Semin Plast Surg 2009; 23(4): 257-263
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1242184
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Secondary Rhytidectomy

Daniel A. Hatef1 , Anthony P. Sclafani2 , 3
  • 1Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • 2Director of Facial Plastic Surgery, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York
  • 3Professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
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Publication Date:
16 November 2009 (online)


With the increase in popularity of aesthetic surgery, patients with previous face-lifts are increasingly encountered in clinical practice. Whereas the literature is replete with face-lift techniques and management of the primary rhytidectomy patient, there is a relative paucity of information concerning secondary facial rejuvenation procedures. This article is intended to bridge that gap and stimulate further discussion about this clinical situation.


Anthony P Sclafani, M.D. , F.A.C.S. 

Director of Facial Plastic Surgery, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

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