I am frequently asked by patients to explain what a “mini-facelift” is. Obviously, this means something different to each surgeon. However, I think it would be logical to assume that a “mini-facelift” is anything short of what the surgeon would do in his “traditional” facelift. This could amount to just doing a rigorous facial procedure without the neck component or something quite minimal like slight skin undermining and excision, with or without fascial tightening. But it would seem logical to expect that a “mini” procedure will produce a lesser result than the “traditional” procedure.