Platysmaplasty, the neck lift procedure aims at removing excess skin and fat from the neck area. As people age, the skin on their neck tends to hang or sag. This procedure can be done alone, or accompanied by a face lift.
Any healthy individual over the age of 40, who desires to remove excess skin in the neck area due to age or weight loss is a good candidate for neck lift surgery.
The first step is a detailed consultation with your surgeon, who will discuss with you the different treatment options and combinations available. After an anesthesia is administered, an incision will be made under your chin or behind your ears where the skin will be gently raised.
Your surgeon will tighten the muscles underlying the soft tissue in the neck and remove any excess skin or fat by liposuction or cutting it out. The skin is resurfaced on the neck and incisions are closed with dissolvable or removable stitches. This procedure is outpatient, which means that the patient can return home the same day.
Average Duration of Neck lift surgery: 2-3 hours