Length of Procedure: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Longevity: Permanent (further aging with time)
Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks
Platysmaplasty in NYC
Platysmaplasty is a neck tightening procedure that brings together two bands of muscle that have become prominent off the midline of the neck. The platysma muscle stretches from the Jaw to the clavicles in a fan like fashion extending to the sides of the neck. When the muscle contracts as when we clench our teeth, it becomes visible. Aging causes droopiness of tissues deep to the skin making the muscle bands of the platysma visible decreasing the smoothness of our neck.
Aging causes droopiness of tissues deep to the skin making the muscle bands of the platysma visible decreasing the smoothness of our neck. Laxity of the neck begins in our 30’s-40’s and can be a giveaway of aging. Fortunately, there is a way of making the platysmal bands disappear and flattening the neck to its smooth state. Platysmaplasty or neck tightening involves a small incision hidden underneath the chin. The skin overlying the platysmal bands is raised and the bands are brought close to one another creating a smooth layer that obviates this cosmetically displeasing feature.
This procedure is often combined with a neck lift or a facelift in order to achieve harmony between the neck and the face.
Dr. Johnson will evaluate the texture, thickness of the neck bands. Sometimes, it is recommended to combine the platysmaplasty with a neck lift or facelift in order to correct other areas of concern in the face or neck.
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