A platysmaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that tightens the midline neck muscles to provide patients with a more defined neckline. A platysmaplasty rejuvenates not only the neck area but under the chin as well. This procedure only tightens the muscles and does not remove excess skin or fat.
A platysmaplasty tightens the lax midline neck muscles that cause neck banding and an ill defined neckline. It is common for a platysmaplasty to be combined with a cervicoplasty to remove excess skin and fat, often referred to as a direct neck lift.
The goal of a platysmaplasty is to reduce the appearance of unsightly lines / vertical neck bands, in the neck and chin region.
The ideal candidate for a platysmaplasty has moderate aging of the neck and is usually between the ages of 40 and the late fifties.
The platysmaplasty begins by making a small, discreet, 3-4 cm incision underneath the chin. The platysma muscle bands are sutured together in the midline to reduce the appearance of neck bands and create a single layer of muscle, called a midline platysma plication.
Local, with or without oral/IV sedation, general
Duration of Stay
Same-day Surgery at the Abboud Plastic Surgery Centre
Swelling, bruising, and temporary numbness.
Dr. Jeffrey Abboud
Born and raised in Ottawa, Dr. Jeffrey Abboud is an accomplished plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience. He graduated medical school at the University of Ottawa in 1987 and then completed his Internship at Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland. Dr. Abboud completed three years of General Surgery training at Boston University, Boston Massachusetts, and a one-year Plastic Surgery Fellowship in Boston, MA. He went on to complete a two year residency in Plastic Surgery at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo Ohio. From 1995 - 1997, the Beth Israel Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, invited Dr. Abboud to be a Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery. During this time he was an active staff member at several hospitals in the Boston area.
In 1997, Dr. Abboud was Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. From 1997 - 2003, Dr. Abboud developed a community based practice in plastic surgery on the South Shore of Boston and worked there until his move to Ottawa in 2003 to establish his current practice. In 2011, Dr. Abboud was recognized by the CPSO (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) in the specialty of Plastic Surgery. Having performed over 17,000 Plastic Surgery procedures, Dr. Abboud draws from his high level of training and vast surgical experience to best serve his patients.