Facial plast Surg 2001; 17(1): 057-066
DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-16365
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Temporal Facelift and Corrugator Resection

David A. Palaia, Michael H. Rosenberg, Philip C. Bonanno, Sharon C. DeChiara, Jane A. Petro
  • Division of Plastic Surgery, Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mount Kisco, NY
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Publication Date:
31 December 2001 (online)


On a path analogous to other surgical disciplines, the progression of facial cosmetic surgery has trended toward shorter scars and less invasive techniques. This article outlines an approach to facelifting that limits the scar to the temporal scalp, preauricular area, and retroauricular sulcus. It will enable the reader to identify those patients who are candidates for a less invasive procedure compared with the conventional facelift approach. Specifically, the temporal facelift addresses the lateral brow, the middle one third of the face, and the upper neck. In addition, this article examines the various and current methods for treatment of the glabellar area of the forehead. Medical and surgical options are outlined for the correction of those rhytids induced by corrugator and procerus muscle activity.