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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60--63

Scarless platysmaplasty for platysmal bands


Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Tustin, CA, USA

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Melvin A Shiffman
1101 Bryan Ave., Suite G, Tustin, California - 92780
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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.






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