Neck Lift Vs. Mini-Lift: The Difference in Results and Recovery

Do you have excess or loose skin or fat under your chin or at your neck? There are several potential treatments for this issue, but two options that you have are a neck lift and a mini lift. The neck lift is a surgical procedure, while the mini lift is an outpatient procedure done with PDO threads. Here is more about these two procedures and why a mini-lift can be preferable.

What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon makes an incision and removes the excess skin and fat from your neck to give you a more sleek and youthful look. The procedure can be done on an outpatient basis, but it does require anesthesia and a surgical center or hospital, which can drive up the cost dramatically. You will also have a recovery period of about two weeks before you will be able to return to work and resume normal activities.

What Is a Mini Lift?

Doctor Hermann offers a mini-lift option for loose skin and excess fat in the neck. The mini-lift is done with the insertion of PDO threads which stimulate the production of collagen. Placed correctly, these threads can lift and tighten the skin and make it appear as though you had surgery, but without the cost and recovery time. The PDO threads dissolve on their own within six months, and your results will last up to two years.

If you are interested in having a slimmer look to your neck, chin, and face, and you don’t want to have a lot of recovery time, a mini- lift with PDO threads can be a great alternative to a surgical neck lift. For more information or to schedule your appointment, contact us today.