Rhytidectomy and the nasolabial fold

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Abstract

I describe a technical modification in the Skoog face lift procedure that releases the deep attachments of the SMAS to the muscles of facial expression for maximal mobility of the medial cheek yet elevates the cheek flap as a composite of skin, subcutaneous tissue, and SMAS to enhance skin perfusion. My results with the procedure in 100 patients are analyzed by using functional zones of the nasolabial fold corresponding to underlying musculature and a simple grading system based on preoperative and postoperative photographs. Marked improvement in the nasolabial fold was noted in over 80 percent of patients by 6 and 12 months postoperatively. This effect seemed to last up to 4 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-607
Number of pages7
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume90
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992

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Nasolabial Fold
Rhytidoplasty
Cheek
Skin
Facial Expression
Subcutaneous Tissue
Perfusion
Muscles

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Rhytidectomy and the nasolabial fold. / Barton, F. E.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 90, No. 4, 1992, p. 601-607.

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