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What is a Midline Neck Lift?

The L&P Midline Neck Lift is a powerful procedure that rejuvenates a neck line with minimal incisions and a shorter downtime. Due to the natural-looking and transformative results, people from across the country have sought out this treatment.

A good candidate for the L&P Midline Neck Lift is someone with excess skin and fullness around their neck and chin but who have minimal lower face laxity concerns. By removing excess skin, muscle and glands and contouring tissues around the neck and chin, Dr. David Lieberman, Dr. Sachin Parikh, and Dr. Steven Curti are able to reveal the distinct and beautiful features of a neck line with the L&P Midline Neck Lift.

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What to Expect During the Procedure

Unlike a traditional neck lift where incisions are made around each ear, the L&P Midline Neck Lift requires only a small incision hidden in the crease under the chin. Through this incision, our surgeons are able to contour the muscles and deep tissue of the neck to restore a sharper and slender neckline. Depending on the patient’s unique needs, our surgeons may also perform liposuction to reduce excess fat, as well as reduce the bulk of muscles and glands to reshape the neck and add fat in areas where volume is needed.

The L&P Midline Neck Lift is often performed in conjunction with a buccal fat pad reduction to thin the cheeks and accentuate a more slender appearance. Buccal fat pads are naturally occurring fat pads in the cheek area and can be taken out through the inside of the mouth. Additionally, patients may simultaneously proceed with upper facial volume enhancement with either dermal fillers or fat transfer to ensure the most youthful aesthetic balance in the face.

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Why L&P and Who Is a Good Candidate For a L&P Midline Neck Lift?

A good candidate for the L&P Midline Neck Lift is anyone who is bothered by the lack of definition in their jawline and neck. Many patients who come to see Drs. Lieberman, Parikh, and Curti are not even aware that this procedure exists because it is only performed by a select group of highly skilled surgeons.

Often candidates from the younger demographic (20s, 30s, and 40s) are genetically predisposed to neck fullness and laxity with minimal lower face laxity. There’s no amount of diet or exercise that will help them achieve the look they want. Usually, these patients have good skin elasticity which makes the recovery quicker and results look very natural.

For patients in an older demographic (50s to 70s) with more substantial lower face and cheek laxity, a signature L&P Facelift or other facial procedures to restore an overall youthful appearance may be a better option.

Midline Neck Lift Before and After Gallery

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Midline Neck Lift before and after treatment

Midline Neck Lift Before & After Case 76

This beautiful, young patient from Palo Alto came to Drs. L&P looking for minor aesthetic enhancements to the neck, chin, and nose. Drs. L&P performed their signiture midline neck lift, a conservative chin augmentation, and a rhinoplasty. With only minor inscisions in the natural fold of the chin and 5mm behind the earlobes, these procedures result in minimal visible scarring with natural looking results. This patient is thrilled, and loves how her results preserve and enhance her natural beauty.

Midline Neck Lift before and after treatment

Neck Rejuvenation with Midline Neck Lift

These pictures show the dramatic result of our L&P Midline Neck Lift being performed on the perfect patient! This procedure involved no ear incisions or skin removal. Because of our expertise in deep neck anatomy, we can offer this procedure to people experiencing any level of aging changes to the neck, from minimal to severe. This lovely woman was the ideal candidate because she was bothered by the fullness of her neck, but she didn’t have sagging skin or jowls in her lower face. (If she had those issues as well, a facelift along with the neck lift would have been a better solution.) We were able to give her a sharper jawline and a much more slender appearance with a neck lift that required just one incision under the chin. There are multiple layers of skin, muscle, and fat addressed in the L&P Midline Neck Lift. It comprises a combination of techniques including surgical tightening of key layers, removal of superficial and deep fat with direct visualization – meaning we refine as we go to remove the perfect amount – and sometimes gentle liposuction. We add finishing touches that help the skin “shrink wrap” around the newly youthful neckline.

Midline Neck Lift before and after treatment

Rejuvenated Neckline

A midline neck lift can sharpen the neckline with just one incision! It’s great for people without jowling or sagging at the jawline, like this beautiful patient. Before surgery, her neckline sloped downward from her chin, rather than staying high under her jaw, then dropping at a sharper angle at the neck. Her procedures – the midline neck lift and a chin implant to extend her jawline – gave her an increase in facial definition that makes her look younger, slimmer, and more glamorous!

Recovery and Beyond

The L&P Midline Neck Lift is done either under general anesthesia or fully monitored, deep intravenous sedation (without intubation). Either way, you will need a ride home from our surgery center, AAASC.

The exact recovery time for each person is highly variable and depends on your level of health and general outlook. Typically, L&P patients return to daily activities, including returning to work, within one to two weeks after the procedure.

Immediately after the L&P Midline Neck Lift, you should expect your neck to feel tight and to see some bruising and swelling. These normal side-effects should subside gradually, with the bruising going away after one to two weeks, and the “tight” feeling remaining for up to several weeks. Your surgeon will send you home with detailed and personalized instructions for recovery and aftercare.

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