Dr. Ross Clevens is the creator of the innovative Weekend Neck Lift. The laser assisted ‘Weekend Neck Lift’ represents the evolution of sophisticated facial plastic surgery techniques. Dr. Clevens originated and has refined this technique to achieve the neckline that you have always wanted — in less time and with less recovery than you had imagined.

*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary

Weekend Neck Lift FAQ’s

What may be helped by a weekend Neck Lift?

Neckline and jawline including ‘turkey neck’

  • Chin and neck including ‘double chin’

What may not be helped Weekend Neck Lift?

  • Jowls
  • Upper and midface
  • Forehead
  • Eyelids
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Aging process

These techniques are uniquely combined by Dr. Clevens to achieve improvement in the contour of the chin and neck with minimal incisions and rapid recovery.

Cervicofacial Liposculpture is first employed to contour the unfavorable fatty changes seen in the face and neck as time passes by, such as the ‘Turkey neck’ and ‘double chin’.

Careful attention is then turned to tightening the neck muscles and reducing
neck bands. Finally, Dr. Clevens employs laser technology to ‘resurface’ the underside of the neck skin, thereby ‘shrinkwrapping’ the skin of the neck restoring a youthful contour.

This innovative procedure may be performed at the same time as other rejuvenative procedures such as eyelid surgery, facelift, brow lift and cosmetic laser skin resurfacing.

Dr. Clevens has addressed national and international audiences about his experience with developing the Laser Assisted ‘Weekend’ Neck Lift. Dr. Clevens and his technique have been featured in major national health and beauty publications including Allure magazine.

This procedure ideally concentrates on improving the neck and chin rather than the upper face and jowl.

In some patients with a lot of excess tissue, this procedure may be combined with an inconspicuous direct excision of skin that Dr. Clevens calls a ‘Direct Neck Lift’ while other patients achieve better results with a Facelift.

Trust your face to the specialist. Dr. Clevens can help you decide if this state of the art procedure is right for you.

Turn back the clock with a more youthful neckline

  • Facelift
  • Neck Resurfacing and Peels

Weekend Neck Lift

Q- Turn Back the Hands of Time – Over the Weekend!

Imagine receiving the benefits of a lower facelift with only a few tiny incisions and being back to work in just a few days. Now this is possible with a remarkable procedure that Dr. Clevens himself has helped to pioneer called the Laser Assisted Weekend Neck Lift. This technique has been featured on ABC’s 20/20 and NBC’s Dateline. Performed under local anesthesia, it is being heralded as the future of cosmetic surgery for the new millennium. The procedure is becoming known as a safe and fast alternative to the traditional facelift while providing a natural, non-surgical appearance. Dr. Clevens has presented his extensive experience with this innovative procedure to his colleagues at numerous plastic surgery meetings throughout the country over the past several years.

Q- Why is it called the Weekend Neck Lift?

Our patients started calling it this name because they felt that 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 and any bruising has been so minimal in most cases it has not been a problem to hide.

Q- Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

There are many people today showing the signs of aging that aren’t candidates for the “full facelift”. In most cases The Weekend Facelift is an ideal solution for the 40-55 year old with early sagging of the upper neck and jowl area. Your personal consultation with Dr. Clevens is the best method of determining if the Weekend Neck Lift is suitable for you

Q- How is the Laser Assisted Weekend Neck Lift Performed?

The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation. A small, hidden incision is created in the natural fold under the chin. Then, instead of using a scalpel, the Dr. Clevens uses a laser, liposuction, and sometimes a chin implant to improve the appearance of a sagging face, jowls, and neck.

Q- Is there much discomfort with the procedure?

Unlike conventional facelift surgery, the result of the newer technique is “a natural … appearance with minimal discomfort.”

Q- How soon can I return to work and play?

After a short recovery of several days, the patient can return to normal activity and the only evidence that the procedure has been performed is a dramatically improved appearance and a one-inch incision hidden in the natural fold under the chin. 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 experience some discomfort.

Q- How long does a Weekend Neck Lift last?

The duration of results after these surgeries varies from patient to patient. After the excess or redundant tissues are removed, they never return. Excess tissue seen after surgery is due to the fact that the natural aging process has continued. Remember, we cannot stop the aging process with any surgical or non-surgical methods. Factors like heredity, lifestyle, sun exposure and general health all contribute to the progression of aging. As far as the contour of the neckline is concerned, in the experienced hands of Dr. Clevens, the Weekend Neck Lift lasts as long as a conventional facelift.

Q- Will I know what I will look like after surgery?

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

Q- How do I ensure a successful surgery?

A successful surgery depends on who performs the procedures and the quality of patient care both before and after your procedure.

Find an educated, experienced doctor who specializes on just faces . Dr. Clevens performs only facial procedures. As such, all our time and resources are dedicated to this specialty. Ask where your procedure will be performed. Dr. Clevens only operate in an accredited surgical facility or at a hospital. We exceed the standards required for medical care to ensure our patient’s comfort. Ask about your postoperative care. We follow our patients and their progress for a full year. All patients are given procedure-specific instructions which we encourage them to follow This allows a greater opportunity for the desired results to occur.

Q- 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:
www.aafprs.org/patient/procedures/procedures.html
www.abfprs.org

Thank you for your inquiry. In order to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact our office at 321.727.3223.

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