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Facial Services / Mini Facelift


As the face ages, the skin and supporting tissues lose their elasticity, producing skin sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. However, the aging process affects each person differently, resulting in differing needs for a corrective procedure.

For this reason, Dr. Aaron Fletcher incorporates the mini facelift into his specialty practice to help patients obtain targeted corrections with less recovery time than a regular facelift. While still providing a more youthful, natural-looking appearance.


A “mini facelift” is a minimally invasive procedure that targets the signs of aging associated with the lower third of the face and jawline. It will specifically target problem areas of the lower face, including jowls (sagging skin below the jawline), skin laxity, neck looseness, and platysmal banding. Compared to a regular facelift, the mini facelift offers the unique benefits of a shorter recovery (1–3 weeks), less swelling and bruising, and minimal to no noticeable scarring.


Are you a good candidate for a mini facelift in Atlanta? Ideal candidates for this procedure are:

  • Men and women experiencing early signs of aging who want to address these issues without the invasiveness of a full facelift
  • Individuals who may need more extensive corrections, such as a regular facelift, but wish to avoid undergoing a more invasive surgery
  • People with realistic expectations of the procedure and what it can do to enhance their appearance

To reduce complications, candidates should be in relatively good mental and physical health, be non-smokers, and not on any medications that could impact one’s healing. As with all minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries, it is essential to have realistic expectations of what this procedure can accomplish for it to be successful. 


With over a decade of surgical experience, Dr. Fletcher is a board-certified otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeon with dual training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. As a leader in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, he understands the unique needs of his patients and works to provide customized treatment plans in a compassionate, low-stress environment.

Below are a few more reasons why Dr. Fletcher is the best choice to perform your mini facelift in Atlanta: 

  • He is the recipient of The Cure for Aging Award in 2023, recognizing him as one of the best rhinoplasty and facelift surgeons in the South.
  • With an office in Stockbridge, Georgia, he provides exceptional patient care with unparalleled results for the greater Metro Atlanta area.  


In Atlanta, the cost of a mini facelift can range between $4,5000 to $8,000 but can exceed this range in some instances. When determining the cost of this procedure, the price must include the surgeon fee, post-operative appointments, and any post-surgical garments needed. If general anesthesia is required, the fees required for the medications used and the anesthesiologist, facility, and support staff needed during the procedure will be included in the price.

Factors That Determine the Cost of the Procedure

When it comes to determining the cost of a mini facelift, several factors affect the overall cost of the procedure.

  • Geographic location. Larger cities like Atlanta have greater operational costs and demands for cosmetic procedures, which can result in higher costs. 
  • Surgical location. The location of the procedure can make a big difference. Procedures requiring general anesthesia in a surgical facility or hospital will have a higher total cost.
  • Surgeon experience and expertise. Better outcomes and fewer complications are often associated with more experienced surgeons. This results in a higher demand and higher overall costs for these surgeons. 


Some patients may not be ready for a facelift or do prefer a minimally invasive or non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure. Dr. Fletcher offers a variety of procedures to address patients concerns, including:

  • Lip augmentation with facial fillers
  • Fat grafting or transfer
  • Chin augmentation
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Lip augmentation

During your consultation with Dr. Fletcher, he will discuss your concerns and recommend facial surgical or non-surgical procedures that can best address your goals. Factors that are considered include your age, skin tone, and skin elasticity.

It should be noted that a patient’s age is a consideration as older patients have diminished skin elasticity. In these cases, combining facial liposculpture with a facelift may be advisable.


The appearance of jowls, fine wrinkles, and sagging skin can cause the face to appear older than your stated age. Fortunately, a mini facelift can turn back the hands of time and give you a more youthful appearance. Dr. Aaron Fletcher is a board-certified head and neck surgeon and is one of the best mini facelift surgeons in Atlanta. 

If you are ready to experience the rejuvenating effects of a mini facelift, call our office at (678) 902-9495 to schedule an appointment. 


During the initial consultation, an examination of the face and neck will be performed to determine if a mini facelift is appropriate. Dr. Fletcher will obtain your goals and desires as to what you want to accomplish with the procedure. Finally, a review of your medical history will be performed to identify conditions or medications that can put you at increased risk of complications. After all this information is attained, Dr. Fletcher and you will develop a customized plan and provide you with a detailed description of the total costs of the procedure.


The recovery process after a mini facelift is considerably shorter than those required for a traditional facelift. Patients typically experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort that resolves within 1–3 weeks of the procedure. Avoid strenuous exercise for up to 3 weeks will help to reduce swelling.

Frequently Asked Questions


A mini facelift can be expected to last for seven to ten years; however, the true number depends on many different patient-specific factors. Depending on the needs and desires of the patient can significantly impact when another procedure may be necessary. Post-operative care of the skin is also an important factor and should be of the utmost importance after a mini facelift.

There is no ideal age to have a mini facelift performed as it can be a beneficial procedure for patients over a wide range of ages. Most commonly, people undergo a mini facelift during their 30s and 40s, as this is when the signs of aging begin to accumulate. However, age is not a limiting or determining factor, and every patient is evaluated independently of their age to decide if a mini facelift procedure is right for them. 

The minimally invasive nature of a mini facelift provides a significant benefit during the recovery period. One of these benefits is a reduced amount of pain. Many patients describe the pain as mild and often feel it is easily managed with medications. In addition to reduced pain, patients often experience less swelling and bruising. 

The majority of patients will be able to return to normal activities in one to two weeks after a mini facelift procedure. Swelling and bruising are often minimal to unnoticeable at this time and allow patients to return to work comfortably. While healing differs between patients, it is best to listen to your body during the healing phase and not rush into activities as this could have negative impacts on your healing.



“Dr. Fletcher and his staff are amazing. They have walked with my husband and I through every step of his surgery process. They are patient resourceful and genuine. God couldn’t have blessed us with a better team. Thank you for everything."


“Dr. Fletcher and his staff are all I could have hoped for in an ENT specialist. He has been my specialist for several years now and has always provided the absolute best care, best advice and treatment during every visit!"

Nicole S.

“That was my first visit and I really appreciate how prompt, attentive and thorough the staff and the doctor was. I would recommend my friends."


“I've been looking for a great ENT, I'm so glad that I've finally found one in Dr. Fletcher! He makes me feel a part of the family, I recommend all of my friends and co-workers."

Genette Roberson.

“A very professional and friendly staff. Dr. Fletcher is very detailed and informational in his explanations. His office staff Ashley C Valerie are warm and friendly. They walked my daughter through her tonsils being removed and made it seamless."


“Terrific ENT practice. Was able to get an appointment by the next day to clear ear canals. In and out within 45 minutes. Excellent and professional service by friendly staff."

Rick Andreoli.

“Appt was on time. Staff very courteous. Every step & procedure explained.
Nothing rushed or ignored. Left with a clear plan of action and follow up in place."

Anne Leath.

“Wish I could give this place 10 stars. I've been seeing Dr. Fletcher for over a year about my under eye hollows. He always gets me right and when I came in for a touch-up yesterday, I received exactly what I'm used to. I love that although they were pretty busy, I still felt safe and clean in the office. The staff is friendly and comforting as well. I always look forward to seeing Dr. Fletcher and his team."

Kri Peck.

“Dr. Fletcher removed my thyroid. He took excellent care of me pre-op and post-op. Dr Fletcher took the time to answer all the questions that I and my family had. We were all at ease going in to the procedure and recovery has gone smoothly. Dr Fletcher has kept me well informed on my care and condition and I will readily recommend him and his staff for all of their services."

Dawn Zinn.

“Five star experience. I came to Dr. Fletcher for lip fillers and they turned out amazing. He did some tweaking to a previous filler job I had done, and I couldn’t be more impressed. Friendly office environment, staff is amazing."

Jasmina Alston.

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