Volumetric face lifting

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 Oct;108(5):1358-70; discussion 1371-9. doi: 10.1097/00006534-200110000-00040.


The evolution of the face-lift technique used by the author, and the major contribution toward this development from Sydney Coleman's description of lipostructure, are described. At present, the superficial adipocutaneous system (SACS) face lift is almost always associated with a lipostructure performed in the same operative session. In most anatomical locations the structural fat grafting is done before the subfat undermining, although some minor touch-up lipostructure may be done at the end of the face lift.

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / transplantation*
  • Esthetics
  • Facial Bones / anatomy & histology
  • Facial Bones / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Rhytidoplasty / methods*