Volume 5, 2021

Medical Imaging

POSSIBILITIES OF SONOELASTOGRAPHY IN THE EVALUATION OF THE LOWER THIRD OF FACE SOFT TISSUES CHANGES DETERMINING THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD OF CORRECTION: A PILOT STUDY USING SONOELASTOGRAPHY

Yu.A. Stepanova, D.A. Kiseleva, N.O. Sultanova

Pages: 90–93

DOI: 10.21175/RadProc.2021.17

he article discusses the use of shear wave elastography in assessment of age-related atrophy of muscle tissue in the lower third of face as a preoperative diagnostic option. The aim was to study the possibility of using sonoelastography in the study of changes in elasticity of muscle tissue of the lower third of the face in women as a result of age-related atrophic processes. The research involved 45 women divided into three equal groups by age (20-30, 30-40 and 40-60 years old). Elasticity of muscle tissue in the area of buccinator muscle was assessed using shear wave elastography. A statistically significant progressive decrease in the elasticity of muscle tissue in the lower third of face, associated with the age-related atrophy, was revealed. We have shown that using sonoelastography it is possible to display atrophic processes in the facial muscle tissue, which can be used in future in preoperative diagnosis and selection of the optimal correction method. It is a promising method for evaluating age-related changes in soft tissues in aesthetic medicine and cosmetology. Further research on the application of this method can contribute to its implementation in everyday practice in this field of medicine.
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Yu.A. Stepanova, D.A. Kiseleva, N.O. Sultanova, "Possibilities of sonoelastography in the evaluation of the lower third of face soft tissues changes determining the most effective method of correction: a pilot study using sonoelastography", RAD Conf. Proc, vol. 5, 2021, pp. 90–93, http://doi.org/10.21175/RadProc.2021.17