Posted on July 19, 2015 in Plastic Surgery
Neck lift surgery can be personalized for each client’s individual needs by incorporating various techniques to achieve a desired outcome. For patients looking to diminish the banded, turkey-like look on their neck, a particular kind of neck lift surgery known as a platysmaplasty may be in order.
During a platysmaplasty, the platysma muscles are modified, and parts are sometimes removed entirely. These are two large, sheet-like muscles that run down from the chin to the collarbone.
First, an incision is created behind the ears, below the chin, or in both sites. The surgeon uses specified tools to adjust and remove the muscle tissue, eliminating the banded areas. The incision is then closed with sutures, as with the other neck lift procedures.
To learn more about neck lift surgery and the available options, contact board-certified surgeon Dr. Evan Ransom for a consultation in our San Francisco office.
Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.