Scarless facial rejuvenation

Home » Face » Revel Mini Facelift

Our Scarless Results Say It All

Many of our beautiful clients start considering their options when they notice the early signs of aging in their 30s, 40s or 50s. These may include mild facial sagging, wrinkles, early jowls, and other such concerns. The our scarless facial rejuvenation is the ideal option for beauties who want to reverse the signs of aging and restore their youthfulness without undergoing the downtime associated with a full facelift. Come visit us in The Woodlands, TX to see what Dr. Wu can do for you.

Facial fat transfer, Chin lipo contouring

Age: 35-40

Effects: Early signs of facial aging can be best addressed using minimally invasive (scarless) techniques. Note this beauty’s enhanced feminine features, subtly refreshed complexion, all without visible scars.

Eyes are also awaken and refreshed with a scarless upper eyelid lift with fat transfer around the eyes. The brows and upper eyelids are lifted and supported by restoring the volume around the eyes. This is done without any visible scars.

Facial fat transfer, Chin lipo contouring, RF skin tightening

Age: 45-50

Effect: Tired eyes can often by mistaken for excess fat in the orbit when in reality for this beauty it was due to a lack of support in under her eyes. By restoring the fat surrounding the eyes, under-eye bags are concealed naturally and upper eyelids and brows are supported leaving her with rested and rejuvenated eyes. Minimally invasive facial rejuvenation techniques can provide superb results without adding visible scars. Her eyes are now brighter giving her a rested glow.

Minimally invasive facial rejuvenation techniques can provide superb results without adding visible scars. Her eyes are now brighter giving her a rested glow.

Facial fat transfer, RF skin tightening

Age: 50-55

Effect: This beauty’s facial volume was restored with her own fat cells. This gives her a youthful glow. Her eyes are now refreshed and relaxed.

Eyelid hooding can develop as we age making our eyes feel heavy and tired. Our minimal incision eye lift can provide superb results by recreating a youthful lid crease position along with restoring supportive volume around the eyes using her natural fat cells.

Introducing the Revel MiniLift

What is the Revel MiniLift?

Revel MiniLift is a minimally invasive procedure to lift your jowls, redefine your jawline, tighten your neck skin, and restore your youthful facial contours with this radio frequency-powered minimally invasive mini facelift. This technique involves making extremely small incisions to tighten your skin and help you achieve a contoured jawline. The entire procedure is performed via extremely small incisions, so there’s no risk of big scars, excessive downtime, or unwanted complications.


  • Refining the neck & jawline angles
  • Lifting the jowls
  • Tightening the lower face and neck skin
  • Minimal risks and complications
  • Virtually invisible scars
  • Faster recovery than a traditional mini facelift
  • Beautifully natural-looking results


  • Feel self-conscious about your aging skin.
  • Are in your 40s or 50s with early signs of aging.
  • Are in generally good physical and mental health.
  • Don’t have underlying medical conditions that prevent optimal wound healing or recovery.
  • Don’t smoke or are willing to stop smoking several months before and after the surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations from the Revel Mini Facelift procedure.
  • Want to recover quickly and minimize the potential risks.

Dr. Chaowen Wu will curate the ideal treatment plan after a thorough consultation and examination. She’ll examine your facial skin, discuss your goals, and review your medical history to determine if you’re the ideal candidate for the procedure.

What are the techniques involved in a Revel Mini Facelift?

Liposuction: The Revel Mini Facelift often includes chin/neck liposuction. The surgeon inserts a small tube-like device, called a cannula, into the area with the unwanted pockets of fat, such as the double chin. The cannula suctions away the unwanted fat cells, making your chin and jawline look more contoured.

Radiofrequency (RF) energy: The Revel Mini Facelift also uses RF energy to contract skin and encourage collagen production. Over time, your body produces new collagen fibers to make your skin more firm, toned, and sculpted.

Fat Grafting: The Revel Mini Facelift also involves fat grafting if you have facial hollows and a gaunt appearance due to the loss of volume from your cheeks and jawline. In this case, the surgeon harvests fat cells from other parts of your body (such as the abdomen) and strategically injects them into your facial tissues.

What is done in a Revel Mini Facelift?

  • Your neck is contoured by removing excess fat (chin/neck liposuction).
  • Your skin is tightened using Renuvion, advanced precision skin tightening technology.
  • Your lower face volume is restored with strategic fat transfer to redefine the jawline and lift the jowls.
  • Everything is completed through tiny incisions.
  • The Revel Mini Facelift is often combined with the Revel Eye Lift to refresh your entire face.
Schedule Consultation
Chaowen Wu Bio Photo Mobile

Meet Dr. Wu

Dr. Wu has extensive and up-to-date training in plastic surgery. Why trust aesthetic changes to your face and body to anyone other than a fully trained plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery? What Dr. Wu’s thorough education and experience means for you:


1-Year Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship: Feel confident with your results from a dedicated aesthetic plastic surgeon who is Aesthetic Fellowship-trained. This exclusive 1-year fellowship is only available to a small number of select plastic surgeons.


Dual MD + PhD Degrees: With the highest degrees awarded for expertise in plastic surgery + science, you can trust that your surgeon will continuously update and apply the most effective techniques to meet your needs.

Peace of Mind

6-Year Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency: Have peace of mind that your surgeon has completed the most rigorous plastic surgery training available through an Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency with 6 years dedicated solely to plastic surgery.

Balanced Foundation

Nearly a Decade of Plastic Surgery Experience: Dr. Wu springboards her aesthetic surgery foundation from in-depth experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body.

Schedule Consultation

Experience the Revel you Difference

Did you know, when you have surgery with Dr. Wu, you are the center of her attention. Your surgery is never rushed because Dr. Wu performs only one facial rejuvenation surgery a day. This way you benefit from having a completely focused and rested surgeon for one of the most intricate and demanding procedures.

Complimentary Overnight Stay With a Caretaker

  • Relax and recovery in style after surgery in one of our on-site recovery suites with a caretaker by your side. This is included with all facelift surgeries to ensure you get optimal results.

Complimentary CosmetAssure Included With Every Procedure

  • With Revel You, you’ll always have peace of mind knowing that your qualifying cosmetic surgery is insured with CosmetAssure, the gold standard in complication insurance, regardless of your health insurance coverage.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Center

  • All procedures performed at Revel You take place at the Hourglass Surgery Center in The Woodlands. It has the highest accreditation possible being a State-Licensed Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Schedule Consultation
Recovery Suite Exterior
Operating room
revel you room
exterior shot

Our clients can’t wait to share!

“Wow! 5 stars are not enough..I am so happy I chose Dr Wu for my procedures ...which were fat facial transfer and brow lift . She is honestly the best and has restored that confidence for me 🤩Not to mention down to earth , extremely professional , she understood and addressed my concerns! I will always go to her for any and every future procedures 😊🙏🏼🤩”

Paola Martinez

“Dr.Wu is nothing beyond simply amazing! The quality of work done by this doctor is priceless. She is an artist, she knows exactly what you need to get done to make you look fabulous, she has changed my life.
Additionally her staff is amazing, and is dedicated to making sure you have a wonderful experience. I truly would recommend anyone to Dr.Wu, you'll definitely get everything you want plus more!”


“Amazing doctor! Dr. Wu actually was honest enough to suggest an alternative procedure which cost 1/3 the price of procedure i went to the consultation for. I had surgery yesterday and haven't even needed a Tylenol. I have zero bruising and swelling is minimal. I can not recommend her enough. Please do yourself a favor and book a consultation with Dr. Wu before you book with anyone.”

April Sanders

Facial Procedures

Never Compromise Your Unique Beauty with One Size Fits All Surgery. Learn about Revel You’s custom array of facial rejuvenation options ranging from minimally invasive techniques to maximally corrective treatments.

Facial volume is lost over time and can be restored to your youthful self using your own fat. Facial fat transfer heals without scars and provides a natural, soft, and lasting alternative to fillers. This is a great way to rejuvenate the eyes, cheeks, and even lips with minimal down time.

Liposuction can be used to contour problem areas that tend to gather fat as we age including the dreaded double chin and jowls. Excess fat can be removed through tiny incisions and radio frequency heat energy can follow to tighten your skin from the inside to improve jawline definition without scars.

If you are bothered by signs of aging in your lower face including jowls, marionette lines, and general loss of definition in your jawline, the mini facelift can provide the solution to these problem areas. The incisions are kept in natural creases to keep them concealed.

A mini neck lift is an effective way to address mild to moderate looseness in the neck skin. The short incisions are kept in natural creases around the earlobes. The loose neck muscle is tightened on both sides without major disruption to the neck anatomy meaning you will recover faster.

A full facelift offers a comprehensive way to improve the entire face. This procedure requires longer scars however it delivers the most powerful correction of signs of facial aging. These include improvements of crows feet, sagging cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, jowls, and removal of excess loose skin. Down time is about 2 weeks. It is often combined with complementary procedures such as facial fat transfer, neck lift, brow lift, and eyelid surgery.

A full neck lift is the most powerful way to treat advanced neck aging including horizontal wrinkles, vertical neck bands, loose neck muscle and loose skin that form the dreaded “turkey wattle.” It is often combined with a facelift procedure to achieve harmonious rejuvenation. as it uses the same incision around the ears. Down time is about 2 weeks and results are long lasting.


If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, simply contact us!

How long does the Revel Mini Facelift last?

A Revel Mini Facelift can last 5 years or longer.

What procedures can help my Revel Mini Facelift last longer?

Energy skin tightening (Renuvion or J-Plasma) can delay the need for a touch-up by a couple of years.

Who is the best candidate for a Revel Mini Facelift?

You will see the biggest impact from a Revel MiniLift if you notice early signs of facial sagging, such as jowls and loose neck skin. Typically, beauties in their 40s and 50s may see excellent results.

How is Revel Mini Facelift different from a traditional mini facelift?

The Revel Mini Facelift is done through tiny incisions to preserve your natural facial architecture; contrastingly, a traditional mini facelift uses a long incision sweeping around the ear lobes and often even into the hairline. This process is much more invasive but provides a more dramatic lift for beauties with advanced facial aging. The Revel Mini Facelift is a better approach for beauties with less advanced facial aging, as the invasive ways of a traditional mini facelift do not outweigh the observable benefits.

Schedule Consultation

Schedule Consult

    Your Information

    Medical Information

    Dr. Wu Is Ready
    To See You


    Schedule Your