It is shocking to look in the mirror one day and see that your firm, smooth neck has become a slightly wrinkled one that has so much loose skin that you look like it is a size too big for your actual body. The neck is so quick to give away our age, but hiding it away under turtleneck sweaters all year long is not an option. If this describes what you have been seeing in the mirror, then the mini neck lift may be right for you!

What Is A Mini Neck Lift?

A mini neck lift is a minor procedure that will tighten excess skin. It is less extensive than a traditional neck lift in that it is done with smaller incisions and typically has less downtime or recovery.

How Does A Mini Neck lift Work?

A mini neck lift works by using short incisions in front of and behind each ear where the skin and muscle are pulled up and tightened. Less skin is removed than a traditional full neck lift.

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Am I A Good Candidate?

If you are a male or female in your 40s to 50s and are beginning to notice a neck “waddle” of excess loose skin, then a mini neck lift is geared towards you. The best candidates are non-smokers who are in generally good health and have reasonable expectations for the procedure’s outcome.

How Long Does A Typical Treatment Take?

The mini neck lift is typically done as an outpatient treatment. It lasts approximately 90 minutes and is performed with local and/or sedation. In fact, patients can opt to use a new type of sedation option called Pronox, which is a patient-controlled inhaled analgesia that takes effect in seconds and immediately relieves anxiety and helps with discomfort. During the treatment, the skin and muscle will be pulled up and tightened, leaving a younger, tighter looking neck and jawline.

What Results Will I See?

Impressively, the results of the mini neck lift are immediate. Following the procedure, you will notice the improvements in your jawline, and neck right away. While you may have some swelling or slight bruising, this will subside within the first several days and will give way to a fresher, younger appearance. The mini neck lift will last 5 to 7 years, but your neck will also continue to be affected by aging, environmental factors, and gravity.

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Is There Any Downtime?

When the mini neck lift is completed, patients will have bandages and compression to wear on the surgical site for 1 week. There may be minor swelling and bruising that will subside within several days, and sutures will be removed one week after the procedure. Patients typically return to work after a week once the swelling has subsided and the sutures have been removed. Following the procedure, patients are asked to avoid strenuous activity for 3 weeks, but typical daily activities are generally permitted right away.

Take The Next Step

Are you ready to explore the possibility of fighting the signs of aging? Are you ready to improve your confidence and self-esteem by looking and feeling your very best? It’s time to schedule a consultation with the medical professionals at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery or Arizona. You can schedule a consultation by calling our Tucson office at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. You may also schedule an appointment by completing the form on this page. Our offices are conveniently located at 698 East Wetmore, Suite #310 in Tucson, Arizona and 150 South Coronado Drive Suite #110 in Sierra Vista, Arizona.