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Short-Incision Midface-Lift in Lower Blepharoplasty

Jeremiah P. Tao, MD1; Roberto Murillo Limongi, MD2
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1Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine, Irvine
2Federal University of Goiás, Goiás, Brazil
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016;18(4):313-314. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2016.0148.
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An external short-incision technique for surgical midface aesthetic rejuvenation is evaluated and described.

In this retrospective review of 80 cosmetic, short-incision midface-lift (SIML) procedures performed by 2 surgeons at 2 institutions, lay observers, masked to the type of intervention and not with acquainted with either surgeon, graded standardized and side-by-side preoperative and postoperative photographs using a grading system to evaluate malposition, distortion, asymmetry, contour, and scar (MDACS system) (Figure).1 The study was approved by the institutional review boards at both institutions. All patients provided written informed consent.

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A Patient Who Has Undergone Short-Incision Midface-Lift (SIML)
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