While fillers or botox can improve neck wrinkles by improving skin elasticity, some wrinkles will be improved only temporarily while deep or dark ones may still be visible.
The key to getting rid of neck wrinkles is tightening the platysma muscle. The platysma is a muscle that supports the whole neck. When this muscle is weakened, the neck sags and folds causing wrinkles. Therefore, strengthening the platysma muscle is essential for neck wrinkle improvement.
Platysmaplasty is a surgical procedure during which an incision is made under the chin or behind the ear and the platysma muscle, along with the skin, is pulled vertically and sutured. As a result, deep wrinkles are reduced in their size and fine wrinkles are disappeared. Since the skin of the neck is very thin and blood vessels and bones are very close, high skills and attention are required during surgery.
If the neck is droopy due to excess fat, the effect can be obtained only through liposuction.
Since only some tissues are disturbed during the operation, post-operative swelling or bruising is minimized, and it takes about 5 to 7 days on average to get back to daily activities or be able to resume work. Therefore, neck lift surgery or platysmaplasty is popular among short-term foreign visitors in Korea.