When looking for an anti-aging neck surgery, patients may come across the terms “neck lift” and “platysmaplasty.” They often are used interchangeably or within the same context. This can lead to understandable confusion about what these procedures are and what the terminology actually means. Let’s answer the question, “Is platysmaplasty the same as a neck lift?”
A neck lift is an anti-aging surgery that corrects sagging and wrinkling skin on the neck. It is frequently performed alongside a facelift and can use the same incision near the ears. The term “neck lift” mainly refers to this skin removal procedure.
Platysmaplasty is a technique that tightens the platysma muscle of the neck. Most neck lifts will include a platysmaplasty because it provides optimal results in most cases. However, the two procedures are technically different.
They are often used in the same context because platysmaplasty is almost always part of neck lift surgery. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.