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Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Aug;20(4):262-6. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e328355b175.

Rhytidectomy: current concepts, controversies and the state of the art.

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  • 1Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. marcus@surgery.wisc.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

To evaluate the current evidence-based medicine for rhytidectomy. Specific techniques and their scientific rationale are explored. The authors' practice modifications based on this evidence will be reviewed.

RECENT FINDINGS:

The utilities of short scar facelift techniques are validated. Specific indications for the deep plane technique are also discussed.

SUMMARY:

The reader will understand the rationale for choosing specific rhytidectomy techniques for young patients, older patients and specific anatomic findings.

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22894994
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