The SMAS Facelift Is an Excellent Facelift Option
There are many different types of facelift procedures and each procedure can produce different results. You can choose a specific technique based on your individual needs and your doctor’s recommendations.
Facelift techniques have improved a great deal over the years. Innovations have it more safe and efficient. You can choose to undergo a SMAS facelift for results that look better than those provided by a more traditional approach.
The SMAS Facelift Procedure
SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) is a muscle in the face. As you age, the muscle may become weakened and make your lower face look old and haggard. Facelift procedures can work on SMAS muscles to make the face appear smoother and more youthful.
SMAS muscles extend from the ears to the neck. The muscles have a long continuous structure that connects the facial structures and hold together the neck and the middle face area. It covers the cheeks and jawline, and extends into the neck area.
A SMAS facelift can be performed with different approaches. The general SMAS procedure involves tightening this muscle group through an incision in the hairline. Your doctor will remove the excess skin and place sutures.
High SMAS is a facelift technique that allows doctors to elevate the muscles higher than what is done during a traditional facelift. It allows your surgeon to lift the cheeks.
The Benefits of a SMAS Facelift
The traditional facelift technique is an effective procedure that can help you achieve a youthful appearance, but with the SMAS technique, you can address the aging problems in the deeper layers of the skin.
The results look more natural than other types of facelifts as well. If you have loose skin in the middle of the face, a SMAS facelift can be the ideal procedure for you. It is also useful in treating jowl sagging and mild laxity.
For those experiencing premature aging in the face, a SMAS facelift can help correct the problem areas to help eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. After the procedure is completed, you can expect to have a much smoother and younger look.
The results provided by the SMAS facelift is long lasting. You can even combine the procedure with other surgeries for a comprehensive improvement that will leave you looking more beautiful than ever before.
What to Expect During the Recovery Period
A SMAS facelift is a very precise technique and requires the hands of a skilled surgeon. Under optimal conditions, you can expect a full recovery within two to three weeks after the procedure is completed. You may experience some mild swelling and discomfort, but this is temporary and should subside soon.
Most people can resume their normal routine after a week. It is important to refrain from doing activities that require extreme exertion in order to facilitate a fast recovery. You will be given post-surgical instructions that you will need to follow to ensure the best possible results as well.
Contact Our Office
If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and wishing for someone else to look back at you, it’s time to consider undergoing a SMAS facelift. Contact Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Hughes, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to learn more.