Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 239–248 | Cite as

Extensive mandibular and cervical lipectomy

  • Claudio Cardoso de Castro


Extensive lipectomy of the cervical regions and lower face improve facial rhytidectomy. The procedure is based on sound anatomic knowledge, chiefly of the platysma muscle, its limits, and its variations. The method gives excellent results, but its use is recommended only when there are abnormal deposits of fat over the mandibular and submental areas. The procedure has been used widely with excellent results, and complications are minimal.

Key words

Neck lift Facial lipectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Cardoso de Castro
    • 1
  1. 1.Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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