I recently read an article about a variation of one of my favorite procedures……the facelift. It was a retrospective study of 1089 consecutive facelifts performed by Dr. Rod Rohrich. Of these patients 587 received platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and 926 underwent a superwet technique.
The hematoma rate was 0.9%. The use of superwet technique has benefits of improving visualization and hemostasis. PRP decreased edema and ecchymosis. These are important to the outcome, but control of blood pressure is also critical.