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

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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.

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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

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