Cephalometric Soft Tissue Evaluation in Facial Rejuvenation
The introduction of new surgical techniques or technology is always viewed with suspicion. As residents, we are familiar with the wisdom imparted by our professors that states, “One never wants to be the first to apply new technologies or procedures but certainly not the last.” One simply has to look at the experiences of our colleagues in gynecology, general surgery, and orthopedics to realize that endoscopy is a technology that has been utilized with incredible success in minimizing the scars and morbidity of open procedures. Criticisms abound as to the sometimes qualitative and subjective methods that plastic surgeons use in attempting to quantitate changes that result with various aesthetic surgical techniques.1 It is incumbent upon us therefore to place special emphasis on analysis of endoscopic assisted techniques.
KeywordsCephalometric Analysis Nasolabial Fold Facial Rejuvenation Deep Plane Soft Tissue Profile
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