Platysmaplasty

Commonly known as a Necklift

 

Relaxed neck muscles and sagging skin are part of normal aging, lifestyle, weight loss, weight gain and the downward pull of gravity. Excess skin, muscle and fat that pooches out under the chin shows up as “turkey waddle.” A youthful face is accentuated by a youthful neckline while loose hanging skin, excess fat and jowls dramatically highlight an aging face.

 

Benefits of Necklift (Platysmaplasty)

• Necklift corrects sagging skin & muscles in the aging neck
• It is often done in combination with neck liposuction to eliminate a “double chin”
• Necklift surgery restores more youthful neck definition and contour in men & women
• When combined with a facelift…the most dramatic results are achieved
• Dr. Bloom employs today’s less invasive, more advanced, refined techniques
• Necklift and facelift techniques can take 10 years off your face…you always look younger!

 

Is Necklift Surgery right for you?

Good candidates for necklift surgery are men and women who want to rejuvenate their neck to look more youthful. If you have a strong desire and realistic goals, you could be a great candidate for Dr. Bloom’s necklift procedure. You should be in otherwise good health and able to help Dr. Bloom realistically evaluate your concerns and goals.

 

Necklift Surgery / Platysmaplasty

Using refined microscopic instruments, Dr. Bloom will work through tiny incisions under your chin to manipulate the platysma muscle and restore it to a more youthful position. Through tiny incisions behind the ears, he will remove loose hanging skin and then lift and suture secure the rest of the neck muscle into its proper place. Excess fat will be liposuctioned to restore contour and definition to the chin and neck. A compression bandage is usually worn for about 1 week while healing takes place.

 



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Did you Know?

Dr. Bloom is one of the few surgeons on the Main Line who has gone through such rigorous and prestigious training, including board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and a fellowship with the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Bloom has comprehensive experience in face lifting, rhinoplasty, ear surgery, eyelid rejuvenation, brow and forehead aesthetic surgery.

 

Dr.  Bloom on Neck Lifts

Sagging neck skin can be a dead give away as to how old you really are…even if your face is smooth & wrinkle free.

 

Necklift Surgery Frequently Asked Questions:

 

What Anesthesia is Used During Necklift Surgery?

Necklift is usually performed using local anesthesia and IV sedation. Dr. Bloom will discuss this during your consultation when that decision will be made.

 

What is Necklift Surgery?

Often called platysmaplasty, a necklift is performed surgically to restore a neck to a more youthful condition and appearance. Removing excess fat, sagging and excess skin and tightening relaxed muscles can rejuvenate an aging neck rejuvenated to look years younger. Necklift surgery is most often done in tandem with a facelift to achieve a harmonious, balanced, younger, more natural look.

 

Who Can Have a Necklift?

Men and women of various ages and stages in lift who want to look younger…and who are in otherwise good health…can have necklift surgery.

 

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a method of fat removal, which employs a gentle vacuuming technique, to remove excess fat deposits in various areas of the body. Liposuction is often done as part of different surgical procedures to allow for sculpting and contouring of that area.

 

Will I Have Scars After my Necklift?

Because Dr. Bloom employs state of the art instruments and advanced techniques, he can minimize visual scars. All incisions leave scars, but his incisions are very tiny, are well hidden and fade over time into invisible thread lines. The incisions for a necklift are carefully hidden under the chin and behind the ears.

 

Will Insurance Pay for Necklift?

NO. This is a cosmetic procedure and insurance does not typically cover it. Financing, however, is available today. Ask about it in our business office.