I wanted to post an update on a neck lift patient who had contouring of her neck and lower face using neck liposuction combined with platysmaplasty. She is a wonderfully pleasant young lady from San Diego who desired more definition along her lower face and upper neck region. We consulted with her and discussed in detail the various options including possible liposuction and tightening of the neck muscle, termed a platysmaplasty. Given her anatomy and desired goal, I recommended she undergo combined neck liposuction and platysmaplasty to lift her neck region. We took her to surgery several months ago and performed liposculpture of the neck to remove the excess unwanted fat. Going under the chin we also tightened the neck muscle. The end result is a fairly dramatic improvement in her lower face and neck appearance as seen in the attached photos. On front and side views of her face, one can see how much change there was by looking at the shaded areas. This happens to be a very common procedure in my facial plastic surgery practice in terms of neck lift choice of procedures.