A traditional neck lift involves placing an incision under the chin in order to address the sagging neck musculature. Traditionally, the two free edges of the platysma muscle are sutured together in order to tighten and smooth out the neck contour. This can often result in an unnatural appearance as a vertical band can result in the neck, especially in patients with thin skin.
In order to achieve a more natural result, Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Pirani prefers to address the real problem – descent (sagging) of the platysma muscles. This is more naturally addressed by lifting these muscles up, instead of creating an artificial vertical corset in the neck. Dr. Pirani does this by using a a mini-facelift incision to lift the neck musculature and improve neck contour. Neck lifts are usually performed in conjunction with facelift procedures, so Dr. Pirani’s novel approach avoids the addition of a traditional neck lift scar behind the chin.
Dr. Pirani is able to improve the signs of aging in both the face and neck with a single short incision. This is associated with less bruising, discomfort, and faster recovery times than a traditional neck lift.
Most candidates for a traditional neck lift are also candidates for a mini neck lift.
In general, patients can expect the same kind of improvements in the neck as with a traditional neck lift. Specifically, patients can expect:
Dr. Pirani performs an innovative mini neck lift which allows him to improve both facial and neck contours through a singe short scar; thus, reducing the need for an extra scar in the neck.
The scar one should expect from Dr. Pirani’s innovative technique is a short scar which begins just in front of the ear in the hairline area and extends behind the front of the ear and then around the earlobe to end just behind ear.
Dr. Pirani will usually combine facial fat grafting and liposuction techniques with a mini neck lift in order to achieve the best possible results. Dr. Pirani’s approach is innovative and effective. It provides excellent results with minimal scarring.
After your mini neck lift, Dr. Pirani will usually have you stay overnight in our accredited surgical facility. You will be attended to by 2 nurses during your stay. These nurses will make sure that you’re safe and comfortable. Dr. Pirani will see you the next morning to change your dressings and make sure that you’re doing well. Initially, there may be some bruising and swelling present, but this usually resolves over a few days to weeks. Most people will return to work within 7-10 days after a mini neck lift.
There is a large amount of information to review during a mini neck lift consultation. Dr. Pirani will usually spend approximately an hour with you during this consultation to go over all of the surgical details and options prior to creating a custom surgical plan for you that addresses all of your concerns and goals. He will go over risks and complications and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery.
To schedule a consultation with Toronto mini neck lift surgeon, Dr. Pirani, call 416-360-8772.Back
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