The arterial supply of the face lift flap.

  title={The arterial supply of the face lift flap.},
  author={Thomas P Whetzel and Stephen J. Mathes},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={480-6; discussion 487-8}
The cutaneous arterial circulation of the face lift flap was investigated using multiple anatomic techniques in fresh cadaver specimens. Perforation sites of the transverse facial and submental arteries were preserved or transected according to protocol during bilateral rhytidectomy prior to selective injections with ink or lead oxide. It was observed that the transverse facial perforating artery provides the major direct blood supply to the lateral cheek and preauricular area following… CONTINUE READING