Lake Norman Oral & Facial Surgery • Dr. Raymond J. Haigney II • 9727 Northcross Center Ct. Huntersville, NC 28078 (704) 987-3132

9727 Northcross Center Ct. Huntersville, NC 28078 (704) 987-3132

What is a Mini Neck Lift?

A neck lift in huntersville north carolina is the perfect solution for those looking to improve a saggy neck or who want to get rid of excess skin on the neck.

A neck lift focuses on the following:

  1. Tightening and removing sagging skin around the neck
  2. Tightening loose neck muscles or neck bands
  3. Removing unwanted fat in the neck and below the chin

The goal of the procedure is to recreate a well-defined jaw line and reposition the soft tissues of the neck to restore a more youthful and smoother contour. In simple terms, a neck lift works to restore a youthful appearance.

Neck lifts can be an extremely rewarding procedure for those who are a good candidate. People who are healthy, in reasonable physical shape, and are at a stable weight are good candidates for a neck lift or mini neck lift. Patients who smoke, have numerous health issues and those who are not mentally prepared for surgery are not good candidates for a neck lift.

A traditional neck lift typically uses the following three components to treat an aging neck:

  1. Liposuction of the neck in order to eliminate excess fat from the chin and neck
  2. Removal of excess or sagging skin of the neck
  3. The tightening of the muscles in the neck. This is done by either pulling the muscles back or by suturing them together.

The outcome of a neck lift focuses on reversing the effects of aging in your neck. This includes the loss of elasticity in your skin and the pull of gravity. The goal of the procedure is to recreate a well-defined jaw line and re-position the soft tissues of the neck. With these modifications, a more youthful and smoother contour is achieved. A neck lift typically costs more than a mini neck lift, but is usually well worth the additional cost for those who are not candidates for a mini neck lift.

A mini neck lift is similar to a traditional neck lift, but a slightly scaled-down version. It is called a “mini lift” because the incisions are smaller, there is less work overall and the recovery time is expedited. The cost of a mini neck lift is usually what attracts many patients to better understand how this solution can meet their needs.

Patients who are in their mid-forties and early fifties with a sagging and aging neck are good candidates for a mini neck lift. A short incision is made close to the ears. Contrary to the procedure for a traditional facelift or neck lift, the muscles are not typically adjusted. With a mini neck lift, the skin is gently pulled up and tightened. As a result, it is usually successful in reducing loose and saggy skin. The procedure is also less invasive with a mini neck lift. Mini neck lift surgery is easily performed under a local anesthesia.

A mini neck lift is one of the few methods which can successfully improve the face’s appearance by about 5-10 in about an hour.

A neck lift can last a lifetime, however, you will continue to age after the procedure. It is important to remember that you will appear younger than if you had not undergone the procedure. In addition, the procedure should not make your neck appear tight, overdone or abnormal in any way. The goal of the surgery is to give you neck a lift which results in a smoother and more youthful appearance which will last as you age.

More information on Neck Lifts : Recovery after a Neck Lift

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Patient Testimonial

"Words cannot express enough, how wonderful, caring and professional Dr. Haigney and his staff are! After being rushed to the Huntersville hospital with an orbital fracture, broken nose and other facial damage, Dr. Haigney rushed me into surgery (on his day off I must add) and corrected all my problems. I only wish all doctors cared as much about their patients and their recovery as Dr. Haigney and his staff did. Thank you so much for everything! Your attention and compassion has helped me make my recovery as comfortable as possible. 5 star service!"