What Can I Expect on The Day of My Neck Lift?
Full and mini neck lift procedures involve different techniques to achieve the desired results.
Full neck lift
Your surgery will begin with general anesthesia provided by an expert anesthesiologist. For a full neck lift, your surgeon will make incisions at the bottom of your ear in your hairline, or a very small incision under your chin. Once the incisions have been made, the muscles will be lifted and tightened with sutures, and excess fat removed. Then, your skin will be pulled tight into place to create a firm, smooth contour. The excess skin will be trimmed away. Your surgeon will then close the incisions and apply a pressure dressing around your head and underneath your chin.
In total, the procedure takes between 2-4 hours.
Mini neck lift
A mini neck lift is a more minor procedure, but it is very similar to a full neck lift. A mini neck lift is a more minor version of a full neck lift, but it’s done with smaller incisions and less invasive work, and the recovery time is shorter.
A mini neck lift begins with local anesthesia, and it can be done with or without sedation depending on your needs. Once the anesthesia takes effect, small incisions are made under your chin. Using these incisions, the muscles are tightened and excess fat is removed. Excess skin is removed in the jowl area and under the chin to create a more contoured, youthful-looking jawline and neck.
The procedure typically takes about an hour.