Author(s): Khawaja HA, HernandezPrez E
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Face-lifting can result in a number of complications. A mini-invasive technique is now presented. OBJECTIVE: To perform face-lifting as a simple, quick, and mini-invasive ambulatory approach in patients requiring mild to moderate lift. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a Khawaja-Hernandez or Keith needle and polypropylene 2-0, the superficial SMAS is pulled up and fixed to the periosteum of the temporal bone. Nineteen patients were so operated on, 14 women and 5 men, whose ages varied from 51 to 67 years. Pre- and postoperative photographs were taken. The degree of satisfaction was measured from 1 to 3 (1 being the least satisfactory). Informed consent was signed by all of the patients. RESULTS: Satisfactory results were obtained in all cases. Patients enjoyed the ease of the procedure. CONCLUSION: This is a simple, quick, and noncomplicated way to perform a face-lift. It can be combined with other modalities of facial rejuvenation.
This article was published in Dermatol Surg
and referenced in Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology