What is a Platysmaplasty? Is It the Medical Term for a Neck Lift, or is It Just Part of a Neck Lift?

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Full Neck Lift vs. Platysmaplasty

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A Neck Lift is performed to significantly reduce the appearance of sagging skin under the jaw. At my practice in New York, there are various procedures that can comprise a full neck lift surgery, including neck liposuction, cervicoplasty and platysmaplasty. Platysmaplasty is the removal or tightening neck muscles, which gets rid of the appearance of unwanted band lines of the neck. The neck rejuvenation procedure for platysmaplasty is an endoscopic surgery through a small incision placed underneath the chin may be used to tighten the neck muscles if you do not have excessive skin. 

New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Platysmaplsty is a key part of the neck lift

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Platysmaplsty is a key part of the neck lift and critical for producing an ideal chin-neck angle.  Not all surgeons perform this step during a neck lift as it is more time consuming and technically more difficult

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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There are major differences

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I prefer the newer technique of the sub-platysmaplasty. Rather than just tightening the muscles this technique actually lifts and moves the muscle sheet to the center. This allows them to sewn with minimal tension. It appears that this gives a longer lasting and more complete rejuvenation of the neck

Benjamin C. Marcus, MD
Madison Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What is a Platysmaplasty?...

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A Platysmaplasty is the medical term for the cosmetic procedure called a neck lift . The surgery consists of tightening the neck muscles both in the midline and the posterior neck, and correcting the sagging loose skin as well. The procedure has very rewarding results and is a relatively easy surgery to go through. Consult a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon to see if you would be a candidate.

Andrew Miller, MD
Edison Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Platysmaplasty tightens the neck muscles and improves the neck angle

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The platsymaplasty is part of a neck lift or also a facelift and it tightens the muscles in the front of the neck and imropves the depth and angularity of the neck.

What is a Platysmaplasty? Is It the Medical Term for a Neck Lift, or is It Just Part of a Neck Lift?

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Platysmalplasty is the correction of the banding cords in your neck.  A small incision is made under your chin then the cords are pulled together and sutured. 

Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

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