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May 1993

The Male Facelift

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993;119(5):540-541. doi:10.1001/archotol.1993.01880170064012

I appreciate this opportunity to discuss the article by Drs Lawson and Naidu.1 The authors are presenting a retrospective study and a reflective assessment of the male facelifts they performed.

Previous series on male facelift surgery stressed personal techniques without in-depth analysis of long-term results and variables encountered in the male patient. Since male facelift surgery has become a more common procedure, the literature on facial plastic surgery is in need of articles that stress the experiences and results of this surgery.

See also p 535.

Lawson and Naidu stress the main differences in the cervicofacial skin between men and women. These differences should be kept in mind during the surgical planning of facelift surgery. Variations in the placement of the incision depending on different presenting clinical features is essential in a male facelift.

Hair distribution in the temple and preauricular and postauricular areas should be carefully analyzed. The