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March 1983

Circumoral Chemical Peel Combined With Cervicofacial Rhytidectomy

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From the Plastic Surgery Center Inc, Vero Beach, Fla.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(3):172-174. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800170038010

• Forty consecutive cervicofacial rhytidectomies were performed; 36 were carried out in women and four in men, giving a rate of 10% for male rhytidectomies. Thirty-one of the female patients and one male patient had a circumoral chemical peel performed the day of surgery or the following day for a rate of 80% circumoral peel combined with rhytidectomy. The cases were carefully reviewed for results, and it was believed that circumoral chemical peeling combined with rhytidectomy greatly enhanced the overall result in the majority of cases in which it was performed. The only complication noted was slight hypopigmentation of the peeled skin compared with the surrounding cheek skin in some cases, which is easily covered with cosmetics and did not present a problem in any of the cases.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:172-174)