The Danger Zone in the Anterior Neck The Danger Zone in the Anterior Neck
Find out about the'danger zone'in the anterior neck region that surgeons should be aware of when performing face-lifts and neck-lifts.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery
Publication date: 11 August 2018Source: New Scientist, Volume 239, Issue 3190Author(s):
Complications are an inherent occurrence in surgery. In rhytidectomy, many complications are avoidable with thorough preoperative assessment and optimal intraoperative and postoperative care. Nevertheless, complications do occur. In certain situations, avoidance of risks is the best way to decrease the occurrence. Once complications do occur, there is a large body of literature to aid in the correction.
This article reviews the techniques of mandibular angle contouring, genioplasty, chondrolaryngoplasty, facelift, and neck lift as they pertain to the feminization and masculinization of the face and neck of the patient with gender dysphoria.
A description of the deep structures of the neck that are responsible for submandibular fullness and a systematic surgical approach to reduce them are presented. The structures susceptible to surgical management include the subplatysmal fat, inter-sternocleidomastoid origin fat, anterior belly of the digastric muscle, hyoid bone, submandibular gland and the tail of the parotid gland. A thorough analysis of the key anatomic landmarks of the young and attractive neck is detailed in resting and dynamic positions. A clinical classification of parotid reduction in the face lift/neck lift patient is also presented.
Authors: Chazan B, Shoufani A, Strauss M, Yanovskay A PMID: 30084582 [PubMed - in process]
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