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Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica
versão impressa ISSN 1983-5175
SOUZA, Alexandre Silveira Timóteo de e ANDRADE JUNIOR, João Carlos Cisneiros Guedes de. Minimally invasive lift of the middle third of the face using musculoaponeurotic suspension with periosteal fixation technique: a review of 50 cases. Rev. Bras. Cir. Plást. (Impr.) [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.3, pp. 439-445. ISSN 1983-5175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1983-51752011000300013.
BACKGROUND: At present, demanding workplaces in our society cause patients to search for less invasive procedures with diminished morbidity and more rapid healing to meet their cosmetic requirements. A combination of several new noninvasive procedures allows significant facial changes, achieving a youthful and healthy appearance without traditional surgical procedures. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe the minimally invasive lift of the middle third of the face using a musculoaponeurotic suspension with periosteal fixation technique. METHODS: Fifty patients (age, 39 to 68 years; all female) who underwent an operation from December 2008 to June 2010 were enrolled in this study. The patients underwent a minimally invasive facelift technique for the middle third of the face, based on a thread lift of the temporal region and musculoaponeurotic suspension with periosteal fixation, inside the hairline. RESULTS: During the follow-up period of up to 18 months after the procedure, satisfactory results were observed. The patient satisfaction degree, especially in the first 6 months after the procedure, was extremely high (88%). CONCLUSIONS: The procedure offers good and immediate results, without incisions or a recovery period. The association of this procedure with other procedures is a good option for patients who cannot undergo or do not want to undergo traditional surgical procedures. The procedure is very different from current techniques that use threads because the suspension is musculoaponeurotic and does not invade the face. Therefore, morbidity and recovery time are decreased
Palavras-chave : Face [surgery]; Surgical procedures, minimally invasive; Rejuvenation.