Title

Vertical Neck Lifting

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am

Abstract

The authors' vertical neck lifting procedure is an extended deep plane facelift, which elevates the skin and SMAS-platysma complex as a composite unit. The goal is to redrape cervicomental laxity vertically onto the face rather than laterally and post-auricularly. The authors consider this an extended technique because it lengthens the deep plane flap from the angle of the mandible into the neck to release the cervical retaining ligaments that limit platysmal redraping. This technique does not routinely use midline platysmal surgery because it counteracts the extent of vertical redraping. A majority of aging face patients are good candidates for this procedure in isolation, but indications for combining vertical neck lifting with submental surgery are elucidated.

Volume Number

22

Issue Number

2

Pages

285-316

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/04/22

Status

Northwell Researcher

Facility

Northwell Health

Primary Department

Otolaryngology

PMID

24745389

DOI

10.1016/j.fsc.2014.01.006