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Lee, Lee, and Yang: Re: Comments on “Reduction malarplasty combined with facelift via the prezygomatic space”
This is a response to comments on our paper recently published in Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg (Lee et al. Reduction malarplasty combined with facelift via the prezygomatic space) [1].
The main distinctive feature of this paper is that reduction malarplasty was done through the facelift incision alone. In general, reduction malarplasty is performed via an intraoral approach. However, when we performed surgery using the facelift technique, the prezygomatic space was accessible, allowing us to adequately perform reduction malarplasty.
As mentioned by the commenter, the procedure may seem similar to the method described in a recent paper [2]. However, the author of the previous paper [2] performed malar reduction through an oral incision, and then an additional skin incision was made for the facelift. Our procedure is different in that reduction malarplasty can be performed simultaneously with the facelift via the same incision. This method can reduce the oral infection rate and discomfort of the patient.
In conclusion, our study showed that bony contouring can be done in an efficient way while performing a facelift.


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1. Lee YJ, Lee IS, Yang HJ. Reduction malarplasty combined with facelift via the prezygomatic space. Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg 2020;26:138-43.
2. Zhou J, Qi Z, Jin X. Simultaneous surgery for contouring the prominent zygoma and mandibular angles with facelift in middle-aged patients. J Craniofac Surg 2020;31:448-52.
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