SMAS Plication Facelift Workup

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Michael Mercandetti, MD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: Deepak Narayan, MD, FRCS  more...
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Laboratory Studies

A specific workup for the surgery is not mandated. Appropriate preoperative testing for the type of anesthesia to be used may be warranted. Patients with medical conditions may require specific studies.


Imaging Studies

Obtain good quality photographs of the face preoperatively to document any preexisting pathology. This is important from a medicolegal perspective.