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What you need to know prior to platysmaplasty surgery

istock 1278015578 1 The skin on the next can be one of the telltale signs of aging. As we age, we naturally lose our stores of collagen and elastin that keep our skin supple and firm. This causes the development of skin laxity, which in turn causes the formation of vertical and horizontal bands and creases on the skin of the neck. To correct this, patients often turn to a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Thomas Romo III of New York, NY.

What can a plastic surgeon do for sagging neck skin?

To achieve tightening and reduce the appearance of an aging neck, the team at Romo Plastic Surgery will often recommend a neck lift, medically known as platysmaplasty surgery. Platysma refers to the muscles that are present on the front portion of the neck. During the platysmaplasty procedure, Dr. Thomas Romo III will remove excess skin and tighten the underlying muscles in the neck to smooth the area. At the same time, this procedure helps in shaping and contouring the jawline for a more defined appearance. The surgery addresses the entire area of the neck and jaw to eliminate these unsightly areas of aging.

Who is a good candidate for this procedure?

The best candidates for the platysmaplasty treatment are adult patients who are interested in addressing sagging neck skin due to aging, significant weight loss, or genetics.  Patients should be men or women who are taking good care of their body and in good overall health and wellness.

What do I need to know about this procedure before moving forward?

  • Some medications and supplements may need to be stopped a week or two prior to the procedure
  • Patients should avoid supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs for approximately two weeks before their surgery
  • Patients will need to plan time off of work and other activities until the area has healed properly
  • Patients need to follow their postoperative care instructions closely to reduce the risk of complications such as infection

Call Romo Plastic Surgery today!

Patients in the area of New York, NY who are in need of treatments to improve relaxed skin and folds underneath the chin and jaw will want to call Dr. Thomas Romo III to determine if they are an appropriate candidate for the platysmaplasty procedure.   The office is located at 135 East 74th Street and accepts new patients interested in surgical procedures. Call (212) 288-1500 to schedule an appointment with our team at Romo Plastic Surgery.

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