Cosmetic Procedures


The Mini-lift enhances key facial areas with less risk, less stress and a shorter recovery time than standard facelift surgery. The Mini-lift is a popular and attractive option because it reduces minor sagging, smoothes and tightens the cheeks, jaw-line and neck. Mini-lift surgery cannot stop the aging process, but can really restore a youthful look. In fact, studies show earlier procedures have better long-term effects as the skin maintains better elasticity and tone. Mini-lift surgery can be done alone or often complimented with other procedures, such as eyelid lift or laser skin resurfacing as determined by Dr. Sawisch during your consultation. The Mini-lift procedure is approximately a 2 1/2 hour procedure at our on-site surgery center. This same-day surgery is an outpatient procedure, with IV anesthesia provided. A pressure dressing is required to be worn for 48 hours, followed by a facial garment for 1 week. Sutures typically are removed at 1 week, and most patients can return to work at 10-14 days. More strenuous activity should be avoided for 2-3 weeks or more. Bruising typically lasts 1-2 weeks, but Arnica tablets are recommended to reduce bruising and speed healing. Patients must limit exposure to sun for several months and should use a sunscreen thereafter.

*Please note all Before & After photography participants are actual patients of Dr. Todd Sawisch. The above photography reflects actual results with no digital alteration or photographic enhancement. Participating patients of Dr Todd Sawisch have given permission and granted use of their images and likeness for this purpose.