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Composite rhytidectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1615067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Signs of aging in the face reflect the change in position of deep anatomic elements, which are the platysma muscle, cheek fat, and the orbicularis oculi muscle. These changes occur from progressive ptosis of these elements, which continue to keep their intimate relationship with each other throughout the aging process. Conventional face lift procedures disrupt this normal relationship by separating the skin from these elements. All SMAS techniques reposition only the platysma muscle without repositioning the cheek fat and orbicularis muscle. This composite rhytidectomy allows elevation of a composite musculocutaneous flap containing all three elements for repositioning while maintaining their intimate relationship with each other and with the skin. One-hundred and sixty-seven composite rhytidectomies have been done with impressive results and minimal complications.
S T Hamra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-24     Completed Date:  1992-07-24     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-13     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dissection / methods
Middle Aged
Neck Muscles / surgery
Rhytidoplasty / methods*
Comment In:
Plast Reconstr Surg. 1993 Apr;91(5):964-5   [PMID:  8460207 ]
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Feb;109(2):824-5   [PMID:  11818886 ]

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