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July 1981

Anatomic Basis for Sculpturing the Neck in Myeloplasty

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(7):439-442. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790430041011

• During the past five years, attention has been turned away from the classically described face-lift operation with simple skin advancement and rotation of flaps to a two-layer technique. Investigators have demonstrated the feasibility of manipulating the deep structures of the face and neck to effect a better and long-lasting cosmetic result from the face-lift operation. Extension of this two-layer concept of myeloplasty into the cervical region, along with direct manipulation of the subcutaneous structures, has proved to be the treatment of choice in specific cases to maximize the cosmetic result. To facilitate an understanding of this area and increase the feasibility of surgeons who use an extended procedure, the anatomy of the cervical region has been correlated to the surgical techniques of sculpturing this area.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:439-442)