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Commentary
May 2006

Deep-Plane Technique

Author Affiliations

Correspondence: Dr Kamer, Lasky Clinic, 201 Lasky Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (bfrank@laskyclinic.com).

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2006;8(3):193-194. doi:10.1001/archfaci.8.3.193

Correspondence: Dr Kamer, Lasky Clinic, 201 Lasky Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (bfrank@laskyclinic.com).

We commend Litner and Adamson1 for attempting to quantify the effects of redundant skin removal on separate aesthetic facial zones by using different techniques. Their patients underwent 3 progressively more extensive lifts on each hemiface, while all the other lift parameters were held constant. The study elucidates the effects of plication, imbrication, and deep-plane techniques on the cheek, neck, and jawline. By directly measuring the amount of redundant skin that can be removed without tension, the authors have presented an interesting model for objectively studying and comparing the efficacy of various surgical techniques. Their study highlights the significance of the deep-plane technique.

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