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Neck Platysma Bands Correction

Neck Platysma Bands Correction New York City and New Jersey

Platysma bands o vertical neckbands are one of the early sings of facial aging in patients. This is especially true in females. Presence of vertical neck lines (platysma bands) that become more prominent with grimacing and facial animation may be present even when the remainder of the face and jawline shows less signs of aging. This physical finding causes significant anxiety to patients.

There are several ways (non surgical and surgical techniques) to treat and correct the neck platysma bands. Dr. John Mesa, A New Jersey and New York City Board Certified Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon examines carefully each patient and determines the best technique to give the correction the patient desires, according to his or her anatomy, while taking into account their life style and desires for post-procedure downtime.

Our patients from around the globe, across the nation, and right here in New Jersey and New York City have found that neck platysma band treatment /correction can provide dramatic results.

Patients have multiple options for the treatment an correction of neck platysma bands (vertical neck bands):

    Non-surgical:

    • Plastysma bands treatment with Botox: Consist in the application of very small amounts of concentrated Botox in the vertical neck band (platysma band) to relax the platysma muscle, and therefore improve the severity of the platysma band with minimal downtime. This procedure can be done in the office in a walk-in setting. Longevity of the results requires serial treatments that are associated with the effect of the Botox treatment.

    Surgical:

    • Percutaneous platysmotomy: Consist in the transection of the platysma muscle at several points along the band through a percutaneous approach. The transection of the muscle avoids the formation of the band with animation or grimacing. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia. The downtime is generally associated with mild swelling and bruising that may last several days.
    • Retro-auricular Platysma band correction: Consist in reshaping of the platysma muscle through small-concealed incisions behind the ear. This can significantly correct the platysma banding with a long lasting event.
    • Submental Platysma band correction: Consist in reshaping the platysma muscle and therefore correction of the platysma bands through a submental (under the chin) incision. This approach allows to perform direct liposuction underneath the chin as well as removal of fat underneath the platysma muscle (subplatysma fat excision) to improve the contour of the neck and address the double chin deformity in selected candidate patients.
    • Neck Lift: Is indicated in patients with moderate to severe platysma banding that could be associated with significant signs of neck aging like loose skin, excess of submental (underneath the chin) fat. This technique is the gold standard of neck rejuvenation and platysma band correction.

How can a platysma band treatment / correction improve my neck?
Platysma band treatment / correction surgery with Dr. John Mesa, MD, Board Certified Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon In New Jersey and New York City corrects the signs of aging on the neck (vertical platysma bands, loose neck, lack of neck definition, etc) through different techniques / approaches making you look more youthful. Sometimes Dr. Mesa may accompany the procedure with Face Lift surgery for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. The benefits of platysma band treatment / correction include (depending on the technique used):

  • Correcting visible vertical bands on the neck (loose neck muscle, or platysma bands)
  • Removing loose, sagging skin from under the chin
  • Eliminating areas of fat from under the chin (double chin) and on the neck
  • Restoring a smooth, youthful-looking neck

Who is a candidate for platysma band correction / treatment New Jersey and New York City?
You are a candidate for platysma band correction /treatment if you have:

  • Visible neck vertical bands while in rest
  • Visible or loose neck muscle bands grimacing and facial animation
  • Lack of pleasing neck definition
  • Excess fat deposits in your neck in association of platysma bands

Although a successful platysma band correction can set back the clock, no cosmetic procedure can permanently prevent the effects of aging.

How is a platysma band treatment / correction in New Jersey and New York City performed?

New Jersey and New York City Board Certified Craniofacial and Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon, Dr. John Mesa, MD will perform your platysma band treatment / correction with a complete medical examination in advance of planning your treatment or surgery. Your neck will be evaluated based to determine the degree of looseness of neck muscle, excess of neck fat accumulation, relative excess of skin and severity of the platysma bands. Also the definition of the jaw line, angle of the mandible and chin will be evaluated.

Generally, Dr. John Mesa, MD performs your surgical platysma band treatment / correction in New Jersey and New York City with a discreet, well-hidden incision behind the ears and or bellow the chin. The incisions are designed to allow you to show off your beautiful results without being worried about or having to hide your scar. Through this incision, he restores a more youthful contour the muscles of your neck. Dr. Mesa my perform Liposuction of the neck if there is any excess fatty tissue in the neck bellow the chin. After shaping the underlying neck muscle, he will close the small incision for a well-rested rejuvenated look. For non-surgical platysma band, Dr. John Mesa will inject Botox in precise locations of the platysma band(s) to relax the muscle and therefore decrease the severity /improve the platysma banding. Treatment of platysma bands with Botox is performed in the office setting.

Where is surgical platysma band treatment / correction performed?
Dr. John Mesa, MD almost always performs your surgical platysma band treatment / correction in New Jersey and New York City as an outpatient surgical procedure. Although some of our patients prefer to have general anesthesia, most patients are comfortable under local anesthesia without general anesthesia. You will recover quickly after surgery and normally go home the same day. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery center and care for you for the first 24-48 hours.

How long does a surgical platysma band treatment / correction operation take?
Platysma band treatment / correction in New Jersey and New York City Board certified cosmetic Latin plastic surgeon Dr. John Mesa may take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours depending on the severity of the bands and therefore the surgical technique chosen. Dr. John Mesa will consult with you to fully outline any pre-surgical requirements, what procedures we will be performing and what you can expect afterward.

Can a surgical surgical platysma band treatment / correction be performed under local anesthesia In New Jersey and New York City?

Surgical platysma band treatment / correction can be safely performed under local anesthesia without having to go to sleep (general anesthesia), twilight sedation (IV sedation) or heavy oral sedation with Dr. John Mesa, Board Certified Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon in New Jersey and New York City. During his fellowship, Dr. Mesa perfected the technique to perform surgical platysma band treatment / correction under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort or pain. Several patients have successfully undergone surgical platysma band treatment under local anesthesia with Dr. John Mesa. He teaches his local anesthesia technique for Neck Lift and Face Lifts to national and international plastic surgeons during his teaching course at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeon (ASPS)

What can I expect after a surgical platysma band treatment / correction in New Jersey and New York City?
Bruising and swelling are common after your surgical platysma band treatment / correction New Jersey and New York City. Each patient is different, but for most, these side effects normally resolve within 2-3 weeks for the surgical treatments. We remove your bandages the next day after, and place you in a face and neck garment that should be wore for at least 7 days. Sutures are usually removed 5 or 7 days after surgery.

It is extremely important that your newly rejuvenated neck to be protected from sun damage after surgery. Avoid sun exposure, wear a broad-brimmed hat, and liberally apply SPF 50 or stronger sunscreen as instructed by Dr. Mesa.

When will I see results a surgical platysma band treatment in New Jersey and New York City?
Within a week, you should see a significant improvement. Once the swelling and bruising are gone, you may have minor scars that are hidden behind your ears. These too, will fade over time. Gradually, your new, younger neck will emerge a few weeks after surgery. Most of our patients enjoy the benefits of a surgical platysma band treatment / correction for many years. Depending on your age, you may have more than one surgical platysma band treatment in your lifetime.

Where is non-surgical platysma band treatment / correction with Botox performed?
Non-surgical platysma band treatment with Botox by Dr. John Mesa is performed in the office setting in any of his New Jersey and New York City office locations.

How long does a non-surgical plasma band treatment / correction with Botox take?
Platysma band treatment with Botox in New Jersey and New York City Board certified cosmetic Latin plastic surgeon Dr. John Mesa may take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes in the office setting

How long is recovery after non-surgical platysma band treatment / correction with Botox in New Jersey and New York City?
Very likely, you’ll be able to return to work next day after treatment of Platysma bands with Botox. You may develop mild swelling or mild bruising that last just few days. We will closely follow your progress to ensure a smooth recovery

When will I see results a non-surgical surgical platysma band treatment with Botox in New Jersey and New York City?
Within 3 to 4 days, you should see a significant improvement. If you develop any swelling and bruising these will fade in few days. Depending on the severity of the platysma bands and your age, you may require a touch up with Botox within a week to improve the results.

Why not go to a Primary Care Physician Dentists, Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Internists and “cosmetologists” for non-surgical or surgical platysma band treatment?

Practitioners like dentists and other doctors who are not formally residency-trained and Board Certified to perform non-surgical or surgical platysma band treatment /correction surgery have been found to suffer a much higher rate of complications, as it’s a side interest to them, and not a treatment they’re certified to do all day long. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, “operated look”, etc.

Only a licensed professional with the knowledge, training and skills required to achieve optimum results should perform non-surgical or surgical platysma band treatments. Look for a plastic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top residency and fellowship institutions.

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