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J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Oct;118(5):283-288. doi: 10.1016/j.jormas.2017.06.014. Epub 2017 Jul 3.

Midface rejuvenation surgery combining preperiosteal midcheek lift, lower blepharoplasty with orbital fat preservation and autologous fat grafting.

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1
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillo-facial Surgery, Henri-Mondor Hospital, 51, avenue du Maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny, 94010 Créteil, France.
2
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillo-facial Surgery, Henri-Mondor Hospital, 51, avenue du Maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny, 94010 Créteil, France. Electronic address: barbara.hersant@gmail.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to describe a technique for midface rejuvenation combining lower blepharoplasty, midcheek lift and autologous fat transfer.

METHODS:

All patients who underwent a midface rejuvenation procedure performed by the same surgeon and using a classic subciliary blepharoplasty surgical approach were identified. The technique combined three distinct procedures: lower blepharoplasty with use of a transposition flap of orbital adipose tissue in the medial and central compartment to reduce the subpalpebral bags and attenuate the palpebrojugual sulcus; midcheek lift in the preperiosteal plane with trans-osseous fixation exerting traction on the soft tissues of the cheek along several vectors; autologous fat transfer to offset the loss of volume in the target area.

RESULTS:

Between January 2011 and December 2015, 14 patients were operated with the described technique. Long-term results were good and stable over time. Two complications in the form of ectropion were observed in the series but resolved with daily massages.

CONCLUSIONS:

The combination of lower blepharoplasty, midcheek lift and autologous fat transfer appear to enable treatment of midface ageing. The results were satisfactory and durable, and the procedure was well tolerated. The procedures could be combined with others for the treatment of the upper and lower face during the same surgical procedure.

KEYWORDS:

Aesthetic; Aging; Blepharoplasty; Lifting; Lipofilling; Midface

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