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.

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

Extended Deep Plane Face and Neck Lift Before and After- Dr. Malone performed her extended Deep Plane Facelift with Necklift (Platysmaplasty) for this patient. This procedure is a shorter incision technique that can result in powerfully natural results to lift the cheeks, tone the jawline and tighten the neck. As we age the lower face starts to feel widened and heavier, resulting in a more square face shape that can feel masculinizing to many women. Lifting the muscles and cheek fat pads as well as reducing the redundant buccal fat pads will recreate a more tapered lower face shape, recreating the heart shaped face that we associate with feminine youth. We are absolutely floored by this lovely patient's naturally beautiful transformation.

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

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