• Management of the Submandibular Gland in Neck Lifts

    4 days ago - By The Clinics

    Neck contour deformities are common among patients who present for facial rejuvenation. A thorough physical examination and photographic analysis, including an upward view of the flexed neck, enable the surgeon to determine which structures should be treated. Common causes of neck concerns include hypertrophy of the subplatysmal fat, the anterior belly of the digastric muscle, and/or the submandibular salivary glands. Partial removal of the submandibular salivary glands requires advanced knowledge of subplatysmal anatomy and surgical expertise but can be performed safely and reliably to...
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  • Difficult Necks and Unresolved Problems in Neck Rejuvenation

    4 days ago - By The Clinics

    Neck rejuvenation attempts to correct the unattractive features that result from the process of facial aging. The aesthetic goals of surgery include creating a well-defined jaw contour, optimal cervicomental angle, smooth-appearing skin, and a healthy redistribution of soft tissue volume. Unique patient characteristics create inherent challenges that may limit the degree to which improvement can be made. Psychological expectations and motivations influence patient satisfaction and must be understood through careful evaluation and counseling. This article describes common difficult...
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