Advances in Face-lift Techniques, 2013-2018

To synthesize the updated techniques in rhytidectomy published during the past 5 years, including surgical technique, advances in anesthetic technique, minimally invasive techniques, and adjunctive procedures performed at the time of rhytidectomy

Elizabeth M. Floyd

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • To synthesize the updated techniques in rhytidectomy published during the past 5 years, including surgical technique, advances in anesthetic technique, minimally invasive techniques, and adjunctive procedures performed at the time of rhytidectomy
  • On February 8, 2018, a literature search was performed of the PubMed and Cochrane databases using the search terms, face-lift or rhytidectomy and techniques
  • Articles published from February 8, 2013, to February 8, 2018, that related to techniques of facial rejuvenation in the lower one-third of the face by lifting and supporting tissue with 5 or more patients were included
  • Of the 84 articles included, 51 regarding techniques of face-lifting in the past 5 years pertained to soft-tissue techniques; 14 pertained to implants or adjunctive medications, such as tissue sealants; and 12 related to adjunctive techniques performed in addition to face-lifting, such as fat grafting, resurfacing, and liposuction
  • Several new techniques have been explored for rhytidectomy or face-lift in the past 5 years, including soft-tissue techniques, introduction of implants or topical medications such as tissue sealants, and concomitant adjunctive techniques to enhance results
  • There is considerable room for improvement in the literature if additional studies using cohort designs and validated outcomes are performed to validate the quality of the techniques introduced during the past 5 years

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