Facial Plast Surg 2021; 37(02): 259-266
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1724102
Original Article

Extending the “Reach” of the Short-Scar Facelift with Energy Devices—An Early Report

Fred G. Fedok
1  Department of Surgery, Fedok Plastic Surgery, Foley, Alabama
2  Department of Surgery, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
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Facial rejuvenation has become more popular. A wider breadth of the patient population is seeking procedures to preserve their youthful facial attributes and to remedy age-related deleterious changes. Along with this increasing interest in facial rejuvenation is also the expressed desire for any interventions to be relatively low risk, with limited recovery, and with achievable positive results. Many new technologies have become available in an attempt to improve age-related facial changes. The radiofrequency (RF)-based technologies are largely directed toward skin tightening and toward reducing and remodeling subcutaneous fat. It can be contemplated that the combination of RF-based technology with limited surgical procedures may extend the patient selection for less invasive procedures while improving potential results. This is a report of the combination of radiofrequency technologies—percutaneous and transcutaneous—with short scar face techniques in facial rejuvenation.

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The author has nothing to disclose.

Publication History

Publication Date:
12 April 2021 (online)

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