Author(s): Keller GS, Namazie A, Blackwell K, Rawnsley J, Khan S
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To describe a simplified method of malar fat pad elevation to rejuvenate the midface, nasolabial folds, labiomental folds, infraorbital hollows, and jowls via a percutaneous approach. PATIENTS AND DESIGN: One hundred eighteen patients were evaluated over a 12-month period in a prospective fashion by the operating surgeon. Preoperative and postoperative photographs were used for comparison. SETTING: Private practice. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Elevation of the malar fat pad by a measured amount. RESULTS: At 3 months, all patients had a significant elevation of the malar fat pad (3-7 mm), with the exception of 2 early patients who underwent revision surgery, with satisfactory results. CONCLUSIONS: A simplified method of malar fat pad elevation is described. This method allows for elevation of the malar fat pad without extensive dissection. Excellent results are obtained with very little morbidity.
This article was published in Arch Facial Plast Surg
and referenced in Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology