Facial plast Surg 2005; 21(1): 28-32
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-871760
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Restoration of the Jawline and the Neck after Bariatric Surgery

Anthony P. Sclafani1 , 2
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
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Publication Date:
29 June 2005 (online)


Bariatric surgery can result in massive, rapid weight loss. Patients who undergo this surgery can be left with significant facial and neck skin redundancy and may request restorative facial plastic surgery. Optimal results require a thorough understanding of the unique physiologic, metabolic, and anatomic findings in these patients. Modifications of standard rhytidectomy techniques are necessary to suit the specific features of the patient after bariatric surgery.