Cheek Lift | Minilift | Mini Face Lift | Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Minilift Data

Operating time1,5 hours
Sedationgeneral anaesthesia
Clinic stay0–1 day
Costsfrom 5,800 €*
Aftercare3 weeks
Stitch removalafter 10 days
Presentableafter 2 weeks
Sportsafter 4–6 weeks

*Prices include 19% VAT.

Minilift / Cheek Lift – Better Nip It in the Bud

Even with younger people, the tissue may show initial signs of sagging. A minilift or cheek lift may help avoid this already at an early stage. When the first indications of aging skin appear, they will strike first along the cheeks. Then there are rings below the eyes, deepened folds around nose and lips/mouth – the co-called nasolabial folds – and sagging corners of the mouth.

With a minilift, also called cheek lift, we at the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are able to stop these signs of the time quickly and effectively.

Your Benefits with a Minilift at the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at a Glance:

Außenbereich Nürnberger Klinik, Dr. Baetge, Ästhetisch-Plastische Chirurgie
  • At least two comprehensive before/after consultations 
  • Frequently conducted treatment method
  • Two experienced medical specialists for aesthetic plastic surgery during the operation
  • Innovative method for reducing bruises/haematomas and swellings
  • Professional stationary care on a dedicated ward
  • Continuous contact person, since clinic is owner-operated
  • Intensive aftercare process desired

Your Minilift Experts

FAQ on Minilift

For whom is a minilift suitable?

A smooth and beautiful facial skin is an outward sign of youthfulness. Whoever discovers the first wrinkles and feels concerned about it should quickly think about having such wrinkles smoothened by a minilift at our Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – before the mere concern has a chance to deepen the wrinkles even further.

The minilift is particularly suitable for younger people whose skin aging process is still only moderate. This method can tighten small wrinkles.

We will be happy to advise you in detail about which possibilities exist in your particular case.

What is important before a minilift?

About 6 weeks before the operation, smoking should be reduced in order to minimise the risks connected with it. The same holds true for about 6 weeks after the operation. Blood-thinning medication interferes with blood coagulation and should be discontinued before the operation. Also, for 2 weeks before and after the treatment, you should not take any nutritional supplements.

What happens during a minilift?

The operation lasts up to one and a half hours and is usually conducted under general anaesthesia at the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

The minilift incision will be made along the hairline and around the ear.

The tissue will be tightened in two layers: First, the skin layer is being loosened. Then, also the underlying layer formed by muscles, connective tissue, and tiny fat deposits (the SMAS layer, superficial muscular aponeurotic system) is detached. In this manner, the individual layers can be tightened in different directions. This is conducive to a particularly good result.

After tightening the SMAS layer, the skin on top will be smoothened, and excess skin will be removed; then the edges get sutured without exerting any tension. The incisions will heal as discreet, linear scars which can be concealed easily underneath the hair.

What does the aftercare following a minilift look like?

The affected skin areas should be cooled so as to prevent or reduce after-bleeding. The stitches will be removed after about 10 days at the Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. After about 14 days, you will be presentable again. You may start with sports six weeks after the minilift, but carefully and gently at first.

We will inform you comprehensively in a detailed personal consultation about how we proceed with the cheek lift in your individual case.

When will I be presentable again after a minilift and will be able to do sports?

Generally speaking, you will be presentable again after about 2 weeks. After 4–6 weeks, you can do sports again and go to the sauna.

Which risks are there with regard to a minilift in Nuremberg?

A mini face lift is a gentle treatment and comes with minimal risk. Small haematomas and slight swelling are common side-effects that occur after the operation. A numb feeling in the cheeks and slight pain along the incision are at first to be expected.

How long will the treatment results of a minilift last?

The result of a minilift will last several years. However, new wrinkles may form during this time. If necessary, you may repeat the small face lift at any time without any problems.

When can I put on makeup again after my minilift?

After 7 days, you may carefully put on makeup again.

May a minilift be repeated?

Repeating the minilift is generally possible. Most patients are happy with their result for several years. If unwanted changes occur during that time, the minilift may be repeated.

Does a minilift hurt?

During the mini-tightening itself, you should feel practically no pain, since the treatment is carried out under general anaesthesia.

How much does a minilift in Nuremberg cost?

The costs for minilift at our Nürnberger Klinik for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery start at 5,800 €. Depending on the treatment effort, these may, however, vary from patient to patient. We will be happy to prepare an individual cost calculation for you during a personal consultation.


Feel free to pay for your treatment in instalments. Here you can find further information about Financing.

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Nürnberger Klinik für
Ästhetisch-Plastische Chirurgie

Sibeliusstr. 15
90491 Nürnberg


+49 911 95 96 10

+49 911 9596 130

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Monday – Thursday  8 am – 6 pm
Friday  8 am – 5 pm
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