74-year-old female before and 6 months after a mini neck lift. Patient was happy with the mild improvement of her neck. She had a very small scar in her submental crease. This was a 14 minute procedure done in the office under local anesthesia. The mini neck lift scar measured only 3 cm.
74-year-old female before and 6 months after a mini neck lift. It is very important not just to look at static pictures. Patients look very different when they are looking down, animating or moving around. In this picture, you will notice the patient is looking downwards and trying to touch her chin to her chest. This actually reveals a much more dramatic result from her mini neck lift then you would expect to see, especially because you're not really cutting out much skin with such a small scar.
62 year old male before and 6 months after a full scar neck lift. Patient felt a lot more confident without the excess skin and fat in his neck. A lot of people are bothered by turkey neck and a full neck lift is the most dramatic improvement we can offer them.
62 year old male before and 6 months after a full scar neck lift. Notice the dramatic improvement with the patient looking downward. These lateral views are where you can most appreciate the amount of skin and fat removed.
87 year old female patient before,6 weeks and 3 months after direct neck lift. Notice the patient had no other surgery. Notice the remarkable difference in the neck contour. There is still some puckering which usually disappears within 1-3 months after the procedure. Patients who are willing to tolerate these scars and do not want an extensive procedure are excellent candidates for this operation. Remember, this was a quick procedure done with minimal sedation and local anesthesia that took about 30 minutes!
87 year old female patient before,6 weeks and 6 months after direct neck lift. The patient had no other surgery. Notice the improvement of her "turkey gobbler" neck.
87 year old female patient before,6 weeks and 6 months after direct neck lift. The patient had no other surgery. Notice the sustained improvement even with neck flexion
87 year old female patient before, 6 weeks and 6 months after direct neck lift. The patient had no other surgery. Notice the dramatic improvement even with neck flexion.
67 year old Hispanic female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift, neck lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the dramatic improvement in neck skin laxity. There were no other procedures performed.
57 year old female patient before and 6 months after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the natural appearance achieved with minimal scarring and down-time.
A 65 year old male patient before and 6 months after a direct necklift done in the office under local anesthesia which took only 20 minutes. Even though he was a candidate to get other procedures such as a facelift, cosmetic eyelid surgery, as well as injectables, the only thing that bothered him with his neck and he was willing to tolerate a small T scar. This is a very gratifying operation especially for men who can hide the scar in their beard. His retruded chin was also elevated (pushed upwards) with the procedure to look more normal and even his jowls were improved.
Same patient - notice the scars blending in without the use of any makeup or concealer. The hardest part to this operation is the initial postoperative period and looking at the red thick scar but as with all scars, it usually softens within 6-12 months to become a soft white line in most patients.
Same patient - notice the natural and dramatic difference.
Anytime a human being gets cut (with surgery or trauma), scars heal the following way: Initially they are red, raised and hard. Within 6-12 months, they are flat, white and soft. Younger people (<18 years old) have scars that might stay active or red for up to 2 years. Older people (>65 years old) have scars that might stay active or red for less than 3 months
74-year-old female 6 months after a mini neck lift. Notice how small the scar is in length and it is in the submental crease. You can see from all angles that it is not obvious. Patient was very happy with her mini or short scar neck lift results and her scar placement. The patient started using Dr. Speron’s Natural Skin Care Natural Scar Support at her 2 week postoperative appointment and has continued using it twice a day.
87 year old female 3 months after full scar direct neck lift. There is still some puckering which usually disappears within 1-3 months after the procedure. With a full scar neck lift, the vertical scar can be seen but the submental scars typically are not exposed unless a patient is looking backward and fully extending the neck.
A 65 year old male 6 months after a direct necklift. His scars are still a bit red and we suggested he continue using the scar product and massaging aggressively. There's not much we would recommend for laser treatments here, but we would normally recommend everywhere else. There's a little overlap with laser hair removal and we do not want to promote and remove any hair because the beard hair camouflages the scar. So within a man's beard is the one area we don't typically recommend postoperative laser scar treatments.
67 year old Hispanic female 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift, mini neck lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the mini neck lift scar is tucked naturally and imperceptible.
62 year old male 6 months after a full scar neck lift. He was very comfortable with the scar compared to what he had before surgery. Obviously most men can camouflage most of the scar in their beard line. The scar can be tailored and be longer or shorter depending on what excess skin bothers the patient. It can even be fully within the beard line. Once patient's scars are mature and they are happy with their size and orientation, they can get FUE (minimally invasive hair transplants without cutting and big occipital scars) into the mature white surgical scars to further camouflage them. For areas outside the beard line, they can also consider getting cosmetic tattooing to make the white scar more flesh colored and thus less noticeable.