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Mini Facelift With Neck Lift Sarasota

Mini Facelift With Neck Lift Sarasota | Sarasota Surgical Arts

The face and neck tend to show signs of aging sooner than other areas of the body. There are several reasons for this. A few examples include increased sun exposure, frequent repetitive movements, and how highly visible the face is in everyday life. Therefore, patients often seek out cosmetic treatments or surgeries to look younger and treat signs of aging. One of the most common surgeries is a mini facelift with neck lift. Dr. Alberico Sessa of Sarasota Surgical Arts provides the best mini facelift with neck lift Sarasota offers.

Understanding A Mini Facelift With Neck Lift

A mini facelift with neck lift is a combination of two separate procedures: a facelift and a neck lift. The two surgeries are more frequently performed together than apart. This is because they use nearly the same incisions and sagging of one area often affects the other. For example, as the lower face begins to sag with jowl formation and fat pads descend, this can in turn cause the skin of the neck to sag under the added pressure.

Regardless of how common it is to undergo both procedures at the same time, they are still considered separate procedures. This is because they treat two different body areas. See below for a more detailed explanation of each procedure.

Mini Facelift

Mini facelift surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgeries around the world. It addresses extra, loose, and sagging skin on the lower face. Generally, this skin tends to collect around the chin and jawline known as jowls. Facelift surgery is one of the best jowl treatments. In addition to the skin, fat pads from the cheeks often begin to descend and exacerbate the sagging skin. A full facelift can help correct this.

Using an incision behind or just in front of the ear, Dr. Sessa tightens and removes excess skin, tissues, and portions of the muscle. This helps to create a more youthful appearance. Some techniques will only address the skin or the skin and underlying tissues. However, tightening the facial muscles tends to provide longer lasting results.

Neck Lift

A neck lift—similar to a facelift—also removes extra skin from the neck. This can help correct a variety of concerns such as wrinkles, crepey skin, and visible tendons. Neck lift surgery also usually includes platysmaplasty which tightens the platysma muscle which tends to lose elasticity and strength with age. This helps create a smoother and more youthful neck appearance.

Benefits & Risks Of A Mini Facelift With Neck Lift

Undergoing a neck lift and mini facelift at the same time comes with many benefits for patients. Whether it be aesthetic benefits like looking younger or the logistics of time saved, patients will find several reasons to combine a neck lift with a mini facelift.


The possible benefits of a mini facelift with neck lift include:

  • Remove extra skin
  • Reposition fat pads
  • Tighten underlying muscles and structures (SMAS)
  • Reduce visibility of static wrinkles
  • Correct the platysma muscle
  • Restore youthful contours
  • Improved facial symmetry
  • Natural looking results
  • Minimal recovery necessary
  • Enjoy full results sooner than if splitting it into multiple surgery sessions
  • Long lasting results
  • Few major risks
  • Undergo only one surgical session
  • Can choose between local, twilight, and general anesthesia
  • May help improve self-confidence and mental well being
  • Performed by one of the best facelift surgeons in Sarasota


All surgeries come with some expected risk. Depending on the patient’s medical history, this can put them at higher risk in some cases. However, the risks of a mini facelift are usually considered minor. Some of the risks include:

  • Infection
  • Prolonged side effects
  • Visible or raised scarring
  • Fluid collection
  • Skin necrosis
  • Asymmetry
  • Poor results

Adverse results or major complications are rare. Dr. Sessa will evaluate each patient during a consultation to determine their risk profile. He also takes certain precautions during and after surgery to prevent complications.

Before & After
A Before & After of a Facelift Plastic Surgery by Dr. Alberico Sessa in Sarasota
Before & After
A Before & After of a Neck Lift Plastic Surgery by Dr. Alberico Sessa in Sarasota



There is no one best age because everyone ages at slightly different paces. People can age faster or slower due to genetics, sun exposure, environment, among several other factors. On average, mini facelift with neck lift patients tend to range between 55 and 65. Though, there are patients younger than 45 who may qualify as well as 75-year-olds.

If a patient notices loose or hanging skin on the lower face or neck, it is time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sessa. He can determine whether or not the patient is a good candidate and would benefit from the procedure.


Patients look an average of ten years younger after a neck lift with facelift. Though, depending on the type of facelift, skin quality, and genetics, some patients can look up to fifteen years younger. Dr. Sessa can better describe the results patients can expect after understanding their unique situation and anatomy.


Patients can usually return to work in about seven to ten days. However, the overall recovery will take much longer. Residual swelling can last for a few months following surgery. Though, this swelling is difficult to spot for most people. Patients tend to return to all exercise and activities between six and eight weeks after surgery.

Like other plastic surgery procedures, the results of a mini facelift with neck lift are not considered final until about a year after surgery. This is how long it takes for skin and tissues to fully settle over the new contours of the face.

To help keep patients more comfortable during recovery, Dr. Sessa will provide aftercare instructions. These directions may include:

  • Sleep and rest with the head elevated
  • Do not drink alcohol or smoke
  • Attend all post-surgery appointments
  • Do not partake in strenuous exercise or activities
  • Take medications as directed
  • Avoid touching the area unless instructed


The exact cost of a mini facelift with neck lift procedure depends on the type of neck lift and facelift performed. The starting cost for a facelift with neck lift by Dr. Sessa is $12,000. The highest listed cost for a deep plane facelift with neck lift is $23,000. The exact costs can range based on several factors. The prices listed on our price list and Price Simulator do not include anesthesia costs.

Sarasota Surgical Arts work with Care Credit to help patients find affordable financing for their procedures. Additionally, a finalized and personalized price quote will be provided during a consultation.

The Best Sarasota Mini Facelift With Neck Lift By Dr. Alberico Sessa

Dr. Alberico Sessa is a triple board-certified surgeon who has provided high quality cosmetic surgery in Sarasota, Florida for over a decade. Alongside his board certifications, Dr. Sessa has over twenty years of surgical experience and has performed thousands of cosmetic surgeries. Within the field of facial plastic surgery, he created his own version of the mini facelift called the SmartLift. It involves smaller incisions but still provides good results.

Sarasota Surgical Arts is a premier cosmetic surgery practice located near Siesta Key Beach. With a full surgical suite and a dedicated, experienced team, Sarasota Surgical Arts can handle multiple outpatient surgeries per day.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 941-923-1736. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.