Introduction to Mini Neck Lift
A mini neck lift is a minor surgery, ideal for those looking for a more youthful appearance without undergoing a full lift. The procedure is designed to tighten skin in the lower neck area and leaves small and not easily noticeable scarring.
Who is suitable?
Our mini neck lift patients usually come to us as they are unhappy with the loose, thin and wrinkled skin around their neck. This can often cause patients to appear older beyond their years and often; a mini neck lift is the ideal solution to regain a more toned and firm skin texture and appearance.
The procedure and risks
The surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic (while you are awake) and usually takes around 1-1.5 hours. The procedure involves making an incision along your hairline just behind and below the ear. Once this done, the surgeon will tighten deep tissue, remove excess skin and close the wounds. The skin can take around 7-10 days to heal but usually patients can return to work immediately. The scars can usually be hidden with hair and aren’t very prominent.
You can expect the results to last to up to 3 years but this depends on your skin and whether, after surgery, your skin is damaged by smoking or sun exposure. However, if needed this procedure can be easily repeated to achieve long lasting results.
As with any surgery, there are risks. These include bruising, swelling, bleeding, haematoma, infection, prolonged pain, lumpy or red scars, hair loss around the scars, skin loss and loss of sensation to part of the ear.
As your wellbeing is our number one priority we offer a comprehensive and personalised aftercare package, all included in your treatment.
After you are discharged, we will provide you with post-operative care instructions and you will have 24-hour access to trained staff that will be on hand to advise you should you have any questions or concerns.
After the surgery, we will arrange appointments for follow-up examinations with your surgeon to monitor your progress and check that you are recovering well (it usually takes 7-10 days to recover and heal from this procedure).
Two weeks after surgery, one of our trained staff will see you and check your wounds. Your surgeon will see you after 6 weeks for a follow-up and if necessary, for subsequent appointments until you are fully recovered. These follow-ups are standard and will be provided at no extra cost.
In the unlikely event of a problem, we’ll immediately make arrangements for you to be seen by trained staff and (if needed), by the surgeon who performed the procedure. As the Sthetix surgeons live and work locally, you can always see your surgeon at relatively short notice. After performing the surgery our surgeons don’t leave the country or the local area. Very rarely, a surgeon may leave the local area for other commitments but if this happens, we will ensure that there is another trained plastic surgeon from our team available to provide you with comprehensive care.
In the unlikely event of a complication directly related to your surgery, we would provide or arrange further surgery and/or treatment at no extra cost for up to 1 year.
Will I have scars?
Yes, you will have small scars along the hairline behind and below the ear but they can be hidden with certain hairstyles.
When can I go back to work?
You can return to work almost immediately after having a mini necklift.
When will I see results?
You will see results immediately but swelling and bruising may take a few weeks to die down. Your results will last for around 3 years depending on lifestyle factors (smoking and sun exposure can reduce this figure).