The authors propose a more extensive lipectomy than usual along and above the mandibular branch, to obtain better results in the neck and lower face in rhytidectomy. The operative technique is based on anatomical findings. Results are excellent when the procedure is indicated and properly performed. Lipectomy is recommended in patients with abnormal fat deposits about the lower face and neck; it. is not advised for obese patients.
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