Short-Incision Midface-Lift in Lower Blepharoplasty.
Tao JP, Limongi RM.
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Jul 1;18(4):313-4. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2016.0148.
The challenge was to create a minimally invasive technique, with short incision, but with the same results of traditional techniques… Thus, we developed a technique that can elevate the cheeks during cosmetic surgery of the lower eyelid. It is a technique of midface lifting, inspired by the original technique of Mc Cord, but with a very small incision below the lash line. This technique was named ” S I M ” (Short Incision Midface-lift). In this, a small incision is made below the eyelashes on the lower eyelid and extends through a wrinkle in the outer corner of the eye. The fat pockets can be removed or transferred to depressions in the cheek. The flaccid muscle under the eyes is tightened and repositioned to their normal location, smoothing the creases and folds in the middle third of the face, improving the “Chinese mustache”. In addition to being published in a renowned American scientific journal, JAMA- Facial Plastic Surgery, this technique has been cited as a reference in chapters on “Blepharoplasty and elevation of the middle third of the face” in the main current books on the subject such as “Periocular Aesthetics” and “Pharmacology and Ocular Therapeutics”.