Author(s): Baker DC
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Abstract BACKGROUND: The evolution of the author's technique for minimal incision rhytidectomy is reviewed. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to outline the indications, advantages, and disadvantages of this technique. METHODS: A total of 749 cases covering more than 10 years of clinical experience are reviewed. A classification of patient types is proposed that includes indications and surgical programs appropriate for each patient category. RESULTS: In properly selected patients, the technique is safe, reliable, and reproducible. Complication rates are similar to those of other standard techniques. CONCLUSIONS: Minimal incision rhytidectomy with lateral SMASectomy is a useful technique that the plastic surgeon can add to his or her armamentarium.
This article was published in Aesthet Surg J
and referenced in Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology