Neck Lift/Mini-Face Lift
Skin type and patient age influence the final results. Skin will continue to age after the procedure. Dr. Lee strives to make the scars as inconspicuous as possible. His technique to minimize visible scarring is to hide the incisions inside the ear so there is no scarring in front of the ear like you may see with other surgeons. The little visible scarring there fades with time. Patients should also understand and be prepared for the healing process, which will continue for several weeks beyond surgery. During that time, pain medication is usually required, and physical and social activity will be limited.
In some cases, an additional treatment may be advisable to augment or complement the effects of the face lift. Dr Lee does complementary fat injections as part of the facelift procedure. The fat injections can treat nasolabial folds ( area that extends from the nose to the corner of the mouth), the marionette lines (the area that extends from the corner of the mouth to the jawline) and the lips to give more fullness.Other cosmetic procedures commonly combined with face lift surgery include, chemical or laser resurfacing of the skin, a brow lift and eyelid surgery.
What are realistic expectations for a Mini Neck & Face Lift?
Skin type and patient age influence the final results. Skin will continue to age after the procedure. Dr. Lee strives to make the scars as inconspicuous as possible. During the healing time, pain medication is usually required, and physical and social activity may be limited.
What are the benefits of a Mini Neck & Face Lift?
The results of a mini face lift / neck lift are a defined jawline and smooth neck. The effects of a mini face lift / neck lift are dramatic and can erase many years off your appearance. However, the aging process will continue after the surgery, meaning that even long-lasting results are not permanent. But we have often found that patients come back for a visit after 10 years and look better than ever!