A Necklift and Plastymaplasty are two different surgical procedures that focus on improving the appearance of the neck. Here are the key differences between the two:

  1. Necklift: A Necklift, also known as a Cervicoplasty or Neck Rejuvenation, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to address signs of aging in the neck area. It targets sagging or loose skin, excess fat deposits, and muscle laxity. The main objective of a Necklift is to create a more youthful and defined neck contour.

During a Necklift, the surgeon typically makes incisions behind or around the ears and may make an additional incision under the chin if necessary. The underlying muscles are tightened, excess fat may be removed through liposuction, and the skin is re-draped and trimmed as needed. This procedure can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and vertical bands on the neck, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

  1. Plastymaplasty: Plastymaplasty, also known as a Submentoplasty or Submental Lipectomy, is a surgical procedure that specifically focuses on the area under the chin and jawline. Its primary goal is to address a double chin or excess fat and tissue in the submental region.

During a Plastymaplasty, a small incision is typically made under the chin. Through this incision, the surgeon removes excess fat and may tighten the muscles in the submental area. The procedure is specifically targeted to improve the contour of the neck under the chin, addressing concerns such as a double chin or fullness in that area.

While both Necklift and Plastymaplasty can enhance the appearance of the neck, they have different focuses. Necklift is a more comprehensive procedure that addresses the overall appearance of the neck, including sagging skin, muscle laxity, and excess fat. Plastymaplasty, on the other hand, is a more specific procedure that concentrates on improving the contour and appearance of the area under the chin.

It’s essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns, goals, and the most suitable procedure for your individual needs. The surgeon will evaluate your specific anatomy and recommend the appropriate surgical approach to help you achieve your desired results.

Can or Should I have both procedures?

It is possible to have both a Necklift and Plastymaplasty procedures performed together, depending on your specific needs and goals. In some cases, patients may benefit from addressing both the overall appearance of the neck and the specific concerns in the submental area.

During your consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon, they will assess your facial anatomy, discuss your desired outcomes, and recommend the most appropriate surgical plan for you. They may suggest combining the two procedures to achieve comprehensive neck rejuvenation and improve both the overall neck contour and the specific area under the chin.

By combining Corrective Necklift and Plastymaplasty, the surgeon can address sagging skin, muscle laxity, excess fat, and submental fullness, resulting in a more harmonious and youthful neck appearance. However, the decision to undergo both procedures will depend on your individual circumstances and the recommendations of your surgeon.