Mini Neck Lift In San Diego

A mini neck lift is a surgical procedure that tightens and removes sagging skin in the neck and under the chin. The goal is to reposition the soft tissues in the neck and redefine the jawline and create a smoother contour and a more youthful appearance. A mini neck lift is a shortened version of the traditional neck lift with smaller incisions, condensed procedural work and an abbreviated recovery time.

Difference Between Mini & Traditional

Facelift La Jolla
Facelift San Diego
Facelift La Jolla
Facelift San Diego

Patient Selfies

Real patient, Deep Plane Facelift Before and After - Malone Plastic Surgery San Diego

Extended Deep Plane Facelift Before and After - Dr. Malone performs her signature Extended Deep Plane Facelift with Platysmaplasty for those patients who desire to have their cheeks lifted, jawline toned, and neck tightened up as well. Our patient sent us her own before and after selfies showing how the facelift procedure will lift and support the cheeks and nasolabial folds, smooth the jawline and also tighten the neck. While this patient looks more youthful we love her naturally refreshed outcome.

Real patient, Facelift Before and After - Malone Plastic Surgery San Diego

Facelift Before and After - To complete this full facial rejuvenation, Dr. Malone performed an Extended Deep Plane Facelift, Platysmaplasty, Lateral Temporal Brow Lift, Lower Eyelid Lift with Fat Repositioning, and a Lip Lift with a Lip Plumping Graft. This comprehensive facial rejuvenation has her looking 15 years younger. She took a selfie before her surgery and again when she was healed and sent us these to tell us that she is overjoyed! We are in awe of her naturally beautiful transformation.

Real patient, Mini Facelift Before and After - Malone Plastic Surgery San Diego

Mini Facelift Before and After - Dr. Malone performed her signature minimal access Deep Plane Facelift on this patient and these before and after pictures she sent to us from her home using her phone to create her own result pictures! Many patients present in their early to mid 40s wanting to lift up their cheeks and smooth and tighten their jawline. While this patient looks refreshed she does not look at all as though she has had work done. Dr. Malone has published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal on this facelift technique and customizes her treatment for each individual patient.

A mini neck lift is a routine procedure involving an incision under the chin and behind the ear. The small incisions are barely visible once healed.

The fat can sometimes be removed by liposuction. The platysma (underlying) muscle is tightened creating a smooth and youthful appearance. Loose and excess skin is lifted and removed behind the ears. All incisions are then closed with stitches.

What are the Benefits of a Mini Neck Lift?

There are many great advantages of a mini neck lift for you, including:

  • Gets rid of double chins or turkey wattles
  • Eliminates jowls, excess fat in the lower face
  • Improve contours by dealing with muscle banding in the neck
  • Tightens the neck muscles
  • Reduces submental fat
  • Treatment time is shorter than a traditional neck lift

What Are the Risks?

A mini neck lift is considered a safe procedure but some risks can include bleeding, bruising, blood clotting, hematoma, infection, numbness, swelling and potential scarring.

Am I a Candidate for a Mini Neck Lift?

You are a good candidate for a mini neck lift if you are in good overall health and maintain a stable weight. You are a great candidate if you suffer from a double chin or a turkey wattle. However, if you suffer from a multiple or untreated medical problems, you may not be a good candidate for a neck lift.

Recovery from a Mini Neck Lift

After your procedure, you will have to keep your head elevated and you may need to wear a compression garment for a few days. You may experience some bruising and minimal pain for which Dr. Malone can prescribe pain medication. The sutures are taken out in about a week. All normal activities can usually be resumed within two weeks when cleared by Dr. Malone.

Mini Neck Lift La Jolla

During your consultation with Dr. Malone, you will get a chance to share your desire for a procedure and your concerns about it. You will be evaluated by Dr. Malone to create a customized plan based on your needs. The goal is to find the best facial rejuvenation treatments for you. A mini neck lift will improve the surface appearance of your neck for a more youthful appearance. Your treatment will be based upon your individual facial anatomy and personal preferences in addressing your problem areas.

  • Jowls
  • Jawline
  • Neck

Schedule a Personalized Consultation Today

“You have helped me more than you’ll ever know. You possess the qualities not only of an excellent physician but of an extraordinary human being as well.” —Facelift, lip lift, chin implant (F.K.)

“Thank you for the smile on my face whenever I look in the mirror, you’re an incredible lady and surgeon” —Facelift, liplift, Laser skin resurfacing (B.P.)

“Dr. Malone is great! She is very friendly, honest, clear and understanding. Never had to wait longer then 10 minutes. It is easy to make an appointment by phone or email. Truly pleased with the results!” —Botox (C.V.)

“I am 69 years old and had a deep plane face lift with Dr. Malone my results are fabulous. She is an excellent surgeon and a caring kind person as well. Would highly recommend her.” —Deep Plane Facelift (aerobicgal)

“Not only did she straighten out my nose and significantly improve my breathing but she was very attentive and had a great bedside manner! I've had nothing but complements on how good my new nose looks!” —Septoplasty (M.H.)

“She is kind, caring, listened to and addressed all of my concerns, explained everything in detail, and was always available, before and after surgery.” —Facelift (B.)

“If I could give her 10 stars I would! She was very attentive during AND after the visit and her bed side manner is impeccable. I would recommend her a million times over to anyone looking for an amazing MD.” —Restylane (S.D.)

“I saw Dr. Malone back in Nov 2017, she was an absolute delight. I knew I was in good hands. Her empathetic bedside manner made me feel confident in her abilities to give me the exact results I envisioned. ” —Rhinoplasty (N.K.)

San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr Melanie Malone MD, FACS

Dr. Malone’s treatments in La Jolla are highly individualized, customized for you and address your specific concerns and needs. We aim to let your refreshed appearance reflect the youthful energy that you feel on the inside. Most importantly, Dr. Malone’s aesthetic is seamless without ever drawing unwanted attention. She provides the subtle refresher that a good night’s rest no longer produces. Dr. Malone’s aesthetic is natural, soft and balanced letting you to always put your best face forward.

Dr. Malone is a Fellow of The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American College of Surgeons. This remarkable distinction is bestowed on an elite subset of surgeons based on their exceptional training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct.

Dedicated to her craft, Dr. Malone completed her fellowship training with one of the world’s leading facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Andrew Jacono. He is known for developing a deep plane facelift technique that reduces visible scarring and rejuvenates the facial tissues while avoiding the frozen, windswept look of older types of facelifts. Using Dr. Jacono’s technique, Dr. Malone offers her patients facial rejuvenation results that are extremely natural.

Learn More About Dr. Malone

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery American Acadeny of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc. American College of Surgeons American College of Surgeons Columbia University

Get a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Malone in her storied practice in La Jolla, CA

4150 Regents Park Row, Ste. 280, La Jolla, CA

    Become a Malone MD Insider

Call Today (858) 633-3350 or Request Above