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March 1986

Liposuction and the Platysma Muscle

Author Affiliations

From the University of Miami Medical School.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986;112(3):306-308. doi:10.1001/archotol.1986.03780030070014

• Adequate correction of an obtuse cervicomental contour frequently requires not only fat removal but tightening of the platysma muscle as well. The introduction of liposuction as a safe and effective technique for removing subcutaneous fat and sculpturing the neck has created some confusion as to the need, if any, to manipulate the platysma muscle.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:306-308)