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Neck Rejuvenation through the Lateral Platysma Window: A Key Component of Face-Lift Surgery

Pezeshk, Ronnie A. M.D.; Sieber, David A. M.D.; Rohrich, Rod J. M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: April 2017 - Volume 139 - Issue 4 - p 865–866
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003215
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Summary: Rejuvenating an aged face relies on maintaining facial harmony to provide optimal aesthetic results. Restoration of more youthful facial contours is dependent on blending the aesthetic facial topographic units. Many authors continue to debate the best approach for neck rejuvenation through a medial approach, a lateral approach, or a combination of the two. The authors present their approach to neck rejuvenation through medial platysma plication, inferior release, and lateral platysma window.

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From the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Received for publication April 26, 2016; accepted August 31, 2016.

Disclosure: The authors have no financial interests in this research project or in any of the techniques or equipment used in this study. Dr. Rohrich receives instrument royalties from Eriem Surgical, Inc., and book royalties from Thieme Medical Publishers. No funding was received for this article.

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Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, 9101 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75231,, @DrRodRohrich

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