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The extended SMAS approach to neck rejuvenation.

Research paper by Stephen W SW Perkins, Heather H HH Waters

Indexed on: 22 Apr '14Published on: 22 Apr '14Published in: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America



Abstract

Jowling, submental lipoptosis, and platysmal banding can affect self-image and reduce quality of life, leading one to seek facial and neck rejuvenation. With realistic expectations, a facelift can provide the desired improvement in appearance and sense of well-being. Before any intervention, a detailed history, focused examination, communication of expected outcomes with the assistance of preoperative digital imaging, and discussion of perioperative instructions are of utmost importance. Although many techniques exist, the modified deep plane extended superficial muscular aponeurotic system rhytidectomy with submentoplasty reliably delivers a significant improvement with lasting results.