Question: I had a facelift 15 years ago and was happy with the results. My neck has aged over the years and while I don’t need an another aggressive facelift, I could use a mini-tuck. Is there a less invasive option for my aging neck?
Answer: There are two options, one surgical and the other non-surgical. If you are open to minimal invasive surgery, you may be a candidate for the Whisper Lift. My latest version of the Whisper Lift has no visible incisions and no sutures to remove. It is performed under straight local anesthesia (No IV’s) with minimal downtime compared to a traditional facelift.
The Whisper Lift involves placement of a permanent suspension suture which tightens the neck and lifts sagging glands and neck muscle. The Whisper Lift also addresses the platysma or vertical neck bands which are transected and can give a well-defined neck and jawline. The Whisper Lift can be performed on patients who previously had a facelift and, years later, need a touch up or those who have not yet had facelift surgery and have milder neck and jowl sagging.
If you prefer not to have any surgery, the Infini RF uses micro-focused heat to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This process results in lifting and tightening of sagging skin in the neck and jowl area without surgery, incisions or downtime. There are also no dressings or skin peeling. Makeup can be worn the next day. The Infini RF can be effective on patients who have already had facelift surgery but want help in maintaining the results. It can also lift and tighten sagging skin in patients not yet ready for with surgery.
Whether you prefer the Whisper Lift or the Infini RF non-surgical facelift, a detailed consultation with a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who understands the complex face and neck anatomy is the first step. Bellafill, the 5-year filler, can be used in combination with either of the above procedures to treat deep smile lines and droopy mouth corners.
Look 9 Years Younger in 90 Minutes or Less
- Stem Cell Fillers: Using your own stem cells, long-term, minimal downtime
- WhisperLift™, 90 Minutes: Micro-incision surgery, tighten sagging neck & jowls, local anesthesia, minimal downtime.
- Bellafill, 60 Minutes: The 5 Year Filler – Dr. Mandal is a BellaDiamond physician in the top 1% of expert Bellafill injectors in the world.
- Infini RF, 40 Minutes: Non-Surgical Facelift for sagging jowls and neck, no downtime.
- SculpSure, 25 Minutes: Permanent, non-invasive body fat reduction.
- Kybella, 10 Minutes: Permanent, minimal invasive neck fat removal.
Anita Mandal, MD
Dr. Anita Mandal is a double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon practicing since 1998. She exclusively specializes in facial rejuvenation and non-invasive body contouring. In addition to being on the medical staff at Jupiter Medical Center, her offices house both surgical and laser suites. Dr. Mandal is committed to giving her patients the most natural looking results.
Mandal Plastic Surgery Center
2401 PGA Blvd., Suite 146
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: (561) 238-0040
E-mail: [email protected]