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June 1984

512 Rhytidectomies: A Retrospective Study

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine (Drs Kamer and Damiani); and the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Southern California School of Medicine (Dr Churukian), Los Angeles. Dr Damiani is now with the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Mass.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(6):368-370. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800320022004

• A retrospective study of 512 rhytidectomy surgeries performed by one of us (F.M.K.) showed that the sequential technique and two-stage concept was used in most cases, with improvement in results noted when platysmal-superficial musculoaponeurotic system flaps were incorporated into the surgical routine. The majority of the patients were treated as outpatients; drains were rarely used. Statistical analysis of results and complications are discussed, as well as the aesthetic philosophy involved in this area of surgery. A comparison with other retrospective studies of this procedure is also given.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:368-370)

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