Platysmaplasty, or neck tightening, reconstructs the neck through surgically tightening the muscles and lifting and smoothing the contours of the neck area and under the chin. This procedure can lessen the appearance of neck bands, asymmetry, a double chin, “turkey wattle,” and fatty jowls.
Any healthy adult whose skin still has some elasticity and who wants a more youthful, more pleasingly-contoured neck.
As we age, the muscles in our neck weaken and lose elasticity, causing the skin covering these muscles to loosen and wrinkle. Platysmaplasty is an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia, in which your surgeon lifts the thin, flat sheet of neck muscles and tightens them.
You will need to schedule a few days of downtime, but usually less than a week.
All surgeries carry risks for medical complications. Don’t take aspirin, Advil, fish oil, or other blood thinners for a few weeks leading up to surgery, to avoid excessive bleeding. Your surgeon will more fully discuss all the risks.
It may take a few weeks for swelling to fully go down, but results will be visible within 24-48 hours. You’ll have a smoother, more pleasing, younger-looking neck, chin, and jaw area.
A 3D Vectra Imaging consultation allows you to preview a photo realistic new you. Available at The Mid Florida Institute of Plastic Surgery in Altamonte Springs. Consultation fee applies.
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