The mini neck lift is a less invasive necklift procedure which can improve the appearance of the neck. During the surgery, vertical neck bands are removed and excess neck skin is tightened. Incisions for the mini neck lift are less extensive than those for a traditional neck lift and result in shorter surgery and recovery times as well as decreased bruising and swelling. The result is a more youthful and flattering jawline and neck angle with less downtime.
Individuals who are looking to improve loose skin and banding of the neck without the downtime associated with a traditional necklift may be good candidates for a mini neck lift. Patients should also be in good physical, have realistic expectations for the outcome, and understand the limitations of the mini neck lift as the procedure cannot produce the same dramatic results as a full neck lift. The surgery is often ideal for younger patients with less extensive sagging and banding of the neck. During your consultation, Dr. Donath will help you to decide if the mini necklift is right for you.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
The Necklift Surgery Process
Local anesthesia with sedation may be used for the mini Necklift. Incisions are typically smaller than for a traditional neck lift and may be located behind the ears and/or under the chin. Working through the incisions, the neck muscles may be altered and excess skin removed. The overall recovery, including swelling and bruising, are less than after a traditional neck lift. Most patients are able to return to work after one week’s time, though rigorous activities may be prohibited for a longer period of time.
Mini Necklift FAQs
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.
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 procedure cannot provide the same dramatic results of a full neck lift. This surgery is often ideal for patients who are younger and have less extensive sagging and banding that does not require a traditional full neck lift. Dr. Donath is happy to meet with you for a consultation to help you decide if the mini necklift can best address your needs.
During the consultation, 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.
The procedure may be performed with local anesthesia and sedation.
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 neck lift. He may then alter the neck muscles and will remove the excess skin before closing the incisions.
The mini neck lift incisions are made behind the ears and/or under the chin and are smaller than those made for a traditional necklift.
Though the incisions made for the mini neck lift will result 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 neck lift.
Does the mini neck lift involve much pain?
There is usually minimal pain associated with the mini necklift procedure.
What is the recovery from the mini necklift like?
The recovery after a mini neck lift 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.
When will I be able to resume work after my mini neck lift surgery?
Work and most other normal activities can typically be resumed within one week after the mini neck lift.