A local lift is a mini facelift that requires less recovery time than a normal facelift. A local lift also uses local anesthesia whereas a facelift uses general anesthesia. A local lift is also a much smaller procedure than a full facelift and is more targeted to a single area of the face, such as decreasing wrinkles, tightening neck muscles, and tightening sagging skin. A facelift is a procedure that encompasses the entire face, producing an all around more youthful appearance.
Written by Dr. Halaas