The SMAS facelift refers to the “Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System.” This surgical approach is an advanced surgical technique, addressing the deeper layers beneath the skin for long-lasting results and a youthful, refreshed appearance that is very natural in appearance.
What is the procedure?
A SMAS facelift begins with a meticulously placed incision within the hairline or around the contours of the ear for minimal visible scarring. Once the incision is made, the skin is gently lifted to expose the underlying SMAS layer. The surgeon then repositions and tightens this layer to achieve a firmer, uplifted facial contour. Excess skin is trimmed away, and the skin is then redraped smoothly over the newly rejuvenated SMAS layer. The incisions are closed, and the procedure is complete.
One of the key benefits of an SMAS facelift is its ability to provide a more profound, more comprehensive lift than older, traditional facelift techniques, which create a visible pulled or “windswept” look. By targeting the foundational structures of the face, it offers a transformative and very natural-looking result.