JOURNAL ARTICLE

New lift: the art of facial rejuvenation with minimal incisions rhytidectomy

M Tarallo, M Toscani, G Di Taranto, V Sorvillo, P Fino
European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences 2016, 20 (21): 4416-4425
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OBJECTIVE: The new lift is a procedure for facial rejuvenation with minimal incision, giving the patient a significant improvement of mid face and neck, with limited dissection and minimal scars. A further "One-stitch" of anchorage to the deep temporal fascia is required to hold tissues. By a minimal surgical access, we get a suitable cheek lift with the improvement of nose-labial folds, mandibular edge and neck contour.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between February 2009 and June 2012, 32 patients underwent facial rejuvenation surgery called new lift at a mean age of 46 years (range 35-55 years). Seven of the patients had a previous facelift. 12 out of 32 patients (37.5%) had concomitant eyelid surgery and 4 (12.5%) neck contouring procedure.

RESULTS: The technique we used is a safe and effective procedure with a high satisfaction rate; 28 patients (89%) were very satisfied with their result at 24-months follow-up.

CONCLUSIONS: The surgical outcome was evaluated according to the analysis of photographs obtained before and after surgery and the analysis of pre- and postoperative measurements. Aesthetic results were evaluated also by patients themselves who indicated a high satisfaction rate at three months post-surgery questionary and by a surgeon not involved in the study using VAS (1-10) before and three months after surgery. Acquired data on the aesthetic result were statistically evaluated using Student t-test. This is a study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of the new-lift technique for facial rejuvenation. Based on the results of our study, the new-lift is a very effective surgery for rejuvenation of the face with mild to moderate aging. All patients healed uneventfully without any major postoperative problems. This technique responds to an increasing demand from a wide range of patients for less invasive, less expensive operations with faster healing time and fewer potential complications.

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