The skin on and around the face is extremely susceptible to the signs of aging. Very often, the skin under the neck will sag, resulting in an undefined jawline and older appearance. Sagging skin under the neck can also cause discomfort and low self esteem.
A platysmaplasty, or neck lift, tightens and removes excess skin and fatty deposits along the jawline and lower neck, resulting in a clearly defined jawline and improved youthful appearance. Different methods are applied depending on skin elasticity, bone structure, extent of the neck lift and desired outcome. Neck lifts are commonly performed with other facial.
surgeries to maintain consistency in facial skin features. Your surgeon will provide you with the best neck lift methods and options for facial surgeries during your consult.
Scarring varies depending on the methods used. However, most scars are hidden from the face and will fade over time. Recovery time varies among individuals, and many patients combine this procedure with a face lift.
When to consider a neck lift:
• Loose, sagging skin rests on your neckline and/or jaw
• Excess skin that prevents a defined jawline
• Excess fatty deposits under the skin
Other cosmetic procedures that may be performed with a neck lift include:
• Face lift
• Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
• Brow lift
• Otoplasty (ear surgery)
• Performed under sedation or general anesthesia
• Outpatient procedure