Q: My lower face and neck is starting to look saggy. Is there an effective treatment that doesn’t require a lengthy recovery?
A: For patients who are noticing loose skin in the neck and jawline, and jowls that are beginning to form, the ideal remedy is a minilift, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish.
“The minilift is a one-hour surgery that doesn’t require general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is required and patients are made more comfortable with mild oral sedation. In one-hour, I am able tighten the muscles and remove excess skin to give you a sharp jawline and a smooth neck.
“This is an extremely popular procedure as it is far less invasive than a facelift; patients go home the same day. The downtime is about a week with some bruising and swelling that can easily be disguised with your hair and a scarf. Most patients can go about their daily activities because the discomfort is minimal.”
Each person’s facial anatomy and degree of aging differ. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Danish to learn the best treatment options to restore your natural beauty.