CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Plast Surg 2004; 37(01): 60-63
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1699034
Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

Scarless platysmaplasty for platysmal bands

Melvin A. Shiffman
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Tustin, CA
Sid Mirrafati
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Tustin, CA
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Publication Date:
15 January 2020 (online)


Transection of plastysmal bands has required a surgical approach that leaves scars and limits patient activities for a period of time. The author has developed a simple method to transect the platysmal bands under local anesthesia without resorting to skin incisions. The transection is performed with the use of a Vicryl ® suture that is inserted through the skin, around the platysmal band, and then out through the original entry point. A back and forth motion of the suture cuts through the band.