As plastic surgeons, it has always been our goal to reduce the scarring associated with facial plastic surgeries. These scars are generally done on the scalp and in both the pre- and retro-auricular areas to access the deep planes. In our patients undergoing rhytidoplasties, we successfully eliminated these retro-auricular and pre-auricular scars. To achieve these results, we did not make peri-auricular incisions; instead, we made a superior horizontal incision in the temporal region, a wide subcutaneous dissection that goes all the way to the cervical area and used various surgical maneuvers (such as subdermal plications, structural grafting and skin tightening). By utilizing this facelift technique, we are able to eliminate the appearance of peri-auricular scars associated with facial plastic surgery, reduce complications, achieve natural-looking results and increase patient satisfaction.
Alfonso Riascos is a Plastic Surgeon from the Brazilian Medical School with studies and Fellows around the world with professors as: Aston and Baker New York, Millard Miami, Nozaki Tokio, Pitanguy Rio de janeiro, Baroudi Sao Paulo, Montellano Rio de janeiro. Department of Plastic Surgery of the imbanaco medical center for the last 20 years in Cali, Colombia. Main papers regarding scaring and security for Plastic surgeries.