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DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-37458
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Lateral SMASectomy

Daniel C. Baker
  • PrivatePractice New York NY.
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Publication Date:
26 February 2003 (online)


Many years of experience and trial and error have led to the development of the current technique: Lateral SMASectomy for rhytidectomy. This technique removes the SMAS portion over the anterior edge of the parotid gland and allows pull of the mobile anterior SMAS for improvement of the nasolabial fold and jawline without the higher rate of SMAS tearing or facial nerve injury. It has allowed consistent, good results with minimal morbidity.