Types of SMAS Facelift?

  • SMAS Plication Facelift – It lifts the SMAS by placing sutures in the jawline, jowls and neck to tighten the layer. This is a simple and minimally invasive procedure. Results last 2-3 years approximately.
  • SMAS Excision Facelift – It lifts the SMAS by excising a strip of tissue and closing the gap with sutures. The excision usually extends from the angle of the jaw to the corner of the eye. This one is also a simple procedure.  Results tend to last longer; 3-4 years approximately.
  • Extended Sub-SMAS Facelift – It lifts the SMAS and platysma layers.  A muscle flap is created by elevating the tissues underneath the SMAS.  The layer is lifted off the face and smoothed out.  The excess tissue is removed and tightened in its new position.  Results last around 8-10 years.
  • High SMAS Facelift – It is similar to the last technique, but better.  It lifts the muscle layer and creates a structural reengineering of facial tissues.  The difference is that also involves lifting the cheeks by repositioning the layers of SMAS.  Results last around 8-10 years

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