What is a platysmaplasty?

New York, NY men, and women who think of the signs of aging automatically think of the wrinkles and folds that develop on the face over time. However, there are other areas of the body that tend to show the signs of aging as well. Dr. Thomas Romo III of Romo Plastic Surgery is a dedicated professional who is available to help patients address aging elsewhere on the body, including the neck. With a procedure called a platysmaplasty, men and women can tighten and lift the skin of the neck area to not only eliminate sagging and neckbands but to improve the contour of the jawline for a more youthful appearance.

Who is a good candidate for platysmaplasty?

The platysmaplasty, or “neck lift,” is a common procedure for both men and women who are experiencing sagging skin on the jaw, jowls, and neck. Patients who desire a firmer, tighter appearance can have this procedure performed. Not only is it used to address the natural signs of aging, but it may also be performed for patients who have experienced significant weight loss and deal with excess skin and tissues in the area. The best candidates for this treatment are adult patients who are healthy and have realistic expectations of what can be achieved with plastic surgery.

What can I expect from platysmaplasty?

A neck lift can provide dramatic results for patients who are dealing with significant skin laxity in the area. The procedure is much more effective than other skin tightening solutions which are better suited for patients with mild cases of excess skin. This surgical procedure is performed during general anesthetics, and most patients leave the hospital on the day of their surgery. The doctor will provide post-operative instructions, including what to expect for recovery time and how to reduce the risk of infection and increased scarring.

Learn more about platysmaplasty today!

Dr. Thomas Romo III at Romo Plastic Surgery is here to help patients of the New York, NY community with cosmetic and medical-surgical procedures to improve the face and body. Call (212) 288-1500 to schedule a consultation appointment at his practice on 135 East 74th Street. His facility accepts new and current patients in the community and surrounding areas and provides top-notch surgical solutions for both men and women.

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