A mini facelift addresses sagging skin and wrinkles located on the lower third of the face and it restores definition to the chin. The surgeon makes an incision that extends from the bottom of the earlobe to the hairline and then behind the ear. After the incision is made, the doctor pulls the tissues upward and outward towards the ears. Once the skin and the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) are in the proper position, they are sutured into place and any excess tissue is trimmed away. A mini facelift provides a natural contour and a rejuvenated appearance to the face.