Mini Necklift FAQs
Q-What is a mini necklift?
A-The mini necklift is a less invasive version of the traditional facelift. This procedure can improve excess skin and vertical banding in the neck with less bruising and swelling. The mini necklift provides a more youthful look to the jaw line and neck angle.
Q-Is the mini necklift right for me?
A-If you are looking to improve the appearance of excess skin and vertical banding in the neck with minimal downtime, then a mini necklift may be right for you. Patients must also be physically healthy and realistic in their expectations. It's important to understand that the mini necklift cannot provide the same dramatic results of a full necklift. This surgery is often ideal for patients who are younger and have less extensive sagging and banding that does not require a traditional full necklift. Dr. Donath is happy to meet with you for a consultation to help you decide if the mini necklift can best address your needs.
Q-What happens at the consultation for a mini necklift?
A-During the consultation for a mini necklift, Dr. Donath will meet with you to examine your neck, discuss your goals, and take a thorough medical history. He will weigh other factors like your skin type, individual healing, and skin elasticity to help determine if the mini necklift is right for you. Dr. Donath will explain the technique, the anesthesia, the surgical facility, the risks and the costs associated with procedure, and he will address any questions or concerns that you have. To help you achieve your desired look, additional procedures like facial liposuction or skin resurfacing may be recommended at this time.
Q-What anesthesia is the mini necklift performed with?
A-The mini necklift may be performed with local anesthesia and sedation.
Q-How is the surgery for the mini necklift performed?
A-Dr. Donath begins the mini necklift surgery by making incisions behind the ears and/or under the chin. These incisions are smaller than those made for a traditional necklift. He may then alter the neck muscles and will remove excess skin before closing the incisions.
Q-Where are the mini necklift incisions located?
A-The mini necklift incisions are made behind the ears and/or under the chin and are smaller than those made for a traditional necklift.
Q-Will I have scars after my mini necklift surgery?
A-Though the incisions made for the mini necklift will results in scars, they are generally small and well concealed behind the ears and/or under the chin. The resultant scars are typically smaller than those occurring after a traditional necklift.
Q-Does the mini necklift involve much pain?
A-There is usually minimal pain associated with the mini necklift procedure.
Q-What is the recovery from the mini necklift like?
A-The recovery after a mini necklift is less extensive than that of a traditional necklift. Swelling and bruising are decreased, along with pain and discomfort. However, rigorous activities will be prohibited for a period of time.
Q-When will I be able to resume work after my mini necklift surgery?
A-Work and most other normal activities can typically be resumed within one week after the mini necklift.