James M. Stuzin, MD – Publications

Clinical Publications of James Stuzin, MD

Dr. Stuzin has published numerous books and clinical articles on a variety of plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery procedures. A sample of the books, publications, clinical studies/abstracts include: 

Operative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryChapter: Extended SMAS Rhytidectomy
Ari S. Hoschander, MD & James M. Stuzin, MD


Surgical Rejuvenation of the FaceSurgical Rejuvenation of the Face 
Thomas J. Baker, MD, Howard L Gordon, MD & James Stuzin, MD


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Stuzin’s publications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


The Facial Fat Compartments Revisited: Clinical Relevance to Subcutaneous Dissection and Facial Deflation in Face Lifting
Stuzin, James M.; Rohrich, Rod J.; Dayan, Erez
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. November, 2019 144(5):1070-1078

Summary: The facial fat compartments were described over a decade ago, but their clinical relevance to both deflation and techniques in facial rejuvenation is underappreciated. Although much of the literature following their description has focused on further anatomical elucidation of compartment anatomy, clinical relevance has focused on volumetric compartment augmentation. From the authors’ perspective, understanding compartmentalization of facial fat provides an anatomical roadmap of the facial subcutaneous plane and a patient-specific guide for the degree of skin flap dissection in facial rejuvenation. The compartmentalization of facial fat also explains the regional development of cheek deflation in aging. An individualized treatment plan to restore facial shape can be achieved with deep compartment volume augmentation and repositioning of superficial facial fat using the superficial musculoaponeurotic system.


Discussion: Treatment of Anterior Neck Aging without a Submental Approach: Lateral Skin-Platysma Displacement, a New and Proven Technique for Platysma Bands and Skin Laxity
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: February 2017 – Volume 139 – Issue 2 – p 322–323


The Modern Male Rhytidectomy: Lessons Learned
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: February 2017 – Volume 139 – Issue 2 – p 295–307


Discussion: A Comparison of the Full and Short-Scar Face-Lift Incision Techniques in Multiple Sets of Identical Twins
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: June 2016 – Volume 137 – Issue 6 – p 1715–1717


Anatomical Considerations to Prevent Facial Nerve Injury
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: May 2015 – Volume 135 – Issue 5 – p 1318–1327


Current Trends in Facial Rejuvenation: An Assessment of ASPS Members Utilization of Fat Grafting During Facelifting
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: October 2015 – Volume 136 – Issue 4S – p 141


Discussion: Nanofat Grafting: Basic Research and Clinical Applications
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: October 2013 – Volume 132 – Issue 4 – p 1027–1028


Globalization of Plastic Surgery: The World of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Brazil
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: October 2012 – Volume 130 – Issue 4 – p 967–968


Discussion: How Long Does a Face Lift Last?  
Objective and Subjective Measurements over a 5-Year Period
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: December 2012 – Volume 130 – Issue 6 – p 1328–1329


Discussion: Modified Deep Plane Rhytidectomy with a Lateral Approach to the Neck: An Alternative to Submental Incision and Dissection
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: January 2011 – Volume 127 – Issue 1 – pp 371-373


Cosmetic Medicine & Aesthetic Surgery: Strategies for Success
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: May 2010 – Volume 125 – Issue 5 – pp 1565-1566


Discussion: Essays on the Facial Nerve: Part I. Microanatomy
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: March 2010 – Volume 125 – Issue 3 – pp 890-892


The Cross-Cheek Depression: Surgical Cause and Effect in the Development of the “Joker Line” and Its Treatment
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: November 2008 – Volume 122 – Issue 5 – pp 1543-1552


MOC-PS(SM) CME Article: Face Lifting
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: January 2008 – Volume 121 – Issue 1S – pp 1-19


Endoscopic Brow Lift, Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty, Retinacular Canthopexy: Personal Approach
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: November 2007 – Volume 120 – Issue 6 – pp 1697-1698


Restoring Facial Shape in Face Lifting: The Role of Skeletal Support in Facial Analysis and Midface Soft-Tissue Repositioning 
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: January 2007 – Volume 119 – Issue 1 – pp 362-376


Current Concepts in Aesthetic Upper Blepharoplasty
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: March 2004 – Volume 113 – Issue 3 – pp 32e-42e


Botulinum Toxin Type A for Facial Aesthetic Enhancement:  Role in Facial Shaping 
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: October 2003 – Volume 112 – Issue 5 – pp 19S-20S


Morphometry of the Adult Human Earlobe: A Study of 547 Subjects and Clinical Application; R. Azaria, M.D., N. Adler, M.D., R. Silfen, M.D., D. Regev, M.D., and D. J. Hauben, M.D.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: June 2003 – Volume 111 – Issue 7 – pp 2403-2404


Refinements in Face Lifting: Enhanced Facial Contour Using Vicryl Mesh Incorporated into SMAS Fixation
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: January 2000


Facial Cosmetic Surgery: A 30-Year Perspective
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: April 2000 – Volume 105 – Issue 4 – ppg 1527


CO2 and Erbium:YAG Laser Resurfacing: Current Status and Personal Perspective
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: February 1999 – Volume 103 – Issue 2 – ppg 588-591


Personal Technique of Face Lifting
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: August 1997 – Volume 100 – Issue 2 – ppg 502-508


The Relationship of the Superficial and Deep Facial Fascias: Relevance to Rhytidectomy and Aging
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: March 1992


The Anatomy and Clinical Applications of the Buccal Fat Pad.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: January 1990


Anatomy of the Frontal Branch of the Facial Nerve: The Significance of the Temporal Fat Pad
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: February 1989

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