A Facelift using muscle and tissue lifting techniques
SMAS is an acronym for Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System. It is the layer of tissue that lies on top of the deeper tissues and structures of the face and neck, including the entire cheek area. It is also attached to the platysma—the superficial muscle covering the lower face and neck.
The ‘SMAS’ weighs more than the skin itself. As such, this weight can drag the skin downward. During a ‘SMAS’ facelift Dr. Repta will lift the underlying muscle and tissue, rather than just pulling or stretching the skin over a sagging face. With Dr. Repta’s years of experience and precise surgical skill, you will be receiving one of the best SMAS facelifts Scottsdale has to offer.
Candidates for an SMAS Facelift
Unfortunately aging happens to the best of us. Even the most healthy, fit patients will eventually see the dreaded signs of aging. However, with modern plastic surgery and its use of cutting-edge techniques, something effective can be done to turn back the hands of time, giving you a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.
Many patients unhappy with their aging process see remarkable results with the SMAS facelift. Commonly referred to as a “muscle lift,” the SMAS procedure is very popular with patients in their 40’s and 50’s with the drooping muscle having been elevated to its once youthful position.
A SMAS facelift can correct and improve the following issues:
- Loss of volume in cheeks
- Loose and saggy skin
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging jowls
- Excess skin on the neck
Recovery & Healing
Immediately following your procedure, your head will be wrapped in bandages. It is important to keep your head elevated for the first 24 hours to help reduce swelling. Most patients return to their normal activities about 2 weeks following surgery. While swelling is greatly reduced within the first couple of weeks, it may take up to 6 months for last vestiges of swelling to disappear and the final results of the SMAS facelift to manifest. Tiny incisions are carefully placed along the hair-line and behind the ear resulting in minimal scarring, often remaining completely undetected. The results look completely natural and last for many, many years.
Want to learn more about facelifts?
If you want to learn more about the facelift procedure, benefits and recovery, please visit our comprehensive facelift page. You can click here to learn more about facelift surgery, as well as learn about the different types of facelifts performed by Dr. Repta.
With many years of experience in facial plastic surgery delivering among the best SMAS facelifts Scottsdale has available, Dr. Repta looks forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. If you are unhappy with the signs of aging, a SMAS facelift may be just the procedure you are looking for. If you are considering a SMAS facelift and live in the Scottsdale area, Dr. Repta is here to help you answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call today for a private consultation.