Tight skin around the jawline is one of the benefits of youth. As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity which causes the skin to sag. Gravity takes its toll and the skin under our chin and around our neck can sag causing that embarrassing “turkey wattle”. You don’t have to start gobbling, however. There is a simple solution called Platysmaplasty. While the surgical name may be complex, and is rather complex for the surgeon, it is a simple surgery for you.
This type of plastic surgery can involve several different procedures depending on your needs: liposuction, tightening the muscles in the neck, realignment of muscles, and even removal of some muscle when necessary. The end result is a smooth neck with tight skin around the jawline just like in your youth. It can drastically enhance your appearance and easily make you look ten or twenty years younger.
Sometimes a neck lift is performed at the same time as a face lift or other types of cosmetic plastic surgery. A consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon will provide you with the answers you need to make an educated decision on what type of plastic surgery you want and/or need. Questions such as pre-surgical requirements, length of recovery, levels of pain and swelling, cost, and expected results can all be thoroughly discussed.
We live in an age where health is of the utmost concern. We exercise regularly, drink lots of water, avoid pollutants and essentially do everything we can to look and feel our best. Despite our efforts, time will inevitably leave visible signs on your face and body. Plastic surgery gives us a way to combat the effects of time and gravity in order to live out our lives looking as beautiful and healthy as we feel.