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Techniques in Facial Plastic Surgery
Mar/Apr 2011

SMAS Flap Rhytidectomy

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, Alfred Taubman Health Care Center, Ann Arbor.


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Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011;13(2):108. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2011.11

We describe a variation of sub–superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) rhytidectomy. An incision in the SMAS is made from the lateral malar eminence to the angle of the mandible. A SMAS flap is raised and then imbricated directly onto the periparotid fascia after posterosuperior advancement.

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