What Is A Neck Lift / A Mini-Facelift?

The full facelift/neck lift, or medically cervicofacialplasty, works to shape and position the cheek, eliminate jowls, sharpen the jawline, and clear hanging skin and vertical muscle banding in the neck.  More limited procedures focus on one or more of these areas while performing the same techniques in those areas as the full lift.  

This means the outcomes of the procedure in terms of degree of correction and durability of correction generally matches that of a full facelift/neck lift only in a more limited area. Incisions may be shorter and recovery time modestly reduced compared to a full facelift/neck lift in NYC by Dr. Bass.

The Importance of a Consultation With Dr. Bass

Dr. Bass will listen attentively to your areas of concern.  After a careful physical exam and review of any aesthetic treatments and surgeries you may have previously utilized, he will explain what procedure is most worthwhile and why, given your current state of aging and your concerns and preferences.  

Who Is A Candidate For Neck Lift And Mini-Facelift?

The full facelift/neck lift has more focused incisions and dissection than historic facelifts while producing more complete correction.  This is the right choice for most patients who have significant aging changes and are decades past their youthful facial appearance.  Still, many patients, earlier in the aging process, show noticeable aging changes in a portion of the face or neck that are not responding to non-surgical treatments.

Therefore, may turn to a mini-facelift in NYC to help address these concerns. Other patients have previously undergone a facelift/neck lift but now years have passed and noticeable aging changes are re-emerging but only in a portion of the face or neck. In these circumstances, the best option may be a more limited procedure focusing on just a neck lift / mini-facelift in NYC to address the feature that shows most prominently.  

What are the benefits of a mini facelift? 

A mini facelift offers several benefits, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking facial rejuvenation with less downtime and a more subtle outcome compared to a traditional facelift. Here are some key benefits:

  1. Shorter Recovery Time: The recovery period for a mini facelift is generally shorter compared to a traditional facelift. Patients can often resume normal activities within a week or two, making it a more convenient option for those with busy schedules.
  2. Natural-Looking Results: Mini facelifts are designed to provide subtle and natural-looking results. The procedure focuses on addressing mild to moderate sagging in the lower face and neck, enhancing a patient's features without creating an overly tight or pulled appearance.
  3. Minimal Scarring: The incisions made during a mini facelift are smaller and strategically placed, resulting in minimal scarring. Over time, these scars tend to fade and become less noticeable.
  4. Improvement in Jawline and Neck Contour: A mini facelift can effectively address sagging skin and excess fat in the jowls and neck area, providing a more defined and youthful jawline.
  5. Boost in Confidence: By rejuvenating the lower face and neck, a mini facelift can contribute to increased self-esteem and confidence for individuals who are bothered by signs of aging in these areas.

What are the benefits of a neck lift? 

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to address signs of aging and improve the appearance of the neck. Here are some of the benefits of a neck lift:

  1. Removal of Excess Skin and Fat: A neck lift can remove excess skin and fat deposits in the neck area, particularly under the chin. This helps reduce the appearance of sagging and creates a more defined and youthful neck contour.
  2. Tightening of Neck Muscles: The procedure involves tightening the underlying muscles of the neck, which can improve the overall tone and firmness of the neck area. This addresses issues such as muscle laxity and the formation of neck bands or cords.
  3. Correction of Jowls: In addition to addressing the neck, a neck lift can also have a positive impact on the jowls, contributing to a more sculpted and rejuvenated jawline.
  4. Reduction of Wrinkles and Fine Lines: By tightening the skin and underlying tissues, a neck lift can diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the neck area. This contributes to a smoother and more youthful appearance.
  5. Boost in Confidence: Many individuals undergo a neck lift to address concerns about the visible signs of aging in the neck area. Achieving a more youthful and refreshed appearance through a neck lift can boost self-esteem and confidence.

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Maximizing Results With Minimal Procedures: Discover Dr. Bass’ Penchant For Minimalism

Dr. Bass is a minimalist by temperament, always aiming to give you the smallest procedure that will meet your needs with the least recovery time.  The result needs to be obvious and aesthetically meaningful while preserving a natural look and keeping your options open for the future when bigger procedures may be needed.  

Dr. Bass is well-versed in many techniques to keep bruising and swelling to a minimum, which, along with a more focused surgical procedure like a neck lift or mini-facelift in NYC,  is vital since these are the top two issues that prevent patients from returning to normal routines. A few of Dr. Bass’ methods include the use of tranexamic acid, ultrasound treatments, and tumescent fluid techniques. For each procedure, Dr. Bass determines the best course of action for optimal results and a smooth recovery.

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The Power Of One™

Even with a full facelift/neck lift, there are aging features that the surgery does not address. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Bass understands that a neck lift or mini-facelift in NYC on its own will not yield a completely rejuvenated appearance. Other features that you express concern with are often helped with non-surgical options which can be included in your care on your schedule and at your convenience. Sometimes this is built into the plan for the surgery day and other times, these features are addressed separately at a preferred time of your choosing.  

The option is yours and Dr. Bass and his team will work with you to provide facial aesthetic treatments like Botox, laser, and medical-grade skincare routines to help you preserve a beautiful, vibrant look. Dr. Bass builds customized roadmaps that help patients maintain a youthful look over time. His approach is called ‘The Power of One’, to illustrate that patients can be confident in his expertise for all their facial aesthetic needs. Too often, patients seek aesthetic care from a variety of providers leading to a fragmented rather than an optimized appearance.

Recovery After a Neck lift/ Mini facelift

The recovery period following a neck lift or mini facelift is typically smooth, with patients experiencing some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the treated areas. During the initial days after the procedure, it's essential to rest with the head elevated to minimize swelling and discomfort. Cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling, and prescribed pain medications can help manage any discomfort. Most individuals can resume light activities within a week or two, although strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks to allow for proper healing. While full recovery may take several weeks to months, patients begin to see the beautiful results of their neck lift or mini facelift emerge, revealing a rejuvenated and youthful appearance that boosts confidence and self-esteem. 

Experience & Credentials You Can Trust

Dr. Bass is a premier surgeon in the field of facial rejuvenation. When treating a patient, Dr. Bass combines careful thought, decades of experience, and encyclopedic knowledge of the most current and effective facial rejuvenation techniques.

Dr. Bass is the name shared among Manhattan’s most discerning and discretion-minded patients who want an expert and a partner to guide them through comprehensive and long-lasting facial rejuvenation. These patients demand high-caliber care, natural-looking results, and discretion. Call Bass Plastic Surgery to schedule your neck lift or mini-facelift consultation in NYC with Dr. Bass today.

Mini Facelift & Neck Lift FAQs:

Are there visible scars after the procedure?

How long do the results last?

When can I resume normal activities, including exercise?

Will the procedure make me look unnatural or drastically different?

How much does a mini facelift and neck lift cost?

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Are there visible scars after the procedure?

Incisions for a mini facelift and neck lift are typically discreet and well-concealed. The surgeon will make efforts to minimize scarring, and over time, scars tend to fade.

How long do the results last?

While results are long-lasting, they do not stop the aging process. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and skincare can influence the longevity of the results. On average, results can last around 5-10 years.

When can I resume normal activities, including exercise?

Patients are typically advised to avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks. Your surgeon will provide specific guidelines based on your individual case.

Will the procedure make me look unnatural or drastically different?

A skilled surgeon aims for natural-looking results, enhancing your features without creating an artificial appearance. Communication with your surgeon about your desired outcomes is crucial to achieving satisfying results.

How much does a mini facelift and neck lift cost?

Costs vary based on factors such as the surgeon's experience, geographic location, and the extent of the procedure. It's important to discuss pricing during your consultation, including any additional fees for follow-up appointments or post-operative care.

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