Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173


Chronic Neck Pain Consideration in the Facelift Patient

Hani Sinno and Leonard Miller

With the aging population and concomitant increased prevalence of arthritis and pain, especially in the neck, special considerations should be considered during facelift surgery. Asymptomatic or undiagnosed neck arthritis can result in stiffness in the neck decreasing the mobility during surgery. This will not only hinder the surgeon’s visual field but also cause discomfort to the patient peri-operatively. We propose a rotating surgical bed with a separate head and neck mobility piece to protect the neck of the arthritic patient and the back of the surgeon.