Facial plast Surg 2016; 32(06): 625-630
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1594259
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Use of “Submental Muscular Medialization and Suspension” to improve the Cervicomental Angle

Phillip R. Langsdon1, Samuel Moak1
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee, Germantown, Tennessee
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Publication Date:
29 December 2016 (online)


Many techniques have been presented over recent decades to address the neck contour in facial cosmetic surgery. Despite advances, limitations remain when dealing with the obtuse cervicomental angle. The authors describe a technique for improving the obtuse cervicomental angle. Submental muscular medialization and suspension is a simple yet highly effective surgical technique that can result in dramatic and enduring improvement in the cervicomental angle.