Platysmaplasty in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit

Rejuvenate the Neck 


Platysmaplasty targets the skin and muscles in the neck, tightening them to restore a firm, youthful appearance to the neck and surrounding areas. Although it is often overlooked, the neck can benefit greatly from this treatment and it will help enhance and complement the results from facial procedures.

The procedure can produce permanent results that take years off the appearance. Although many patients focus their efforts on rejuvenating the face, it is quite impressive how significantly a platysmaplasty can change your appearance for the better. 

The Procedure



What Platysmaplasty treats

  • Loose skin and muscles in the neck
  • Neck bands
  • Double chin
  • Jowls

Procedure time

Varies by patient, up to two hours

Recovery time 

The recovery period immediately following a platysmaplasty is approximately one week, during which time patients are encouraged to take time away from work and other activities. Full recovery can take about one month.


The results from platysmaplasty are visible immediately, as the muscles and skin are tightened. These results will become increasingly visible as any side effects fade, and will be permanent. 

How Painful is a Platysmaplasty?

The platysmaplasty procedure is performed using local anesthesia, ensuring that you remain safe and comfortable throughout the duration of your surgery. The discomfort from a platysmaplasty will come during recovery. However, this pain can be effectively managed by following the appropriate recovery protocol and pain management tips. These include sleeping with your head elevated, using over-the-counter pain relievers and by resting as much as possible.

Where are the Scars from a Platysmaplasty?

Traditionally, the incision for a platysmaplasty is made under the chin. While this will produce a small scar, it will be well-hidden by the natural contours of the chin, jawline and neck. Therefore, any scarring should be virtually invisible.

What is the Difference Between a Platysmaplasty and a Neck Lift?

The difference between a platysmaplasty and a neck lift is that a platysmaplasty does not remove excess skin. It simply tightens the skin and the underlying muscles to produce a more youthful appearance. On the other hand, a neck lift can eliminate excess skin and fat to further enhance the results.

Am I A Good Candidate for Platysmaplasty?

If you would like to enhance the contours of the neck to achieve a more youthful appearance, you may be a good candidate for the platysmaplasty. The best way to find out if a platysmaplasty is right for you is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Charles Boyd. During your consultation, you can discuss your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best possible results. We offer platysmaplasty at BOYD Birmingham in Birmingham, Michigan.