A study examines a new facelift technique that gives more options

  • Friday June 8, 2007 | Posted in: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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    A study examines a new facelift technique that gives more options

    A new study reports that a new facelift technique that places the incision in the temple area or in a sideburn may prove to offer patients more options for hiding the scars and styling their hair.

    The report, published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), described a technique for manipulating the growth of hair follicles at the temples so that hair grows over and covers the incision done during facelift surgery.

    A facelift surgery is one of the most commonly requested procedures. It aims to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from the face by pulling the skin back and removing excess tissue.

    In the traditional facelift, a plastic surgeon normally creates the incisions near the hairline behind or above the ear. The new study took hairline strips from the temples of 16 fresh cadavers and studied 227 hair follicles for the direction and angle of growth. Researchers found that making an incision at a certain angle (30 to 45 degrees) into the skin allowed the hair to grow through the scar and reduce scar visibility.

    Using the findings, women can now wear their hair pulled back and men can grow sideburns without feeling self-conscious about showing a scar or missing hair.

    "With the youngest Baby Boomer turning 42 and the oldest turning 60 this year, the demand for surgical procedures that produce results without tell-tale signs of having had a facelift are going to continue to increase," Dr. Bahman Guyuron, the study's co-author, said in a press release.

    Though the advent of injectable fillers has promoted the decline of facelift surgery demand, plastic surgeons are expecting that cases where brow lines, jowls and wrinkles are too deep for an injectable to smooth out, facelift surgery is the only possible solution. With this reality, the outcome of this study is of utmost importance to give clients the best possible option to have when choosing the procedure. Naturally, when patients know that they have more options to conceal their scars after surgery, they would become more open to embrace the procedure despite its invasive nature. 

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