What Is the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™?

Our Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ is an innovative procedure designed to improve the contour of your neck and jawline, restoring your youthful appearance with minimal incisions and a speedy recovery process, so you can take little more than a weekend away from your active schedule. Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, a pioneer and specialist in facial plastic surgery, created the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ to rejuvenate the neckline with a procedure that has a much shorter recovery time than a traditional facelift. Several leading health and beauty publications, including Allure magazine, have recognized Dr. Clevens for his highly effective, minimally invasive techniques. To learn more, reach out to us at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL offices and set up your consultation today.

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Say Goodbye to the Unwelcome Signs of Aging

Our Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ is performed by Dr. Clevens and Phillip Barbee, MD, who specialize in facial plastic surgery. Their commitment to this specific field of expertise means they perform a higher volume of facial procedures, so you can look forward to results that will leave you feeling attractive and inspired.

Hear Dr. Clevens explain how the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ can tighten up your neckline and reduce the unwelcome signs of aging.

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Is the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ Right For Me? 

If you’ve noticed the visible signs of aging starting to impact the appearance of your neck, but would like to avoid the lengthy recovery time that can come along with other procedures, the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ may be the ideal solution for you. In most cases, the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ is an ideal solution for patients between 40 and 55 years old who are experiencing early signs of sagging in the upper neck and jowl area.

The best way to determine if the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ is the right option for you is to meet with Dr. Clevens or Dr. Barbee and their team to discuss your desired results. You’ll find our Merritt Island and Melbourne, FL offices to be welcoming and inviting, and we’ll get to know you and your goals in detail, so we can work with you to create a custom surgical plan that improves your sense of facial harmony, and your quality of life along with it.

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How We Create the Incredible Results You Deserve

Here at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we’re committed to bringing you an elevated standard of care, brought to life by a team made up of over 30 dedicated professionals. We take pride in our ability to consistently create incredible results that truly enhance our patients’ lives and looks.

When you visit us for facial plastic surgery, you’ll be under the care of a practitioner who exclusively performs this type of procedure, so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you can look forward to an outcome that is backed by years of experience. Your time with us won’t end when you leave the operating room, either.

Our team will work closely with you to guide you through the rest and recovery process, educating you on how to care for and preserve your results, and suggesting medspa treatments that will see you enjoying increased levels of relaxation and rejuvenation. In other words, we’re here to keep you supported and comfortable at every step of your cosmetic journey.

The Primary Benefits of the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™

  • Say goodbye to common neck issues like the “turkey neck” and double chin.
  • The Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ reduces signs of aging and restores a youthful neck and jawline.
  • Advanced technology enables an impressively fast recovery, with minimal downtime. 
  • You’ll be able to return to your daily activities after a quick recovery of just a few days.

The Consultation Process

The consultation process gives us a valuable opportunity to get to know you, your cosmetic goals, and your lifestyle so we can explore your treatment options together.

Here at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we offer a robust selection of both surgical and nonsurgical methods by which you can enjoy your ideal results, so we’ll work to guide you to the procedure that’s right for you.

You and your surgeon will collaborate on a treatment plan that is customized to you and your goals, before setting up all of the necessary appointments, going over a quote for your procedure, and discussing the various financing options we have available to you. You’ll work with our helpful support team both before and after your procedure. They’ll help you prepare for your surgery and get ready for your amazing results as you rest and recover.

The Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ Procedure

This procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation. A small, hidden incision will be created in the natural fold under your chin. Then, rather than using a scalpel, Dr. Clevens or Dr. Barbee will use laser energy, liposuction, and sometimes a chin implant to improve the appearance of a sagging face, jowls, and neck. The skin will be surgically lifted, and the underlying muscle tissues will be gently tightened, along with the skin in the treatment area.

The laser-assisted weekend neck lift is just one of the ways our commitment to modern techniques enables us to create exceptional, long-lasting results.

Recovery After Your Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™

The Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift is performed on an outpatient basis, so you’ll be able to return home and rest as soon as your procedure is complete. Following a short recovery period of just a few days, most patients return to normal work and play. We typically recommend that patients take it easy for a week after the procedure to help achieve optimal results, though many patients say they feel nearly normal that afternoon. By the next morning, however, patients sometimes experience minimal discomfort.

Once your recovery is complete, the only evidence that the procedure has been performed will be a dramatically improved appearance and a tiny incision line, hidden in the natural fold under your chin.

Our team will remain available to you throughout your recovery process, addressing any concerns, helping you with post-operative care and aesthetics, and ensuring that you’re as comfortable as possible at all times.

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What Our Patients Say

Hear from one of our happy patients who was able to walk back the clock and reduce the visible signs of aging from the neck and jawline with the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift. If you’d like to learn more, simply reach out to our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL offices and set up your consultation with a member of our team. To speak with another patient of ours who has undergone a similar procedure, be sure to ask your surgeon to arrange this meeting during your consultation.

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The Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ FAQ

Why is it called the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™?

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

Is there much discomfort with the procedure?

How soon can I return to work and play?

How long do the results of a Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift last?

Will I know what I will look like after surgery?

How do I ensure a successful surgery?

How can I learn more about facial plastic surgery?

Why is it called the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™?

Our patients started using this name because they felt they could easily recover from this procedure over the weekend and return to their normal activities the next week. Although there are still small sutures in front of the ear, these can easily be hidden with the hair. In most cases, any bruising has also been minimal and easy to hide.

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

Many people today who show signs of aging aren’t candidates for a “full facelift.” In most cases, the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift is an ideal solution for the 40- to 55-year-old with early sagging of the upper neck and jowl area. Your personal consultation with Dr. Clevens or Dr. Barbee is the best method for determining if the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift is suitable for you.

Is there much discomfort with the procedure?

The Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift helps patients achieve natural-looking results with minimal discomfort.

How soon can I return to work and play?

It is generally recommended that patients “take it easy” for a week after the procedure. Many patients say they feel nearly normal that afternoon. However, by the next morning, they sometimes experience minimal discomfort. After a short recovery, the patient can return to normal activity. The only evidence that the procedure has been performed is a dramatically improved appearance and a tiny incision hidden in the natural fold under the chin.

How long do the results of a Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift last?

The duration of the results created by this procedure will vary from patient to patient. Though we cannot stop the aging process with any surgical or nonsurgical methods, the results from your Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ will be long-lasting.

Will I know what I will look like after surgery?

In your consultation, we will explain the results you can expect to see. Dr. Clevens or Dr. Barbee will perform a facial analysis and inform you of the expected benefits of surgery. Often, computerized preview imaging or video imaging may help illustrate your possible expected result after your procedure. We encourage you to be honest and forthcoming in your desired results, so we can understand your needs and your outcome will be as close to your expectations as possible. Nevertheless, no doctor can show you exactly what you will look like after your procedure.

How do I ensure a successful surgery?

A successful surgery depends on who performs the procedure and the preoperative and postoperative quality of patient care. Here are a few things to look for and ask about before your procedure:

  • Find an educated, experienced surgeon who specializes in facial procedures like Dr. Clevens or Dr. Barbee. All our time and resources are dedicated to this facial procedure specialty.
  • Ask where your procedure will be performed. Dr. Clevens and Dr. Barbee operate in an accredited surgical facility or at a hospital. We exceed the standards required for medical care to ensure our patients’ comfort.
  • Ask about your postoperative care. All of our patients are given procedure-specific instructions to follow that are designed to achieve optimal results. Our doctors and clinical care team also follow up with our patients and their progress for a full year to ensure recovery and healing is on track as expected.

How can I learn more about facial plastic surgery?

You may wish to visit the following links for more information on facial plastic surgery in general:

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