Platysmaplasty surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can help to improve the appearance of your neck and jawline. It involves making incisions into the skin and then manipulating the platysma muscle, which is located beneath the skin. This can help create a more defined jawline and neck contour. Dr. Thomas Romo III of Romo Plastic Surgery is pleased to provide this and other facial surgeries for patients in and around the area of New York, NY.
How is platysmaplasty performed?
There are various and different techniques that can be used during platysmaplasty surgery, and Dr. Thomas Romo III will tailor the procedure to suit your individual needs. The most common technique involves making an incision in front of the ear and then elevating the skin and fat tissue. The platysma muscle is then tightened with stitches or by using surgical tape. Another technique involves an incision under the chin and then manipulating the muscle through this incision.
What can I expect after the surgery?
Platysmaplasty surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes around 1-2 hours to complete. You may experience some bruising and swelling after the procedure, but this should resolve within a few weeks. You will likely need to take one to two weeks off work to recover from the surgery. Before patients schedule their surgical date, they will have the opportunity to talk to Dr. Thomas Romo III about all aspects of the procedure, including what to expect before, during, and after their surgery. Post-operative care is important to reduce the risk of complications.
Request an appointment to find out if you are a good candidate for platysmaplasty
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of the neck and jawline, platysmaplasty surgery may be a good option for you. This cosmetic procedure can assist in improving your overall appearance and give you more confidence in the way you look. Dr. Thomas Romo III is a plastic surgeon in New York, NY, who can provide this and other facial surgeries for new and returning patients. Call 212-288-1500 to request an upcoming appointment with our team at Romo Plastic Surgery.