Neck Band Submentoplasty | San Jose, Mountain View, San Mateo
The development of neck bands occurs as early as the fouth decade and results from gravity – induced changes to the platysma muscle in the neck. The bands form at the midline of the neck beneath the chin and, in later years, is one of the defining features of the aging neck.
About Neck Band Surgery
Neck band surgery, submentoplasty, is indicated for patients who wish to reduce the hanging muscle bands that distort the neck shape and increase the cervicomental angle (angle created by the chin and neck in increased by tightening the muscle). The procedure is performed with local anesthesia and is typically combined with neck liposuction in patients with good skin elasticity and combined with a vertical vector face lift in patients who desire tightening of the neck skin.
The local anesthesia procedure consists of a small incision in the chin crease (under the chin), surgical reduction of the neck bands, and meticulous suturing of the skin incision. The small incision scar is barely visible and is hidden within the chin crease.
When combined with liposuction alone, the procedure has only a few days of downtime.