The corset platysma repair: a technique revisited.

Dermatologic Surgery

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2002 Abstract

0203-257 Jacob

Jacob CI, Kaminer MS.

The corset platysma repair: a technique revisited. Dermatol Surg. 2002 Mar;28(3):257-62. PMID: 11896779

Comment in: Dermatol Surg. 2002 Sep;28(9):869; author reply 869-70.

Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Platysma banding along with excess submental adipose tissue and sagging skin can lead to an aged appearance. Several methods for improving neck and submental contours exist, including neck liposuction, bilateral platysma plication, midline platysma plication with transection of distal fibers, necklift with skin excision, and botulinum toxin injection for platysma relaxation. With the current interest in minimally invasive procedures, surgeons and patients are searching for techniques that produce maximal improvement with minimal intervention.

To present a modified technique for maximizing neck contouring, discuss possible complications of the procedure, and describe appropriate candidates for the corset platysmaplasty.

We performed a retrospective analysis of 10 consecutive patients who underwent neck liposuction with concomitant corset platysmaplasty at our institution.

All 10 patients achieved good to excellent submental and jawline contouring, determined by both physician and patient assessment, with no visible platysma banding at 6 months follow-up. No major complications were noted.

Use of corset platysmaplasty is a safe and effective method for neck rejuvenation. This variation of platysmaplasty can be used in conjunction with neck liposuction to maximize jawline and neck contour enhancement.