Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(2): 164-173
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1253502
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Aesthetic Surgery for the Mestizo/Hispanic Patient: Special Considerations

Roxana Cobo1 , Carlos A. García1
  • 1Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Private Practice, Centro Medico Imbanaco, Cali, Colombia
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Publication Date:
04 May 2010 (online)


Mestizo patients, also known as Hispanic or Latino patients, are a growing ethnic group worldwide. Cosmetic procedures have become more accessible, and more patients are looking for procedures that will not only improve their facial features but also make them have a more youthful appearance. Mestizo facial characteristics are reviewed, and a stepwise approach to the aging Mestizo face is presented where nonsurgical and surgical options are discussed including midface-lifting techniques and short scar face-lifting procedures.