By their mid-thirties to mid-forties, many women feel the desire to address the signs of aging beginning to show in the face.
Women today are photographed extensively; they appear in videos, on social media, and in other venues. A woman might give speeches at conferences or may be a mentor to those coming up the career ladder behind her. Then there are newswomen and actresses who may appear in everything from local TV to international movies. It makes for more exposure than ever before.
Though they could postpone a cosmetic procedure another ten years or so, why wait?
Beginning manifestations of facial aging include excess skin, excess fat, and lax muscle in the neck, although it does not really involve jowls yet. Typically, women in this age group are at an in-between stage: the issues are not yet major, but they are visible, making such a woman a good candidate for Dr. Joshua Halpern’s mini-scar neck lift.
Utilizing his Finesse Technique®, Dr. Halpern, a top surgeon in Tampa, suctions fat from the neck and tightens the muscles through small incisions to recapture facial youthfulness and provide a natural-looking result. It is not as invasive as a full facelift; yet, by having the mini-scar neck lift (an “in-between” surgery), one receives the benefit of appearing younger for longer than they would without it, thus staving off the effects of aging.
What Are the Advantages of a Mini-Scar Neck Lift With Dr. Halpern?
The main benefit of having a mini-scar neck lift is that your neck will appear slimmer, tighter, and younger-looking after surgery. The procedure only uses a small incision underneath the chin, and a tiny one behind the earlobe, which should not be easily visible once the healing process is complete.
A mini-scar neck lift is perfect for patients who wish to have excess fat removed, and lax muscles tightened in their neck. As Dr. Halpern utilizes his Finesse Technique® to remove fat and tighten the muscles, you can experience natural, beautiful contours with less bleeding, bruising, and downtime than after traditional neck lift techniques.
While this procedure can be performed on any candidate with mild to moderate neck laxity, the mini-scar neck lift is most often chosen by those looking to postpone the signs of aging and avoid more invasive surgical procedures down the line.
What Happens During a Mini-Scar Neck Lift Consultation?
During your mini-scar neck lift consultation with Dr. Halpern, you will be given all the information you need to decide between your facial rejuvenation options. You will be educated on the mini-scar neck lift procedure as well as other cosmetic facial surgeries. These options may include a mini-scar facelift.
Dr. Halpern will also ensure you know what is involved in the surgical process. You will have the chance to ask any questions you may have and won’t be pressured into making a decision right away.
How Is a Mini-Scar Neck Lift Performed?
A mini scar neck lift is carried out under general anesthesia or IV sedation.
The mini-scar neck lift is performed using liposuction to remove excess fat from the neck and chin area. The incision used for liposuction is extended so Dr. Halpern can then access the underlying muscle and fat layer.
This technique allows Dr. Halpern to achieve a deeper angle underneath the chin. Using a combination of fat removal and muscle tightening, he will improve the contour of the neck, leaving you with a well-defined chin and neck.
After completing the procedure, the incision will be closed, and a dressing applied.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Joshua Halpern for My Mini-Scar Neck Lift?
Dr. Joshua Halpern has years of experience and is very knowledgeable and skilled in creating youthful-looking necks. He has developed the Finesse Technique®, which allows him greater control when suctioning fat from the neck and tightening the muscles. These techniques are also less invasive than traditional techniques, allowing patients to return to their daily activities sooner with less discomfort. He has also lectured nationally and internationally on this subject.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Mini-Scar Neck Lift
What is the mini-scar neck lift recovery process like?
It’s best to relax for between five and 10 days after surgery, during which you should avoid strenuous activities.
You are also recommended to sleep in a reclining chair so that your head remains elevated throughout the night. This will help to reduce swelling and will speed up the healing process.
For most patients, pain is mild and can be controlled by over-the-counter medication. Prescription medication may be given if necessary.
You may notice redness, swelling and bruising, which may last up to two weeks.
Will I need follow-up appointments after my neck lift?
You will need to return to Dr. Halpern’s office a couple of times during the first week to check that everything is okay and your recovery is progressing correctly.
What are the benefits of choosing plastic surgery sooner rather than later?
Many women and men only consider plastic surgery after their facial contours experience significant laxity. While facial plastic surgery procedures have the remarkable ability to restore youthful contours for those with severe signs of aging, many benefit even more from earlier, less invasive options. This allows them to maintain their youthful contours and slow the aging process, leaving them looking younger, longer.
Interested in Learning More About Neck Lift Surgery?
Since some people age faster or slower, it is important that all patients looking to address their aging face see Dr. Halpern to determine if this is the appropriate procedure for them. This surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures.
Please call (813) 872-2696 to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation and find out how Dr. Joshua Halpern may be of assistance to you in your pursuit of a more youthful appearance.