Mini Neck Lift
The Full Scoop on Mini Neck Lift Surgery
A mini neck lift, much like a mini tummy tuck, is a variation on the traditional neck lift. If you’re not happy with the appearance of your neck whether it’s too saggy, banded or slightly resembles a turkey neck you may have already considered a mini neck lift. As with all surgical procedures, risks and alternatives need to be considered.
In plastic surgery ‘mini’ or ‘micro’ simply means that an imperfection is treated with a smaller or more targeted incision. The benefits of a mini neck lift can include reduced surgical time, less recovery and less pain.
A mini neck lift begins with a small incision under the chin where skin is separated from the fat and muscle below. The fat is trimmed rather than suctioned so as to remove almost all of the fat and improve contour. Some techniques call for the removal of skin. However, the exact placement of incisions and technique depends on your facial structure and the doctor’s technique.
Following surgery, a small, thin tube is temporarily placed under the skin behind your ear to drain any blood collected. The head is loosely bandaged to minimize bruising and swelling. Drainage tubes and bandages are removed one or two days after surgery and stitches are removed after about five days.
After removing bandages your face will probably look pale, bruised and puffy which usually disappears after a few weeks. Features are often distorted from the swelling and facial movements may be slightly stiff. Bruising will usually persist for two or three weeks. It’s common for patients to feel disappointed and depressed after surgery. Patients are usually back to work ten days to two weeks after surgery.
A more natural alternative to a mini neck lift is the Natural Sculpting System. This system contains a number of carefully selected and proven homeopathic, herbal and pharmaceutical ingredients. The result of a two-year study on herbal remedies, the Natural Sculpting System is the most natural and comfortable approach to an unsightly neck.
The Natural Sculpting System consists of a lotion and gel combination that can be applied to any area of the body that you would like to firm, smooth and tighten including the face, chin, upper arms, abdomen and thighs. The Natural Sculpting System has been tested at health spas throughout the world with outstanding results!