What is Mini Neck Lift surgery?
Traditional neck lift surgery restores a youthful appearance to the neck by redraping and resuspending the skin and deeper layers of the skin. A mini neck lift procedure can be described as a modified version of traditional neck lift surgery that involves smaller incisions and less tissue resuspension. This surgery is ideal for surgical candidates with milder laxity of neck skin and muscle issues or those with good skin tone but require deeper sculpting and resuspension of the neck that goes beyond chin liposuction. Mini neck lift surgery is therefore a less invasive procedure with shorter duration and downtime compared to traditional neck lift surgery.
The mini neck lift procedure requires the expertise of a plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the head and neck region.
What is Dr. Ho’s Approach to Mini Neck Lift?
Dr. Tina Ho devotes extensive time and effort with every patient during consultation to determine the best surgical procedure that will achieve their treatment goals. She sees many patients who seek out chin liposuction or non-surgical jawline contouring who instead based on their face and neck anatomy benefit from neck lift surgery instead. Her surgical approach to neck lift focuses on creating beautiful, natural results through limited, well-hidden incisions. In patients with minimal to mild skin laxity with good skin tone, Dr. Ho will perform her mini neck lift procedure through a single incision under the chin. In patients with more apparent skin laxity issues where some redraping is required, Dr. Ho utilizes both incisions under the chin and behind the ears to achieve the desired surgical result.
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What should patients expect after Mini Neck Lift?
What type of patient is the ideal candidate for Mini Neck Lift?
The Dedo classification of the aging neck helps guide the plastic surgeon in determining ideal candidates for neck lift as well as the specific anatomic components of the lower face and neck of the individual patient that need to be addressed with surgery. Class VI patients have an abnormal hyoid position and will likely have suboptimal results with neck lift surgery. Dr. Ho applies the Dedo classification principles as well as her aesthetic experience and intuition to produce beautiful, natural results for her surgical patients.
The Dedo classification helps guide the plastic surgeon in determining ideal candidates for lower face and neck surgery including submental liposuction, facelift, and neck lift and what anatomic issues need to be addressed with surgery. Class I patients possess good skin and muscle tone with little fat and an ideal cervicomental angle. Class II, III, IV, and V patients demonstrate skin laxity, focal fat accumulation, platysmal banding, and weak chin, retrospectively. Class VI patients have an abnormal hyoid position and will likely have suboptimal results with surgery.
What are other procedures that are routinely performed with Mini Neck Lift?
How Much Does a Mini Neck Lift Cost?
After years of being self conscious about extra bulk under my chin despite an average overall weight, I finally scheduled some virtual consultations with a few doctors late last summer. While other doctors spent just a few minutes with me and said chin lipo, Dr. Ho was the only one to suggest I might want to consider a neck lift in addition to the chin lipo for a better result, noting that it could be muscle instead of fat, and recommended an in person consult as a follow up. I felt like she took the time to truly assess my options and give me a personal recommendation of what would deliver the best result, unlike the other doctors I spoke with. After an in person consultation, we scheduled the chin lipo with an optional neck lift if it was deemed necessary once the procedure was underway. And thank goodness that was the plan because, as it turned out, it was mostly muscle! Her foresight meant that I got a spectacular result because we had planned for the neck lift. Had I gone other routes of just the chin lipo or kybella that other providers pushed, I would not have seen much change at all. Thanks to Dr. Ho, I now have a stunning profile that has healed beautifully with minimal scarring. She’s been supportive all throughout, helping me practically immediately with my many questions that have popped up. I can’t thank her enough and would hands down go back to her for any future needs.
Dr. Ho did a very nice job on my face. I am over the moon happy with my results! She has a very direct, honest approach without pushing any agenda. She is super knowledgeable and understands the nuances of facial anatomy. She will let you know how to achieve your goals the most efficient and effective way possible while remaining cognizant of one’s budget. She was super patient with me and guided me along the processes of my procedures. I will definitely be returning to Dr. Ho for future procedures.
– Khailiah Canada
Dr. Ho is professional and nice. I’m really happy with my neck lift!
– Minnie Hu