Learn More About Facelifts with Dr. Moran

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What is a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift cements the gap between a traditional facelift and non-invasive procedures. This versatile treatment can help address the prominent signs of aging that appear in the lower region of the face. 

Even though this technique is not as extensive as the traditional approach, the mini facelift is still an invasive cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess skin and recontouring one’s facial profile. However, it does require fewer incisions and is associated with a quicker recovery period when compared to the full facelift.

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Are You a Candidate?

This procedure can beautifully restore your youthful appearance. If you’re experiencing mild to moderate facial aging, a mini facelift can deliver a naturally refreshed look. In general, we recommend the mini facelift to patients who want to correct:

  • Diminished jawline definition
  • Wrinkles on the lower third portion of the face
  • Slight skin laxity on the neck, lower face, and midface

During your private consultation at our Nashville office, Dr. Moran will perform an initial assessment of your facial contours and collect your medical history to determine if the mini facelift is right for you. Ideal candidates should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations for what the procedure can accomplish.

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The Procedure

The primary goal of a mini facelift is to remove excess skin and lift the remaining tissue to redefine your facial contours.

The procedure will begin with the administration of an anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Moran will make incisions around the ears and hairline.

She will then recontour the area by elevating the underlying tissues and removing excess skin. In many cases, she will combine the procedure with eyelid surgery or a brow lift for a complete transformation. Once the necessary corrections have been made, Dr. Moran will close the incisions with sutures and bandage the area to keep it protected.


The initial recovery period from a mini facelift lasts about one week. During this time, you can expect some bruising and swelling. You’ll also need to avoid certain activities, including high-intensity exercise. Most of our patients can return to work and strenuous exercise within two weeks.

The Results

A mini facelift may be less extensive than a traditional facelift, but the outcomes are stunning. “Beautifully refreshed” is how we describe the results of the mini facelift. In terms of longevity, the enhancements are very long-lasting, but your skin and underlying tissues will continue to age naturally moving forward.

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Mary Lynn

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Dr. Mary Lynn Moran, M.D. 

Dr. Moran is the only female Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Tennessee. She trained at Boston University, Tufts, and the University of Michigan, and has 28 years of experience seeing patients in her private, concierge practice. She proudly provides fully customized mini facelift procedures to help women and men in the Nashville area reclaim their youth.

Discover Your Options

Dr. Mary Lynn Moran is dedicated to providing innovative cosmetic services to patients in the Franklin, TN area. If you’re interested in learning more about the mini facelift, contact our office to schedule your informative consultation today.

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