Neck lift or Platysmaplasty

Neck lift or Platysmaplasty

The appearance of the neck involves a cosmetic surgeon, specialized in neck lift surgery, who understands the unique correlation between the anatomy of the face and the neck. He should also understand how each contributes to a patient’s natural presence.

The visible signs of aging are for many people difficult to come to terms with, especially for those who feel young at heart. There are multiple plastic surgery procedures and Non Surgical treatments existing to reduce or converse these signs. Neck lift (platysmaplasty) is one of the most effective and popular ones. A neck lift, also called a platysmaplasty, is a surgical procedure by which any loose skin along the jaw line and on the neck itself is removed. The result is a smoother, wrinkle-free neck and jaw line and a rejuvenated appearance. The treatment can also be used to remove excess skin or reduction of skin elasticity due to genetics, sun damage or treatment for illness.

This procedure alone can be effective in making a person look younger, but is often combined with a face lift and brow lift surgery in order to create a younger overall look. Our experienced surgeon will recommend the best procedure or combination of procedures for you depending on the results you wish to achieve.

Neck lift is really a set of procedures used to enhance the appearance of your neck:

  • Cervicoplasty, which is the procedure, used to remove excess skin.
  • Platysmaplasty removes or alters neck muscles.

The neck lift is a quite straightforward technique that normally lasts between two and three hours. The type of anesthesia administered at the beginning of the procedure depends largely on the preferences of the patient and the surgeon. Many patients require only local anesthesia combined with a sedative; however, some choose to be unconscious during the surgery and opt for general anesthesia.

Considerations about neck lift

Here are some of the most common concerns that are addressed with a neck lift:

  • Excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls
  • Excess fatty deposits under the chin
  • Loose neck skin
  • Muscle banding in the neck, which created abnormal contours

Considerations & goals with neck lift surgery:

  • Reduces or removes a “turkey neck” by removing excess, sagging skin.
  • Smoothens out wrinkles and creases throughout the neck.
  • Improves the appearance of vertical neck bands
  • Results are long-lasting and will age naturally with a patient
  • Can be combined with a facelift for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation

As a restorative surgery, a neck lift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.

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