Facial Plast Surg 2019; 35(04): 353-357
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693435
Original Article
Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

The Past, Present and Future of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Facelift

1  Northwell Health, Department of Otolaryngology, Great Neck, New York
Stephen W. Perkins
2  Meridian Plastic Surgery Center, Private Practice, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Publication History

Publication Date:
30 August 2019 (online)


Facelift or rhytidectomy has been performed in some form for over 100 years. This article seeks to explore the evolution of this surgical procedure, focusing on the advances of the most recent 40 years. From minimal intervention to aggressive techniques and back to the minimally invasive again, the authors follow the journey of surgical intervention for facial rejuvenation and discuss some thoughts for the future.