Facial plast Surg 2014; 30(04): 431-437
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1383561
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Complete Corset Platysmaplasty: Evolution of Addressing the Aging Neck

Keith A. LaFerriere
Mercy Facial Plastic Surgery, Springfield, Missouri
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Young S. Paik
Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery, Evansville, Indiana
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30 July 2014 (online)


Various techniques have been used to address the aging changes of the neck. This article reviews this evolution and describes the complete corset platysmaplasty procedure as the choice for optimal improvements in neck rejuvenation, especially when dealing with a “difficult neck.” Evaluation and treatment of the aging neck must always be individualized and when the complete corset platysmaplasty is performed for those that are candidates, our experience shows greater immediate as well as long term satisfaction with less recurrence.


Each of the authors has contributed to, read, and approved this article.