Mini Neck Lift

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The annual trend report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that in 2020 approximately 160,000 people in the United States were able to have neck lifts performed. Even though it was the height of the pandemic, many people still managed to have this procedure performed. Its increasing popularity is said to come from the pandemic, as many people had to use Zoom calls to communicate with their coworkers or clients. Having to stare at yourself during a Zoom call for hours every day will make you notice things about your facial features that you haven’t before. Therefore many are seeking mini neck lifts to subtly improve their appearance and look more youthful. 

Aventura and Dr. Richard Galitz have over 30 years of experience in plastic surgery, and that includes mini and full neck lifts. To learn more about how we can make you feel better in your own skin, contact us today for a consultation!

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What Is A Mini Neck Lift?

A mini neck lift is a surgical procedure that is designed to tighten and remove excess skin in the neck and chin areas. Soft tissues in the neck are repositioned and the jawline is redefined to create a smoother facial contour, thus creating a more youthful appearance. The surgery is minimally invasive, and recovery times are quicker than most other plastic surgery procedures. 

Why Should I Get A Mini Necklift?

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There are a myriad of reasons why an individual would want to get a mini neck lift, but they all usually have something to do with the client not feeling comfortable in their own skin. When skin is still moderately elastic and is only slightly saggy and hanging, a mini neck lift may be a good option for younger individuals. We understand how important it is to feel comfortable in your own skin, and that having negative connotations about your own appearance can affect many other things in your life.  Many people choose to get a mini neck lift because the procedure will:

  • Tighten neck muscles
  • Reduce fat under the chin
  • Remove jowls and excess fat in the lower half of the face
  • Improve contours in the face by treating the muscle banding in the neck
  • Have a shorter treatment and recovery time
  • Remove double chins or turkey wattles

Difference Between A Full Neck Lift & Mini Neck Lift

Essentially, a mini neck lift is a shortened and condensed version of a full neck lift. A mini neck lift is designed to be minimally invasive and less extensive than a full neck lift. The number of incisions made during a neck lift is minimal and non-invasive, unlike a full neck lift. The risks associated with a mini neck lift are also fewer than a full neck lift. The best thing about choosing a mini neck lift is the recovery time is significantly shorter. 

What Are the Risks Associated With Mini Neck Lifts?

While the risks associated with a mini neck lift are fewer than a full neck lift, there are still risks. A mini neck lift is considered a safe procedure, but patients should be prepared and aware of complications that can occur. Some complications that can be experienced after a mini neck lift can include, but are not limited to:

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Hematomas
  • Post-operative infections
  • Swelling 
  • Potential scarring

If a patient experiences any of these they should consult their doctor. Bleeding, blood clots and infections can be life threatening if left untreated. While the chances of these happening are relatively low compared to other plastic surgery procedures

What To Expect After A Mini Neck Lift

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After a mini neck lift is performed, there will be a recovery period, but it won’t be as long as a full neck lift. Patients should expect to rest for at least 7-10 days after their mini neck lift procedure. This will allow swelling and bruising to resolve as quickly as possible. Some patients may be required to wear a neck or chin “bra” which is designed to support the surgical efforts and apply mild pressure to the area that was operated on. This will need to be worn for the first 7-10 days as well if recommended by the doctor. 

We recommend planning in advance to prepare for a mini neck lift. It is recommended to have some sort of support system to help with daily living activities for the first week after the surgery. Anesthesia does not fully leave the body until 24 hours after surgery, therefore the patient may feel drowsy or loopy, which means they will be unable to drive. There will also be prescribed pain medication for the patient to take, which will also alter their state of mind enough to prohibit them from operating a vehicle or doing other things they may normally do. Having someone there to support and help out will ensure the patient does not over-exert themselves or possibly cause damage to the surgical areas. Many of our patients choose to seek help for their children as well during their recovery period. 

Prepping soft foods like pasta, baked potatoes, soups, etc before the procedure will also help with the first few days of recovery as it may be difficult to chew or swallow while healing. During the first week, there will be some swelling and bruising, and after the first week, any sutures will be removed. This is when the patient will be able to start wearing makeup again. After two weeks, the incisions will still be a little red but fading. 10-14 days after surgery the patient will be able to go back to work or school, and most of the bruising and swelling should be gone as well. 

Contact Aventura For A Mini Neck Lift

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Dr. Richard Galitz is a double board certified plastic surgeon who has been performing procedures for over 30 years. Not only is he double board certified, but he is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the prestigious American College of Surgeons. He is also an assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine. His vast array of knowledge and expertise make him one of the best surgeons in the business. He knows exactly how to achieve desired results, and always listens to exactly what the patient wants. At Aventura Plastic Surgery, we know just how important it is to be comfortable in your own skin. Therefore we listen to our clients, make adjustments to our procedure plans, and always do what is comfortable for you.

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    Miami Mini Neck Lift Review

    Thank you Dr. Galitz and your excellent staff for an amazing job done on my face!!
    I consulted with Dr. Galitz for a facelift. I liked the fact that his main practice is the face and he does it under local anesthesia. 
    In addition to being so kind and compassionate human being, Dr. Galitz, very professionally and in a very knowledgeable manner, explained to me the procedure and what he would do on my face. He did exactly what he promised. The result is amazing!! I am so thrilled. It looks beautiful and completely natural.
    The office staff is wonderful, very accommodating, patient and professional, making this whole experience very smooth and pleasant.
    I definitely highly recommend Dr. Galitz for any procedure you may need that he does.

    Ronit C.

    Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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