Facial plast Surg 2000; 16(3): 239-254
DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-13594
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Face Lift: The Anatomic Basis for a Safe, Long-Lasting Procedure

Wayne F. Larrabee, Jr., Jenifer L. Henderson
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
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Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)


This article summarizes our current face lift technique and its evolution over the last 20 years. Our goal has been to provide excellent results with as little risk as possible. Changes in technique have been motivated primarily by improved understanding of facial anatomy. In this article we discuss the anatomic concepts we have found most useful in developing a safe, precise procedure, and we present our current preferred techniques.