The muscle fibers that support the neck are collectively known as the platysma. This sheet of muscle can weaken over time, accelerating some of the visible signs of aging such as skin laxity, vertical neck bands, and even a double chin. If you are unhappy with the way loose neck skin has affected your appearance, you may be able to benefit from a procedure known as platysmaplasty. Contact Flores Plastic Surgery to book your initial consultation and learn more.
When Is Platysmaplasty Necessary?
Neck band muscles are always present, but they are not usually visible until the skin and muscles in the area begin to lose their integrity. When the platysma muscle has weakened to the point that these bands become visible, it cannot usually be restored with topical creams and ointments alone. Even more recently developed techniques, including treatments that utilize ultrasound or radiofrequency energy, can only help so much. Only a carefully performed surgical procedure can help restore the platysma muscle to its proper placement and strength.
Is Platysmaplasty Right for Me?
If you have noticed a jawline that has begun to sag due to loose skin brought on by the aging process, a procedure like platysmaplasty could be right for you. Most patients who choose this procedure often do so because they have seen lackluster results with topical creams or otherwise non-invasive treatments. If you are considering undergoing platysmaplasty, you should also be in generally good health and able to handle general anesthesia.
Ultimately, our doctor will determine if a procedure like platysmaplasty is the best course of action for your needs. This will be decided after scheduling a consultation with you and discussing your expectations and goals.
The Benefits of Platysmaplasty
Platysmaplasty offers a wide array of benefits that typically do not come with non-surgical procedures. These include:
- Long-lasting results
- Visibly more youthful profile
- A permanent solution to platysmal bands
Platysmaplasty is a procedure designed to last. Once the bands of the platysma muscle have been restored, it will be several years before they start to weaken again. That said, you should not expect something like this to happen for a very long time following your procedure. Many patients enjoy the results of their surgery for upwards of a decade.
When Will I See Results?
Your results will be immediately visible after surgery, but there may be some initial swelling afterwards. However, any swelling should go down completely within a couple weeks following your procedure. Your results will be fully visible by this point.
Find Out if Platysmaplasty Is Right for You
At Flores Plastic Surgery, we serve Miami and the surrounding area with personalized procedures just like platysmaplasty. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if this procedure is right for you.