MIDS Neck Lift™

Located near Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Skin care products, when selected appropriately, promote healthy skin and support maintenance of a youthful appearance. Overall, skin appearance can be viewed as a reflection of one’s wellness. Qualities of healthy skin include being smooth, firm, and hydrated.

Our medical grade collection of skin care products integrates up-to-date molecular research with highly effective botanical ingredients. We strive to provide products that are potent, yet gentle for even sensitive skin. All of our products are free of parabens, sulfates, gluten, formaldehyde, fragrance, hormones, and synthetic chemicals.

During consultation, Dr. Foulad provides education regarding various skin care products and customizes a skin care regimen specific for each patient.

MIDS Neck Lift™

Conveniently located to serve Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
The MIDS Neck Lift™ is a highly optimized procedure performed by Dr. Foulad for sculpting multiple layers of the neck in younger patients to maximally reduce fullness under the chin and achieve the most defined jawline and neck contour.

What is the MIDS Neck Lift™

The MIDS Neck Lift™ is a procedure that uses limited incisions that are well hidden to sculpt multiple layers of the neck. Unlike neck or submental liposuction that simply reduces the superficial fat under the skin, the MIDS Neck Lift is a more comprehensive procedure that treats multiple layers of the neck.

When discussing neck lifting, the layers of the neck can be viewed as the superficial structures (skin and its associated superficial fat), platysma muscle, and deep structures. The superficial fat is located between the skin and the platysma muscle. The platysma muscle is a thin, flat sheet of muscle that covers the majority of the front of the neck. The platysma muscle can sag and the inner (medial) edges can become visible and appear droopy. This muscle is also what causes platysmal banding, which is the appearance of vertical lines that become prominent when the muscle contracts. Below the platysma muscle are the deeper structures of the neck, such as the deeper fat, digastric muscles, and submandibular glands. These structures add varying degrees of fullness to the neck, which depends from person to person.

The strength of the MIDS Neck lift is that it treats all the layers mentioned above, typically just using a small incision under the chin that heals very well and not noticeable. The superficial fat is reduced using liposuction and/or with scissors. Because a small incision is made under the chin, the fat can be visualized as it is being removed and sculpted. The platysma muscle can be tightened if needed (e.g. platysmaplasty). The deeper structures are sculpted and reduced. This includes the ability to sculpt the deeper fat, digastric muscles, and submandibular glands. In addition, horizontal fasciotomy and transverse platysmal myototomy can be performed to further improve the sharpness of the cervicomental angle.

When deciding between liposuction or the MIDS Neck Lift, one has to consider the overall goal and what is causing the majority of fullness. In some people, most of the fullness can be due to the superficial fat, and these individuals can have a great result with just liposuction. However, individuals whose submental fullness is mainly due to deeper fat or deeper structures, or those individuals who desire the greatest improvement, would benefit from the MIDS Neck Lift.

Candidates for MIDS Neck Lift™

Candidates for the MIDS Neck Lift™ include women or men who desire to reduce the fullness under their chin and other regions of their neck. For this minimal incision neck lift, it is important that there isn’t loose skin since skin is not being removed. The most common age of our patients undergoing this type of neck lift is 25 to 40 years old, however Dr. Foulad has performed this procedure on patients outside this age range depending on the specifics of the case. Dr. Foulad will perform a thorough evaluation to help you decide which surgery or alternative treatment would best meet your goals.

How to Prepare for a MIDS Neck Lift™

In preparation for the MIDS Neck Lift™, we need to ensure you are healthy and optimized for the procedure. Certain medications and supplements might have to be stopped a specific time period prior to the procedure to reduce certain risks. It is important that you do not smoke or use nicotine products 1-2 months prior to your procedure. You will be provided more comprehensive pre-operative instructions specific to your individual case.

We are conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, & Los Angeles. However, we are available to help with coordinating your stay if you are an Out-of-Town Patient.


Before and after Minimal Incision Deep Sculpting Neck Lift, on female patient

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MIDS Neck Lift™ FAQ

How long does it take to recover and heal after a facelift?
Healing time varies from patient to patient, however the typical stages of healing after the MIDS Neck Lift with Dr. Foulad are as follows:

  • Swelling and bruising typically increases during the first 3 to 4 days.
  • By one to two weeks, sufficient swelling and bruising have reduced that most patients feel comfortable resuming social and work activities. At that time, makeup can usually be used if necessary.
  • By two to four weeks after the procedure, you are usually looking great. However, it will take several more months for the majority of the healing to occur and for most of the swelling to resolve. Your neck contour and jawline will continue to get even better during this time.

Case samples


Minimal Incision Deep Sculpting Neck Lift

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Deep neck sculpting was performed through a small incision under the chin. Superficial fat, deep neck fat, digastric muscles, and submandibular glands were all reduced. Fasciotomy and platysmaplasty were performed.



Terry Moler
Terry Moler
Dr.Foulad and his staff are amazing. The results speak for themselves. Dr. Foulad is meticulous. The experience was beyond great. I had a neck lift, a mid face lift and an upper eye lift. Dr. Foulad was very attentive. Chelsea, the practice manager, took care of every detail. I felt at ease and very taken care of. I had prepared myself for a painful surgery and recovery period but it was not like that at all. There was no pain and very little discomfort. It felt more like a well needed vacation. I had all my surgery on a Friday and I saw Dr. Foulad and Chelsea through the weekend. By the following Saturday I was at an important social function and with a little make up, no one could tell I was a week out from surgery. Some people would call this vanity. I disagree. I don’t feel 63. Why should I have to look 63.(or older!) It’s the best thing I ever did for myself. I can't thank Dr. Foulad enough. If you are considering doing this, I beg you to pull the rip cord, take the plunge, whatever you want to call it, but do it! It’s worth it. You’re worth it!
carol cusson
carol cusson
There aren't enough stars for this review to tell you how pleased I am with Dr Foulad, Chelsea and the staff. It was so worth the miles traveled to have my facelift, neck and brow lift. Their attentiveness from the consult all the way through to the aftercare has been amazing. He continues to check in with me 2 months later. His attention to detail and his warm and caring personality made this such an enjoyable experience. I could not believe there was minimal pain and you cannot even see where the stitches were. I feel AND look like a new woman. Judge for yourself with my pictures! Highly recommend Dr Foulad and his staff
Kristy Franklin
Kristy Franklin
Dr. Foulad performed my facelift and neck lift a few months ago and my results are phenomenal! He is kind, talented, and did beautiful work on my face and neck. He is very honest and takes a lot into consideration when giving his recommendations. He takes so much time to answer your questions and explain everything to you. Everything about my experience was top notch. I have seen other doctors in my past and none of them followed up with me or spent the amount of time with me the way Dr. Foulad has. His staff was also incredibly pleasant and accommodating with me. I can’t recommend Dr. Foulad enough. He genuinely cares deeply about his patients and does excellent work!
Miriam Vernia
Miriam Vernia
Dr. Foulad loves what he does and it shows. He is professional, knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated to his patients. His "bed manners" are without equal. He follows up on his patients for weeks after surgery, providing timely advice and encouragement. He is honest and upfront about what benefits surgery can provide and he refers to other surgeons procedures that he does not feel comfortable performing.
Victoria Lampley
Victoria Lampley
Dr Foulad is absolutely amazing! He is super patient, takes the time to thoroughly explain all your issues, thoughts, and goals and maps out all of your options without pushing anything whatsoever (if anything he does the opposite and explains everything in depth). He was completely attentive and super eloquent and smart when describing all of the ways he can help heal and preserve my skin and shared a wealth of knowledge. The practice manager Chelsea is patient, kind and super sweet and helpful. I'll definitely be telling my family and friends to become patients of Dr Foulad's practice. He is a perfectionist in the best way possible.
Kyrra White
Kyrra White
I went to Dr Foulad for Jowl liposuction. Dr Foulad is a very informed facial artist and a master of his craft. I appreciate how delicate he was with my face during the procedure. He paid close attention to every detail of my face, and his effort shows in my results! I highly recommend Dr Foulad for any facial procedure. It’s important to have someone who is invested in your vision as you are, and that is Dr Foulad.
Aiko Fujimoto
Aiko Fujimoto
Dr Foulad and his team are the definition of white glove service. They will take the time to explain everything in thorough detail and take all extra precautions to ensure your procedure is done as effectively and safely as possible. I'm incredibly happy with my results and will only be trusting my facial needs with Dr Foulad for all procedures going forward!
Sydney Skinner
Sydney Skinner
Wow, I am so impressed! From the minute I walked into his office I was warmly greeted by his staff and ushered off for my consult with Dr. Foulad. He was extremely through (I ask a lot of questions) and he was very patient and did not rush me. I followed up the next week for my procedure which I’m thrilled with the outcome and feel so much confident! I’m looking forward to a long relationship with his office and it’s nice because he offers the entire package of treatments, products and procedures to cover all the bases! So no more running around to different offices!
Katia Rodriguez
Katia Rodriguez
My experience at Dr. Foulad’s office has been nothing but great! From my very first consult, he made me feel comfortable and explained everything with detail. Him and his staff are so kind and were there to help guide me along the process. The results of my surgery were everything and more! I am so happy with the results and would recommend him to all my friends and family.
I am so happy with my results after going to Dr. Foulad. He is a complete perfectionist and explains everything to you before go through with any injections or procedures. He makes everything look natural and seamless. I am definitely recommending him to all of my friends and family.