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Millard D Ralph Jr. M.D.; Mullin, Walter R. M.D.; Ketch, Lawrence L. M.D.
Annals of Plastic Surgery: May 1983
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This is an tip-to-date review of the state of the art in the treatment of the fat neck at the University of Miami School of Medicine, based on twenty-five years of experience including several thousand cases. The combination of submental lipectomy, platysma myectomy, facelift, submandibular lipectomy, platysma myotomy, and posterior muscle traction with suture fixation has consistently produced marked improvement in the fat neck. Under this regimen, when the patient returns in five to ten years for a second lift, it is rare that the neck requires more than the skin tightening that comes with a simple facelift.

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