jawline, and jowls. Our patients find that a mini-lift creates subtle improvements in the bottom half of their face that look both beautiful and natural. Additionally, recovery from a mini-facelift is easier than that of a traditional facelift due to its smaller incisions and less “structural work”.
What is an S-Lift?
The S-Lift, as performed by Dr. Brackup, has been a major advancement for patients seeking facial enhancement at an earlier age. Essentially, the cheeks, jowls, and jawline can be lifted and repositioned with the same efficacy as a traditional facelift with a much smaller incision. The S-Lift gets its name from the fact that it is accomplished through an S-shaped incision around the ears. Just as in a facelift, the underlying facial muscles are tightened to achieve a long-lasting effect, as the cheeks and jowls are lifted and excess skin removed. We are now able to convert many patients who otherwise would require a SMAS or full facelift to the S-Lift procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
A Gorgeous, Youthful Face
Cosmetic facial surgery can turn back the hands of time for your face and give you a fresh appearance. Today, there are a wide variety of choices for surgery based on your unique concerns and goals. Our entire goal is to make you look younger but natural. For more information, we welcome you to call our office, Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Brackup.