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Aesthet Surg J. 2001 Jan;21(1):14-26. doi: 10.1067/maj.2001.113557.

Minimal incision rhytidectomy (short scar face lift) with lateral SMASectomy: evolution and application.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical School, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York, NY, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The evolution of the author's technique for minimal incision rhytidectomy is reviewed.

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this article is to outline the indications, advantages, and disadvantages of this technique.

METHODS:

A total of 749 cases covering more than 10 years of clinical experience are reviewed. A classification of patient types is proposed that includes indications and surgical programs appropriate for each patient category.

RESULTS:

In properly selected patients, the technique is safe, reliable, and reproducible. Complication rates are similar to those of other standard techniques.

CONCLUSIONS:

Minimal incision rhytidectomy with lateral SMASectomy is a useful technique that the plastic surgeon can add to his or her armamentarium.

PMID:
19331867
DOI:
10.1067/maj.2001.113557

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