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Reply: Secondary Neck Lift and the Importance of Midline Platysmaplasty: Review of 101 Cases

Narasimhan, Kailash M.D.; Rohrich, Rod J. M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: December 2016 - Volume 138 - Issue 6 - p 1075e-1076e
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002802
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Private practice Sherman Surgery Center Sherman, Texas

Department of Plastic Surgery University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Texas

Correspondence to Dr. Narasimhan, Sherman Surgery Center, 1111 Sara Swamy Drive, Sherman, Texas 75090

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Sir:

We thank the authors for their interest and insight into our article, “Secondary Neck Lift and the Importance of Midline Platysmaplasty: Review of 101 Cases.”1 As they point out, we sought to emphasize in our evolution that opening the neck has truly provided consistent and reliable results. In our practice, we have not found scarring to be an issue in our patients, and a standard submental linear scar has been acceptable to patients. As the patient experience referred to in the Mexican population has also proven, the benefits of platysmal tightening and vastly improved neck contour far outweigh the scar burden. Opening the midline neck is clearly a reproducible technique.2

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DISCLOSURE

Dr. Narasimhan has no conflict of interest related to any aspect treated in the text. There were no royalties nor economic benefits. Dr. Rohrich is a volunteer member of the Allergan Alliance for the Future of Aesthetics and receives instrument royalties from Eriem Surgical, Inc., and book royalties from Taylor and Francis Publishing. No funding was received for this article.

Kailash Narasimhan, M.D.
Private practice
Sherman Surgery Center
Sherman, Texas

Rod J. Rohrich, M.D.
Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

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REFERENCES

1. Narasimhan K, Ramanadham S, O’Reilly E, Rohrich RJ. Secondary neck lift and the importance of midline platysmaplasty: Review of 101 cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016;137:667e675e.
2. Narasimhan K, Stuzin JM, Rohrich RJ. Five-step neck lift: Integrating anatomy with clinical practice to optimize results. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;132:339350.
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