Facial Plast Surg 2020; 36(04): 453-461
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713822
Original Article

Adjunctive Procedures in Facelifting

Catherine P. Winslow
1  Winslow Facial Plastic Surgery, Carmel, Indiana
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Abstract

Rhytidectomy, or facelift in layman's terms, is performed to reverse the appearance of facial aging. A lift can improve volume shifts with age, reposition sagging tissues, and eliminate skin redundancy. There are limitations to what can be accomplished with a facelift alone. Commonly performed adjuncts including surgery to the eyelids or brows, liposuction, and even rhinoplasty can be combined to improve the result. Further options exist that are more commonly overlooked or rarely offered to patients but can greatly enhance the surgeon's ability to remove years from the face. This article will cover some additional options that every facial plastic surgeon should be familiar with and experienced to both describe and perform.



Publication History

Publication Date:
31 August 2020 (online)

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