the Vertical Neck Bands
The term platysmaplasty refers to the cosmetic procedure that involves surgical reconstruction of the neck muscles called the platysma. This procedure is performed specifically to rejuvenate both the neck area and under the chin.
The neck contains a thin, broad sheet of muscles called the platysma and it is positioned on each side of the neck. The platysma is divided into two separate and distinct sides, with the right and left platysma muscle meeting in the center of the neck. As we age, the tissue and fibers that connect the platysma to the overlying skin begin to weaken and lose their elasticity. The connection between the two platysma muscle also weakens and separates as the muscles sag. As the skin and muscle continues to become progressively weaker and more lax, unwanted cosmetic issues begin to develop.
These unwanted issues include:
- The appearance of unsightly lines / vertical neck bands
- Double chin
- Loose, sagging neck skin which is commonly called a "turkey wattle"
- Fatty jowls in the neck and chin region
During the platysmaplasty procedure, Dr. Jacono will tighten the platysma muscle under the chin at its weakest point.
Platysmaplasty Before and After Patient 1:
This female patient was not happy with her unsightly and very visible neck bands. Dr. Jacono performed a platysmaplasty procedure and her after photos reveal a smoother and younger-looking neckline.
Platysmaplasty Before and After Patient 2:
Unhappy with her sagging neck, jowls, and visible neck bands, this female patient underwent a platysmaplasty procedure with Dr. Jacono. You can see a well defined jawline with a wrinkle free, rejuvenated neck that looks stunning.
Platysmaplasty Before and After Patient 3: Complaining about her sagging neck (turkey wattle) and fatty jowls, this patient decided to turn back the hands of time by having a platysmaplasty procedure with New York facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jacono. Her after photos show why Dr. Jacono is considered one of the best platysmaplasty necklift surgeon in the country.
Understanding the Corset Platysmaplasty Procedure
As both a facial plastic surgeon and head and neck surgery specialist, Dr. Jacono will begin the platysmaplasty neck lift by making a small and discreetly hidden incision beneath your chin of approximately 1 centimeter. Through this small incision, Dr Jacono uses fiber optic telescopes called endoscopes to visualize and operate on the extra fat and loosening muscles that have developed. With special endoscopic instruments he will remove the excess fat in the center of the neck called the inter-platysmal and sub-platysmal fat, reduce the excess loosened platysma, and join both sides of the platysma muscle to each other suturing them together in a technique called a corset platysmaplasty. By joining them together, the muscle that was sagging tightens the muscles up under the chin, creating a single sheet of muscle, called a midline platysma plication. This single sheet of platysma muscle will them be a resistant barrier to neck bands forming.
Platysmaplasty Before and After Patient 4: This female patient wanted to have a smoother and younger looking neck. Dr. Jacono performed a platysmaplasty necklifting procedure. This patients after photos show that as much improved and rejuvenated neck.
His technique will not only improve the definition of a patient's jawline, but it will also tighten and smooth the neck leaving the patient looking rejuvenated and natural.
Candidates for a Platysmaplasty? Platysmaplasty Cost
Those patients with moderate aging of the neck usually between the ages of 40 and the late fifties are a candidate for a platysmaplasty. With more significant aging and heavier drooping neck, the platysmaplasty must be combined with a necklift surgery. In a necklift an additional incision is made behind the ears so the platysma muscle can be lifted from the sides in addition to the center. Extra skin will also be removed behind the ear.
The cost of an isolated platysmaplasty is much less than a necklift surgery.
Platysmaplasty Before and After Patient 5: This middle aged woman was unhappy with her jowls and very visible neck bands. She had Dr. Jacono perform her platysmaplasty neck surgery to address both issues. You can see in her after photos that her jawline and neck region both look rejuvenated and amazing.
Immediately after surgery, patients may experience a tight feeling in the neck. This is extremely normal and will subside gradually as the healing process continues. The recovery time for a platysmaplasty procedure involves a few days of downtime. Some patients may experience some bruising and swelling around the jawline, neck, and ears which usually subsides within 24 to 48 hours. Your initial results of the neck lift will be visible immediately and will continue to improve over next few weeks.
To find out more about this procedure or if you are considering undergoing a platysmaplasty neck lift with Dr. Jacono, you should schedule an in-person consultation to see if you are a good candidate for this neck lift procedure
Platysmaplasty Before and After Patient 6: With visible signs that her platysma muscles were weakening and beginning to sag, this female patient opted to have a platysmaplasty surgery with Dr. Andrew Jacono. Her after photos show a sleek and smooth neckline with a well defined jawline.
Contact Dr. Jacono and the New York Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr Jacono is considered one of the best platysmaplasty surgeons in NYC and America.
Dr. Jacono has offices located in Manhattan and on Long Island in Great Neck. Contact a member of his experienced staff today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jacono. During your consultation, he will be able to listen to your cosmetic concerns and he will be able to advise you on what rejuvenation procedures will be best suited for you and your goals.
Platysmaplasty Before and After Patient 7: This middle aged female patient had a platysmaplasty procedure with Dr. Jacono to correct her very visible neck bands. Her after photos show a rejuvenated neckline that looks years younger.
Platysmaplasty Before and After Patient 8: Suffering from sagging fatty jowls and a sagging neckline, this female patient wanted to look 10 years younger. Dr. Jacono performed a platysmaplasty neck lifting procedures to address this patients concerns. Her after photos should a refined jawline and a much smoother neck region.
Platysmaplasty Before and After Patient 9: This patient wanted to correct the wrinkles and very visible neck bands that she felt made her look older. Dr. Jacono performed a platysmaplasty procedure which smoothed the surface of her neck and reduced the noticeable neck bands.
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