Mini Neck Lift: Restore a Youthful Neck Contour with Dr. Liebertz
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With a mini neck lift, patients who have noticed sagging skin and excess fat can achieve a sculpted and re-contoured neck that looks more youthful. To learn more about what a mini neck lift involves, patients can reach out to Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay in Kirkland.
What is a Mini Neck Lift?
A mini neck lift is a minimally invasive neck rejuvenation surgical procedure that can help to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. It is a good option for patients who want to reduce the appearance of a double chin, tighten the skin, and restore a more youthful neck contour.
The mini neck lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Small incisions are made behind the ears and under the chin. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the platysma muscle is tightened. The incisions are then closed with stitches.
The mini neck lift procedure typically takes about one hour. Patients can usually go home the same day. There is some swelling and bruising after the procedure, but it usually resolves within a few weeks.
The results of a mini neck lift are typically long-lasting. However, the effects of aging will eventually continue to take their toll. Patients who are looking for a more dramatic improvement may want to consider a traditional neck lift.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mini Neck Lift?
Patients with a smaller degree of excess skin are ideal candidates for a mini necklift. If a patient has a larger degree of excess neck skin they may be more suitable for the traditional full neck lift procedure.
Patients with stubborn excess neck fat can also be good candidates, as can candidates with double chins or turkey-wattle necks.
Ideal candidates are in good health and have realistic expectations. Patients who are still recovering from a recent surgery are advised to wait until fully healed. Excessive smoking or drinking could also affect the final results of the procedure and thus must be avoided.
Before patients can get a mini neck lift, they will need to schedule a consultation. This will help patients understand what the procedure involves and what it can do for them. Their health will be discussed, and their neck will be examined to determine how best to address the issue. Patients can ask any questions they may have at this time.
Mini Neck Lift Procedure
The mini neck lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia. This means that you will be awake during the procedure, but you will not feel any pain.
The procedure begins with small incisions being made behind the ears and under the chin. Excess skin and fat are then removed, and the platysma muscle is tightened. The incisions are then closed with stitches.
Mini Neck Lift Recovery
After the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room where you will be monitored for a few hours. You may experience some swelling and bruising, but this is normal.
You will be given pain medication to help manage any discomfort. You will also be instructed on how to care for your incisions.
Most patients are able to return home the same day after a mini neck lift. However, you will need to take it easy for a few days. You should avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for at least two weeks.
Why Should I get a mini neck lift?
There are many reasons why you might consider a mini neck lift. If you are bothered by the appearance of a double chin or have questions about skin tightening, or sagging neck skin, a mini neck lift can help to improve your appearance.
A mini neck lift can also help to restore a more youthful neck contour. If you are looking for a way to look and feel your best, a mini neck lift may be the right procedure for you.
Is a mini neck lift permanent?
The results of a mini neck lift are typically long-lasting. However, the effects of aging will eventually continue to take their toll. Patients who are looking for a more dramatic improvement may want to consider a traditional full-neck lift and facelift procedure.
What can I expect after a mini neck lift?
After a mini neck lift, you can expect some swelling and bruising. This is normal and should resolve within a few weeks. You may also experience some pain, which can be managed with pain medication.
You will need to take it easy for a few days after the procedure. You should avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for at least two weeks.
You will also need to care for your incisions. Dr. Liebertz will give you specific instructions on how to do this.
With proper care, you can expect to see the results of your mini neck lift within a few weeks. The results of the procedure can last for several years.
If you are considering a mini neck lift, please contact Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
How Much Does a Mini Necklift Cost?
The cost of mini neck lift procedures varies depending on the patient’s case. Prices will often be affected by the scope of the cosmetic neck issues being treated.
Many facial contouring procedures or non-surgical facelifts may also be an option for patients. For a complete list of facial procedures click here.
Contact Us for Your Mini Necklift Consultation
Patients can reach out to Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay to get more information about the mini neck lift in Kirkland. Contact our office today to get started.