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More Than a Brow Lift: The Importance of Brow Shape.

James E Zins

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Jul 13;49(3):ix-x. Epub 2022 May 13.

Section of Cosmetic Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Desk A 60, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address:

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An Algorithm for Correction of the Aging Upper Face.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Jul;49(3):415-420

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

As the approach to the upper face has evolved in recent years, so has the focus of aesthetic brow procedures. Brow position was the primary focus early in the late twentieth century, with the coronal brow lift the primary means of surgical correction. In more recent years, improving or maintaining brow shape has taken on greater importance and has increasingly been addressed by contemporary techniques. Read More

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Direct Browlift.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Jul;49(3):409-414

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cole Eye Institute, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.

Direct browlifting comprises various techniques to lift the brows using incisions on or around the brows. The classic direct browlift involves removing an ellipse of skin and subcutaneous tissue within or just above the brow cilia. However, the technique can be modified to address only lateral brow ptosis, to place the incision in the midforehead or the eyelid crease, and to place the incisions in different areas during bilateral surgery to attempt to improve symmetry. Read More

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Creating Harmonious Arcs: The Importance of Brow Shape in Determining Upper Lid Aesthetics.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Jul;49(3):389-397

Private Practice, 660 Glades Road, Suite 210, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA.

Brow lifting, when indicated, can significantly improve upper eyelid aesthetics. Brow lifting is a powerful maneuver to shape and lateralize the curvature of the brow arc and directly influences the upper eyelid fold height and the curvature of the upper eyelid crease. This article reviews the importance of upper periorbital aesthetic assessment because it lays the foundation to tailor the appropriate operative intervention. Read More

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The Gliding Brow Lift.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Jul;49(3):377-387

Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Grotting Plastic Surgery, One Inverness Center Parkway, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35242, USA. Electronic address:

Subcutaneous undermining for brow lifting is not a new technique, but the gliding brow lift is evolutionary in the sense that it can be done through 1 or 2 tiny incisions and the brow shape maintained with transcutaneous running sutures (the hemostatic net). Undermining over the frontalis muscle and galea is performed using blunt dissectors and the lifting is done with superior traction, holding the brow in the desired shape with the hemostatic net. Read More

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Subcutaneous Lateral Temporal Lift.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Jul 13;49(3):365-375. Epub 2022 May 13.

Northwell Health System/Hofstra University, Zucker School of Medicine, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, 1009 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028, USA. Electronic address:

Over the past decades, the understanding of the nuances of forehead anatomy and facial aging has grown immensely. Safe and reliable options for forehead rejuvenation followed. Although noninvasive techniques are an important adjunct in forehead rejuvenation, the mainstay of treatment of the eyebrow is operative intervention. Read More

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Endoscopic Brow Lift.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Jul;49(3):357-363

Cleveland Clinic Department of Plastic Surgery, Desk A 60, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.

This article discusses the physiology of brow ptosis and compares how depressor muscle alteration combined with wide subperiosteal undermining leads to its correction. A detailed description and a series of videos illustrate the endoscopic technique. Long-term before and after photographs demonstrate the efficacy of the procedure. Read More

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The Hairline Brow Lift.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Jul 13;49(3):349-356. Epub 2022 May 13.

Cleveland Clinic Department of Plastic Surgery, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195-0001, USA; Section of Cosmetic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Plastic Surgery, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195-0001, USA. Electronic address:

Effective rejuvenation of the upper face results when effective brow repositioning is combined with maintenance or improvement of brow shape. Endoscopic brow lift techniques have increased in popularity as surgeons have investigated less invasive surgical procedures. This article provides a comparison of hairline brow lift with other open and endoscopic techniques used for improving brow position. Read More

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Brow Anatomy and Aesthetics of the Upper Face.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Jul;49(3):339-348

Cleveland Clinic Department of Plastic Surgery, 9500 Eucllid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44195, USA.

The surgical approach to the brow has changed perhaps more than any other facial esthetic procedure in the past 20 years. Understanding the functional anatomy of the upper face is the best means of maximizing results and minimizing untoward events in this region. The surgical and clinical correlation is addressed in detail in this article. Read More

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Reconstruction of Scalp Anterior Hairline with Tissue Expansion and Skin Flap.

Skin Appendage Disord 2022 May 6;8(3):261-264. Epub 2021 Dec 6.

Coordinator of Plastic Surgery Department, Hospital do Servidor Público Municipal, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: Cutaneous defects involving the frontal region and anterior hairline of the scalp can result from congenital or acquired conditions. The negative esthetic impact can cause disturbances in the psychic and social sphere of the patient, causing problems in interpersonal relationships and in the body image itself. The use of skin expanders is usually effective in this region due to the bone base providing support and stability for its use. Read More

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Incorporating the Osseous Genioplasty Into Rejuvenation of the Lower Face.

Aesthet Surg J 2022 Jun 15. Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.

Background: The chin plays a critical role in the shape, projection, and soft tissue support of the lower face. Osseous genioplasty is a powerful tool in facial rejuvenation as it allows for optimal control of the resulting chin dimensions and improvement in submental and submandibular laxity. Osseous genioplasty can be used alone or in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures to achieve an optimal result. Read More

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A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Early Relapse After Facelift.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 9. Epub 2022 May 9.

Private Practice, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Early relapse is an adverse outcome of facelift surgery. The rate of early relapse is an indirect measure of the longevity and efficacy of facelift techniques. However, early relapse after facelift is ill-defined, under-evaluated, and under-reported, and literature data on the subject are dispersed. Read More

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Deep Plane Anatomy for the Facelift Surgeon: A Comprehensive Three-Dimensional Journey.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2022 May;30(2):205-214

Kansas City University.

Strong command of facial anatomy is paramount for all facelift surgeons. A comprehensive understanding of how aging impacts facial anatomy is equally important for effective preoperative evaluation of the patient undergoing facelift surgery. Key areas for assessment of the patient undergoing facelift surgery are addressed. Read More

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The Effect of a Novel Platysma Hammock Flap During Extended Deep Plane Facelift on the Signs of Aging in the Neck.

Aesthet Surg J 2022 Apr 21. Epub 2022 Apr 21.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

Background: Aging changes in the neck including platysmal banding, skin laxity and submandibular gland visibility have a high degree of recurrence after rhytidectomy.

Objectives: To assess the long term (>12 month) improvement in platysma banding (PB), skin laxity (SL) and submandibular gland visibility (SGV) with addition of aplatysmal hammock flap to the extended deep plane facelift. To assess long term (>12 month) post-operative patient satisfaction. Read More

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Face Lift Practice Patterns: An American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member Survey, 2000 and 2020. How Much Have We Changed?

Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 06 5;149(6):1096e-1105e. Epub 2022 Apr 5.

From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; H/K/B Plastic Surgery (private practice); Couto Plastic Surgery (private practice); Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (private practice); and Hofstra University/Northwell School of Medicine.

Background: In 2000, Matarasso et al. performed a survey of American Society of Plastic Surgeons members' face lift practice patterns. Since that publication, the aesthetic marketplace has changed dramatically, as have ancillary face lift techniques. Read More

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Neck Contouring and Rejuvenation in Male Patients Through Dual-Plane Reduction Neck Lift.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Apr;49(2):257-273

Clinica Gomez Bravo, Claudio Coello 76, Madrid 28001, Spain. Electronic address:

Specialists seeking successful outcomes in male facial rejuvenation must be able to achieve adequate results in the neck and submental region to provide their patients with balanced and natural results. A thorough understanding of male jawline and neck surface aesthetics is described and its relevance to perceived age, attractiveness, and body mass index is presented. The neck lift technique described is based on the pursuit of 2 distinct objectives managed independently: (1) Volume contouring or reduction, which is mainly accomplished in the deep structures of the neck beneath the platysma and (2) superficial redraping, which consists of the management of the platysma itself and of the overlying subcutaneous fat and skin under minimal tension. Read More

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Male Facelift.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Apr;49(2):221-256

Marten Clinic of Plastic Surgery, 450 Sutter Street, Suite 2222, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA.

Increasing numbers of men are seeking surgical rejuvenation of their face and plastic surgeons have come to recognize that male facial aesthetics differ from those in women and that attractive masculinity is not as closely correlated with youth and beauty as is femininity. As a result, men generally seek a somewhat different outcome from facelift surgery. This has led to a rethinking of techniques that have evolved mainly to treat facial aging in women, and techniques have emerged that allow rejuvenation of the male face while preserving a natural, masculine appearance free of signs that surgery has been performed. Read More

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Upper Blepharoplasty and Brow Rejuvenation in Men.

Richard J Warren

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Apr;49(2):197-212

University of British Columbia and Vancouver Plastic Surgery Center, 777 West Broadway, Suite 1000, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z4J7, Canada. Electronic address:

The upper lid-brow junction is a complex anatomic zone that undergoes many interconnected age-related changes. Although considerable effort has gone into defining the ideal female eye and brow, no such work has been done for the male. Typically, men develop forehead and glabellar lines in conjunction with either upper lid hooding, brow ptosis, or blepharoptosis, whereas some men develop hollowing of the upper lid sulcus. Read More

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The Use of Thermography as an Auxiliary Method for Monitoring Convalescence after Facelift Surgery: A Case Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 03 20;19(6). Epub 2022 Mar 20.

Department of Functional Diagnostics and Physical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Pomeranian Medical University, 71-210 Szczecin, Poland.

Although IR thermography is widely used in medical diagnostics, there are no reports that describe the use of IR thermography in the evaluation of post-plastic-surgery regeneration processes. The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential of thermography as a method which, among others, allows us to determine the location and extent of the inflammatory process, supporting the clinical evaluation of the patient's convalescence after a facelift surgery using the SMAS technique. During the study and in order to monitor the convalescence process, the patient had a series of face thermograms performed before surgery and up to the 6th week after it. Read More

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Gland-preserving surgery of benign parotid tumours via postauricular sulcus incision: Is it safe and effective with the scarless incision?

Jong-Lyel Roh

Oral Oncol 2022 04 6;127:105808. Epub 2022 Mar 6.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Gland-preserving surgery has been introduced to reduce the complications of conventional parotidectomy that requires removal of total superficial or entire parotid gland along with the tumour. Several cosmetic incisions have also been developed along with conservative parotid surgery involving partial dissection of the facial nerve and gland. The incision length in the cosmetic approaches is gradually shortened from facelift to periauricular incision, and endoscopic parotidectomy techniques emerged. Read More

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Thread lifting: Does patient satisfaction change according to age, type of threads used, number of threads used and treatment area?

J Cosmet Dermatol 2022 May 21;21(5):1936-1939. Epub 2022 Mar 21.

Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Fatih, Turkey.

Background: Aging is an inevitable process. Eyebrows, cheeks, mandible, and neck are the areas that are the most vulnerable to the aging process. The most commonly thread lifted areas of the face are the jawline, midface, eyebrows, and the neck. Read More

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Clinical Implication of the Regional Thickness of the Lower Facial Skin, Superficial Fat, and Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System on High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment.

Dermatol Surg 2022 May 26;48(5):527-531. Epub 2022 Jan 26.

Seoul National University College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Gyeonggi, Korea.

Background: Knowledge of the topographic thickness of the skin and soft tissues is necessary when performing a high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) procedure. Thermal tissue injury to the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) or deeper can injure the facial nerve and its branches.

Objective: To demonstrate the topographic thickness of the lower facial skin, superficial fat, and SMAS. Read More

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Clarifying the Anatomy of the Zygomatic Cutaneous Ligament: Its Application in Midface Rejuvenation.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 Feb;149(2):198e-208e

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital.

Background: Anatomical knowledge of the zygomatic cutaneous ligament is crucial for rejuvenation of the anteromedial midface. However, there is a lack of satisfactory descriptions of the anatomy of the zygomatic cutaneous ligament, and the exact range and location are still controversial. The present study attempts to clarify the anatomy of the zygomatic cutaneous ligament to provide vital information for clinical operations. Read More

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February 2022

Quantifying Skin Removal During a Face-lift: Does the Approach Matter?

Dermatol Surg 2022 03;48(3):304-309

Duke University Eye Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Background: The purpose of this study was to measure the amount of skin removed around the ears during a face-lift procedure. The secondary metric assessed skin removal comparing different face-lift techniques of SMASectomy versus deep plane approach and lastly comparing with and without midline corset platysmaplasty (MCP).

Methods: One hundred fifty consecutive face-lift patients were measured for skin removal at 3 cardinal locations in the postauricular, preauricular, and temple regions. Read More

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Puzzle Facelift: A Nonsurgical, Whole Treatment for Facial Modeling and Rejuvenation.

Facial Plast Surg 2022 Apr 7;38(2):166-172. Epub 2022 Jan 7.

Fortis Hospital, Mohali, India.

The assessment of correct anatomy of face and the evaluation of the dynamic interplay between anatomy and function, to get an overall improvement, is a leading topic in aesthetic surgery and has increased its impact in recent years. A nonsurgical impact technique reduces both post-treatment discomfort and the overall cost. Obtaining the simultaneous correction in forehead, nose, lips, and chin means obtaining an overall improvement in face view. Read More

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Face Lift after Facial Feminization Surgery: Indications and Special Considerations.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 Jan;149(1):107-115

From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford University; Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan; Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute; Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine; and Align Surgical Associates.

Summary: Iatrogenic jowling can be an unintended consequence of facial feminization surgery. Reduction of the mandible and chin without overlying changes to the soft tissue can lead to a redundant and deflated soft-tissue envelope, requiring a face lift to address jowling, cervicofacial laxity, and/or lower facial rhytids. Prospective quality-of-life outcomes data support this hypothesis, as patients who underwent mandible contouring with or without angle osteotomies were significantly more likely to express interest in face lift following facial feminization surgery on univariable analysis (90. Read More

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January 2022

The minimal access cranial suspension (MACS) lift: A systematic review of literature 18 years after its introduction.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2022 03 15;75(3):1187-1196. Epub 2021 Nov 15.

Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands; Bey Bergman Clinics, Hilversum, Zwolle, and Heerenveen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: One of the most popular short-scar rhytidectomy techniques used nowadays is the minimal access cranial suspension (MACS) lift developed by Tonnard and Vaerpele. The technique uses purse-string sutures in combination with limited skin undermining to obtain a clear vertical tissue repositioning. Since its introduction, the technique has extensively been described and used around the world by facial plastic surgeons. Read More

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Systematic review and meta-analysis of modified facelift incision versus modified Blair incision in parotidectomy.

Sci Rep 2021 12 16;11(1):24106. Epub 2021 Dec 16.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, No. 5 Fushing St., Taoyuan, 333, Taiwan.

Surgical removal is the treatment of choice for many neoplasms of the parotid gland. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the differences between parotidectomy using a modified facelift incision (MFI) and parotidectomy using a modified Blair incision (MBI). A systematic search of the available literature in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library was performed. Read More

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December 2021

Biometry, a New Method to Objectively Evaluate Results After Facelift Surgery.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2022 Mar 12;80(3):471.e1-471.e9. Epub 2021 Nov 12.

Professor and Department Head, Department of Surgery, Ibn Aljazzar Medical School, Sousse, Tunisia Department of Maxillofacial and Aesthetic Surgery, Sahloul Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia.

Purpose: The increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery and its effect on facial recognition software has attracted the attention of many researchers. Indeed, after having undergone cosmetic surgery procedures, nonlinear modifications that are made to facial biometric landmarks may lead to difficulty in recognizing individuals, who received a surgery, by facial biometric systems. This finding motivated us to discuss this topic differently and take advantage of these modifications to objectively study the results of cosmetic surgery. Read More

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