A variety of techniques are available to address the neck, including liposuction, midline platysmaplasty and chin augmentation.
Platysmaplasty involves tightening and removing skin from the human neck.
Careful preoperative evaluation of the patient's anatomy dictates the most appropriate procedure, ranging from laser skin resurfacing to sub-superficial muscular aponeurotic system (sub-SMAS) rhytidectomy with an extended platysmaplasty
. This article reviews the techniques that are available and the decision-making process in choosing the appropriate technique for the individual patient.
Joel Feldman's corset platysmaplasty
technique for counteracting gravitational changes in the mid to lower face and neck.
Excessive midline submental laxity can be problematic following rhytidectomy with platysmaplasty
in patients with features of rhytidosis facialis with extreme midline submental laxity and moderate submental fat (figure 1).