Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery

ORIGINAL ARTICLE - RETROSPECTIVE STUDY
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 417--421

Plication of neck strap muscles and platysma for double chin correction - A retrospective study


SM Balaji, Preetha Balaji 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. S M Balaji
Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, 30, KB Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600 018, Tamil Nadu
India

Introduction: There is an increased need for recontouring chin and submental areas for esthetic reasons. Reports of such surgeries across the world are present in the literature. India too has its share of chin and neck reconstruction needs. This study was carried out to document a single-center experience of authors' approach in isolated submentoplasty. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of case records of submentoplasty during 2012–2017 was collated. Cases fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected for this study. A qualitative assessment of the outcomes was performed. Results: Sixteen cases who had undergone isolated submental lipectomy with platysma plication formed the study group. The mean age was 44.38 ± 5.49, with a range of 37–54 years. There were 9 females and 7 males. The mean age of females was 42.89 ± 4.01, while for males, it was 46.29 ± 6.79 years. The mean follow-up ranged for 16.2 ± 3.4 months (14–20 months). None of the patients had major complications. Discussion and Conclusion: The modified mini-neck lift approach for an isolated submental lipectomy and strap muscles of suprahyoid group with platysma plication is presented. Careful manipulation of the fat removal, plication of platysma, strap muscle and positioning of incision would help to a greater extent. The anatomical challenges for this variation are discussed.


How to cite this article:
Balaji S M, Balaji P. Plication of neck strap muscles and platysma for double chin correction - A retrospective study.Ann Maxillofac Surg 2020;10:417-421


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Balaji S M, Balaji P. Plication of neck strap muscles and platysma for double chin correction - A retrospective study. Ann Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Feb 25 ];10:417-421
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