A 64-year-old woman presented for evaluation of a facial deformity after undergoing rhytidectomy 3 years previously. Initially, the patient was satisfied postoperatively with her cosmetic outcome. However, 10 months after surgery she began to notice the onset of a “pulled” appearance to her skin, with vertical traction marking on her face and neck bilaterally. This became more prominent over the 2 years prior to her visit (Figure).
Jacono AA, Malone MH. Vertical Sweep Deformity After Face-lift. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online December 22, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2016.1602