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Platysmaplasty

(Chin Augmentation)

Dr. Kevin R. Hanz is one of the leading platysmaplasty plastic surgeons in Dallas, TX that aims to solve such patients’ problems as jowly chin line, loose and wrinkly neck skin, loss of elasticity (“double chin”, “turkey neck”), and make a distinctive angle between
neck and face.

What is Platysmaplasty Surgery?

Platysmaplasty is another term for neck lift surgery, a procedure which aims to contour the neck for a lifted, more youthful appearance. The platysma is a thin layer of muscle on either side of the neck separated into two sides along the midline, hence the term platysmaplasty surgery. As we age, the connective tissue linking the platysma to the skin becomes loose, giving the appearance of a sagging neck.

What is Platysmaplasty Surgery?

Platysmaplasty is another term for neck lift surgery, a procedure which aims to contour the neck for a lifted, more youthful appearance. The platysma is a thin layer of muscle on either side of the neck separated into two sides along the midline, hence the term platysmaplasty surgery. As we age, the connective tissue linking the platysma to the skin becomes loose, giving the appearance of a sagging neck.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A PLATYSMAPLASTY PROCEDURE?

This minimally-invasive neck lift technique can successfully correct a number of common concerns, including:

  • Prominent neck cords or bands
  • Double chin
  • Fatty jowls at the chin and jawline areas
  • “Turkey wattle” skin that is loose and saggy near the center of the neck

The cosmetic benefits of platysmaplasty are significant. However, patients also appreciate that this procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis and that they can recover comfortably at home over the course of one to two weeks.

What Does The Surgery Involve?

The platysmaplasty procedure usually takes between 2 to 3 hours and requires the patient to be under general anesthetic. This surgery is different to a normal neck lift because it focuses on where the platysma muscle is at its weakest, which is under the chin. An incision is made underneath the chin where fat is then removed, usually with liposuction. The platysma muscle is then exposed and brought back together with surgical stitches. The wounds are then closed with more stitches.

How Do I Prepare For The Platysmaplasty Procedure?

We know that choosing to have cosmetic surgery is never a decision taken lightly, which is why we hold consultations before any commitments are made. During this initial consultation, you’ll need to be honest with us about your medical history and surgery expectations. Dr. Kevin Hanz will then discuss the best course of treatment, as well as any downsides there may be to the surgery. Additional precautions that you’ll need to consider include quitting smoking at least 6 weeks prior to surgery, and stop taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements. We also recommend making arrangements with a family member or friend to assist you after surgery. Although these are some considerations to keep in mind, Dr. Kevin Hanz will review all preparations for before and after your platysmaplasty procedure.

Platysmaplasty Procedure Aftercare Considerations

After your platysmaplasty surgery, you’ll need to wear a special compression garment that will help to reduce the bruising and swelling. The following week after surgery you’ll be checked over in our practice and Dr. Kevin Hanz will answer any questions you may have regarding the recovery process.

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What is Lipo AI?

LipoAI's  involves identifying fat without immediate extraction, allowing Dr. Hanz to precisely target and dissolve fat cells while preserving surrounding tissues. This targeted approach not only minimizes bodily trauma and reduces the risk of vascular or nerve damage but also promotes skin tightening for smoother, more natural-looking results. By liquefying fat prior to removal, the procedure ensures a gentler extraction process, contributing to enhanced patient comfort and expedited post-operative recovery.

What is Renuvion®?

The first major advancement in decades of skin treatments for the face, Renuvion is a new and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing and contracting the skin — all in one procedure.

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How do I know if Lipo ai is right for me?

The first major advancement in decades of skin treatments for the face, Renuvion is a new and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing and contracting the skin — all in one procedure. Renuvion is an amazing non-surgical solution for reducing wrinkles and rhytides, but it’s not for everybody. This procedure requires recovery time and is not recommended for patients with darker skin tones but is limited to patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I, II, or III. Dr. Kevin Hanz will talk to you about your goals, your lifestyle, and whether Renuvion is the right option for you.

What can Lipo ai Treat?

LipoAI can treat various areas of the body where excess fat accumulates, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, back, buttocks, and submental region (under the chin). It's effective for both large and small areas, providing precise contouring and skin tightening.

    How does Lipo ai work?

    Lipo AI skin tightening treatment works by using laser energy to target the deeper layers of the skin. The laser heats the collagen fibers in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting tighter, smoother skin over time.

    Why is this treatment good for my skin?

    This treatment is beneficial for the skin because it stimulates collagen production, which helps to improve skin elasticity and firmness. It also promotes cell renewal, resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance.

    Will I be asleep during the Lipo AI treatment?

    Lipo AI does not require a patient to be asleep or undergo general anesthesia. The procedure may be completed with a patient awake. Patients are given a light sedative to feel more relaxed and insure a pleasant, comfortable experience. Many of our patients prefer to avoid general anesthesia and really appreciate the awake approach. Having said that, we do offer the possibility of full anesthesia for those patients that may prefer to be more asleep during the procedure.

    What should I expect during the recovery time?

    During the recovery period, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. The recovery typically involves significantly less down time than other forms of Liposuction. Symptoms are usually mild and most patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. Patients may appreciate initial results in as little as 2-3 days, though maximum benefits may take several weeks to months to become fully apparent as the body heals and remodels. 

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