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Rhytidectomy is associated with which nerve involvement?

 # Rhytidectomy is associated with which nerve involvement? 
A. Great auricular nerve 
B. Auriculotemporal nerve 
C. Marginal mandibular nerve 
D. Sympathetic plexus around ICA 



The correct answer is A. Greater auricular nerve.

Rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure meant to counteract the effects of time on the aging face. In the rhytidectomy procedure (also known as a “face-lift”), the tissues under the skin are tightened and excess facial and neck skin are excised. Rhytidectomy literally means wrinkle (rhytid-) removal (-ectomy).

The great auricular nerve, which supplies sensation to the skin of the ear and nearby skin is the most commonly injured in a rhytidectomy.

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