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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 58, n° 3
pages 430-433 (mars 2008)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jaad.2007.12.003
Dermatologic Surgery

Anterior cervicoplasty: Neck rejuvenation using local anesthesia
 

John G. Hancox, MD, Jeffrey S. Eaton, MD
Division of Mohs and Cutaneous Surgery, Scripps Clinic, San Diego, California 

Reprint requests: Jeffrey S. Eaton, MD, Del Mar M.E.D, 12395 El Camino Real, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92130.
Abstract

There is a subset of male patients that is troubled by redundant midline skin of the neck. Such patients may not be interested in having a face lift; they simply want elimination of the “turkey neck” appearance. Removal of redundant skin and underlying tissue can produce excellent results. We report our use of anterior cervicoplasty consisting of submental excision, midline platsymal placation and cutaneous Z-plasty using only minimal oral sedation and local anesthesia. This procedure can be a safe alternative to a face-lift for a select group of patients.

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 Conflicts of interest: None declared.



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