Summary: In recent days, the Tamra Judge facelift results have been floating around the internet for all to see. Luckily, that’s actually something that Judge herself has encouraged, as she’s been quite open about her plastic surgery process. That’s lucky for us, because there are a few facelift tips we can take directly from Judge—especially when it comes to the Mini Facelift.
Looking at Those Tamra Judge Facelift Results
There’s no question about the Tamra Judge facelift results floating around the internet in the last few days. By all accounts, it looks as though Judge had a successful procedure, and she’s been quite open about the process both on social media and in traditional interviews.
Judge talks about how she doesn’t see the facelift as, necessarily a cosmetic procedure. She sees it as a reset. As though she’s setting the clock back a few years (she says she’s going back to “season 3” of The Real Housewives of Orange County). Certainly, it’s still plastic surgery. Judge herself says that she underwent a “mini facelift,” which is slightly different from a more typical facelift procedure.
We don’t usually spend a significant amount of time with celebrity plastic surgery procedures, but there are a few things we can learn from Judge—especially seeing as how she’s been so open about the process. However, you certainly don’t have to be a star on The Real Housewives of Orange County to get the same treatment that Judge got.
What’s a “Mini Facelift” Anyway?
In her interviews, Judge makes special note that she did not undergo a full facelift. Instead, she underwent a mini facelift. There are some key differences between the two facelift procedures, but the most pronounced is that a mini facelift is significantly less invasive than a full facelift.
There are other differences:
- A Mini Facelift is usually performed in order to generate more subtle results
- When it comes to recovery time, a mini facelift is also usually a bit easier on the body (meaning a faster recovery)
- A Mini Facelift is also used to produce relatively localized results
- Just as with a traditional facelift, a Mini Facelift will eliminate unwanted areas of excess tissue
With traditional facelift procedures, a longer incision is usually made on the scalp (hidden, for example, by the hairline). Mini Facelift procedures tend to make several much smaller incisions. The surgeon will then eliminate excess skin from a few strategic areas in order to produce the overall more youthful effect.
Subtle Results Win the Day
In many ways, it is both the strength and the weakness of the Mini Facelift that it produces more limited results than a “full” facelift procedure. For some patients, that’s not the right fit—their wrinkles, lines, and excess tissue will be far too widespread.
But for other patients, a Mini Facelift is the perfect fit precisely because of those limited effects. After all, not everyone is going to require significant changes to the face in order to achieve a more youthful look. And, generally, the more limited the changes are, the easier it is to pass off the results as being quite natural.
Now, Tamra Judge certainly isn’t doing that. She’s being pretty open and honest about the whole process. But not everyone wants that same kind of attention—or can tolerate that kind of interrogation. Many patients prefer that their plastic surgery procedures are relatively private. That’s much easier to manage when the results are noticeable and significant, but still look and feel natural.
The Goal is Resetting the Clock
Tamra Judge is definitely on to something when she talks about her Mini Facelift as “reset.” In fact, we love to talk about facelift procedures as a way to reset the clock. Because of course you’re still going to age after the procedure. Eventually you’ll get wrinkles again, and lines will begin to form.
The idea is not that you’ll look young forever. The idea is that you can reset the clock so you look significantly younger. A typical Mini-Facelift can take 5-10 years off your face. A traditional facelift is capable of even more. So your face will likely “reset” by a number of years—from which point it will continue to age normally.
In many ways, it’s like sending your face back in time a few years. Obviously, surgeons work very hard to balance making your face look more youthful and making the results look very natural. Indeed, even a traditional facelift can often lead to a natural-looking result when performed by a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon.
But if you don’t feel like you’re quite at “full facelift” levels of wrinkles and lines, dermal fillers aren’t your only choice. As the Tamra Judge facelift news and interviews show us, you can achieve fantastic results with a Mini Facelift. If you want to know what this procedure can do for you, the best place to get answers is from your local plastic surgeon. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be a reality television star to ask about it.