Facial plast Surg 2005; 21(1): 47-54
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-871763
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Alternative Management of the Aging Jawline and Neck

Anthony P. Sclafani1 , 2 , Edward Kwak3
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
  • 3Department of Otolaryngology, The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York, New York
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Publication Date:
29 June 2005 (online)


The lower third of the face and neck have distinct changes that occur with aging. These changes can be globally and dramatically addressed with a traditional rhytidectomy. However, as the demographics of facial plastic surgery patients evolve, patients seek increasingly less invasive procedures that will result in faster recovery time and less postoperative morbidity. To accommodate this change, today’s facial plastic surgeon must include less invasive procedures in the treatment strategies for the lower face and neck. Correct, patient-specific procedure selection and patient education can yield results similar to those of a traditional facelift. This article discusses options available for treatment of the lower face and neck.