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This app presents evaluation of a variety of facelift techniques and approaches.


Highly illustrated with surgical four-color illustrations and photographs
Ability to take written notes
Ability to take voice notes
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This text describes a technique that strives to combine surgical steps that minimize complications with the opportunity for excellent results. The technique described in this book has developed and evolved over the past three decades. The fundamentals and key steps discussed have been described as the “Safety Facelift”. The aim of course is to avoid complications as much as possible. There are numerous techniques and procedures described and espoused at this time to improve facial appearance spanning a wide array from minimal approaches to very aggressive and invasive techniques. This spectrum is understandably confusing to the developing surgeon. It is not suggested that this text contains the only surgical answers and that other techniques are without merit. It is possible to state that the technique described herein will reliably provide appropriate results and help avoid serious complications.
The ultimate goal for this app is to provide a visually oriented text that in direct, easily understood, stepwise fashion provides the reader with a reliable, safe method for facelifts. Emphasis and importance is directed at careful patient analysis, selection of key and effective surgical steps, and avoidance of significant risk. Surgeons providing aesthetic facial changes create results that are visible and on display for all to appreciate or criticize. I hope that this app will contribute to surgical outcomes favorable to patients and surgeons alike.


J. Regan Thomas, MD
Professor and Head
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Clinton D. Humphrey, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, USA


1) Introduction to Facelift
2) Facial Analysis and Preoperative Considerations
3) Surgical Technique
-Preoperative Preparation
-Submental Correction
-Facial Incisions
-Flap and SMAS Elevation
-Excision and Closure
-Postoperative Dressing
4) Postoperative Care
5) Complications
6) Other considerations
-Ancillary Procedures
-Chin Augmentation
-Injectable Augmentation
-Chin Augmentation as an Adjunct to Rhytidectomy
-Surgical Technique
-Postoperative Care
7) Small-Incision Rhytidectomy