For patients unhappy with a sagging neck, a face lift has usually been the most effective surgical option to regain a more youthful look.
Now, some surgeons are employing a procedure that can tighten the neck area without changing the appearance of the face.
The procedure involves making a small incision under the chin and then tightening the muscles in the neck. Corset platysmaplasty now has been in use for specific cases for about 20 years.
Studies by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have not specifically tracked this surgery and its frequency in the US, since many patients opt for a neck lift as part of a full face lift.
Some surgeons say that a neck lift and a face lift are linked because the muscles are connected. For any patient, a board certified plastic surgeon can offer the best option for each unique case.
Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery