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The technique on rhytidectomy in men which appeared recently in the Archives is an easy procedure since it undermines in that neutral space between galea and periosteum. Thickness of the skin at the nape and the ample, easy undermining done will permit a uniform antigravitational pull which improves notoriously all wrinkle areas of both face and neck.
If Dr. Sol Goldberg calls this a "too radical" procedure because it attacks the root of the problem, his semantics are correct—if on the contrary, he uses the term as a synonym of difficult—I can tell him that this depends on the skill and experience of the surgeon.
Quite possibly, Dr. Goldberg neglected to read the footnotes of the illustrations, or failed to read the text itself which clearly indicated that there are two procedures: (1) designed for patients who require "a discreet improvement just to halt time" and (2)
GONZÁLEZ-ULLOA M. Rhytidectomy in Men-Reply. Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;97(6):497. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780010511019
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