Here's How to Prepare for Your Mini Necklift

May 02, 2023
Here's How to Prepare for Your Mini Necklift
Did you know you can get a mini necklift that offers comparable results to a full necklift and requires less recovery time? Let us prepare you for your procedure, so you’ll know exactly what to do before, during, and after treatment.

Have you been considering getting a necklift but don’t want to go through the painful, invasive surgery? Fortunately, there’s another option now: the mini necklift. This procedure is less invasive, cheaper, and offers a quicker recovery than the traditional necklift. 

Dr. Malouf Dermatology consistently strives to provide better and more desirable options to our patients. Our providers include Peter Malouf, DO, Amanda Miller, FNP-C, and Haylee Terry, PA-C, all of whom understand your desire for better results with less invasive treatment options.  

Mini necklifts 101 

You may be wondering what a mini necklift even is and how it differs from a full necklift. These procedures are actually very similar: they both involve lifting and tightening the tissues in the neck to create a younger-looking appearance, and they attempt to rid the area of issues like loose skin, excess fat, and banding that creates lines on the neck. 

The mini necklift, however, requires fewer incisions and isn’t as invasive as its counterpart. It doesn’t cause as much scarring and doesn’t require as much downtime for healing afterward. A recent study showed comparable results from a regular necklift and a mini necklift, proving the procedure can be minimized in terms of intensity while still providing effective outcomes. 

What to do before your mini necklift 

If you’ve decided a mini necklift could be the choice for you, it’s important to prepare properly, just like with any other medical procedure. For your convenience, we’ve compiled the most important steps to take when preparing for your mini necklift. 

1. Discuss the procedure with your doctor

Make sure you’ve had a frank, one-on-one conversation with your doctor about the procedure that includes asking any questions you might have. Also make sure to ask if your doctor has any bits of advice for your preparation and post-procedure care. 

2. Clarify your expectations

Any time you choose to have a cosmetic procedure, you should consider the results you’re looking for and whether or not the procedure can actually provide them. For example, if you’re looking for something that will address the entire face, you might want to consider Safelift instead.

3. Follow the rules 

Your doctor will most likely outline any rules before your procedure, including whether or not there are certain medications you must refrain from taking or if you should arrange for transportation home. Following these rules allows not only for a safe procedure but for best results. 

4. Take some time off to recover

The mini necklift doesn’t require as much recovery time as its traditional counterpart, but you might still experience some bruising around the area. This should clear up in a few days, but just to be safe, it’s best to give yourself a week of downtime from work and other obligations. 

Revitalize and rejuvenate with a mini necklift today

You will be amazed by the results of your mini necklift! To make an appointment, visit our website or call one of our three clinics in Fort Worth, Cleburne, or Dallas, Texas.