Is there such thing as a quick neck lift?
You know how there's a quicklift for the face, is there something like that but for a neck lift instead? I've been getting fillers for a few years now, but I'm looking for something more permanent but I still not sure I want to get a full neck lift procedure. Is there an equivalent quick neck lift? Cause I think that'd be perfect for me.
There is actually a procedure called a Mini-Neck Lift. One of my long-time friends had this procedure done and she absolutely loved it. She was surprised at how quick the surgery was and how her small incisions were barely visible. The surgery only lasted about an hour under local anesthesia and she went back to doing her regular activities after she arrived home. No gross neck skin and no downtime! The little bit of swelling she experienced after the procedure was gone after a week and she only had slight bruising and discomfort. It effectively removed all of her loose skin and wrinkles. I highly recommend taking this route and avoiding a full neck lift procedure if you want something less invasive. When you speak with a plastic surgeon, make sure that you mention your preference for a surgical procedure with minimal downtime. I'd be surprised if your doctor didn't suggest a Mini-Neck Lift as long as you are a good candidate for this type of procedure.
You really don’t want to rush anything when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Fillers are the quickest way to make your saggy neck look younger, so I would stick with that if fast is what you are looking for. Neck lift surgery is usually an outpatient procedure anyway, so you wouldn’t be laid up for too long. Most people recover from a neck lift in one to two weeks max. There really isn’t any other option that is quicker besides what you are doing now. If you want something permanent you will need to commit to some recovery time, but from what I have heard, it isn’t bad at all.
I asked my doctor the same thing because I didn’t want to go through the full neck lift procedure, specifically the two week recovery period. He said that because I only have a double chin with some excess skin, he could do what he called a weekend neck lift which was essentially laser liposuction around my jawline and chin augmentation. He didn’t remove any excess skin which is normally done with neck lifts, though.
The whole procedure took a little more than an hour and I didn’t have excessive swelling or any noticeable pain. I also don’t see a scar along my jawline. I like the result and think it was a better option for me, but my doctor did say that the best, most long lasting procedure is a regular neck lift because it removes excess skin and pulls the remaining skin tightly to create better skin texture and appearance. I might get that done in a few years based on how my skin ages.
Great question. We age in 3 ways. Skin quality, tissue volume loss and tissue sagging/loosening. A neck lift can fix the second two. Skin quality can be treated at the same time. I like combining minimally invasive surgical procedures with RF treatments at the same time to get improvement in all three areas. This really helps give you a "one and done" treatment effect that you describe.
Sorry for the double answer.
I perform a wide variety of necklifts, from extended (dramatic and natural results), to minimally invasive using only a single small 2cm incision beneath the chin.
I like to include liposuction and radiofrequency tightening (FaceTite, AccuTite, Morpheus8) for some patients to get the shortest downtime possible with the best possible result.
There are many other treatment options for neck rejuvenation as well, and it sounds like you may be a great candidate for one of the shorter recovery mini-treatments. While many patients elect for an in-person evaluation, we perform video consultations as well. Warm regards!