Semin Plast Surg 1998; 11(2): 91-107
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1080254
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Correction of Platysma Deformities

Claudio Cardoso De Castro
  • Professor and Chief, Plastic Surgery Division, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Publication Date:
19 June 2008 (online)


This paper describes the most common alterations in neck contour produced by the aging process. First, the author's ideas about the role of platysma muscle and the other anatomic elements in causing neck deformities are outlined, followed by a thorough description of the platysma muscle's anatomy. The author's surgical preferences are then detailed and discussed.

Finally, the principal complications of surgery for the correction of platysmal deformities are presented and suggestions for avoiding them are provided.