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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Workup

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.

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Imaging Studies

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

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