SMAS stands for a technique called Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System– SMAS facelift. It means that the surgery affects the muscle and fascia too. It is performed to address sagging skin, excess fat, jowls, and loss of volume in the cheeks
This surgery is now taken as long-lasting attitude towards the facelift issues with most effective results for achieving clients’ expectations. Unlike traditional face lift methods that simply tighten the skin, a SMAS face lift tightens the SMAS layer to improve skin elasticity from the inside. With this procedure, our doctors help you have a natural smile and attractive face right after the surgery.
Surgery Duration: 4-5 hours
Anesthesia: Short-term sedation
Hospitalization: 1 day or taking at home
Removal of stitches: 1-2 weeks
Number of postoperative visits: 2-3 times
Return to normal life: After removal of stitches
You may be a good candidate for an SMAS Facelift if you are over the age of 40s-50s and want to correct one or older with presenting forehead laxity and face aging, such as facial dropping.
You may have some facial sagging but still have some elasticity in your skin.
You should have realistic expectations of the procedure.
In summary, the SMAS facelift is effective in correcting the following:
Procedure of SMAS Facelift
Step 01: Make an incision inside the scalp in order to make the scar become invisible.
Step 02: Remove the loose skin
Step 03: Remove the SMAS layer by cutting retaining ligaments.
Step 04: Pull the SMAS layer upwards while preserving the fat pads. Then, roll and fix it.
Step 05: Cut and stitch the remainder.
If sagging and wrinkles are not severe, a minimum-incision partial face lift may be available
Minimized recovery period
Since no incisions are made, no visible scars will be left. Hardly any swelling or bruises will be caused so you can expect fast return to your daily routine.
Long lasting effect
It lifts SMAS layer, preventing sagginess as much as possible and maintaining lifting effect for a long time as well.
Natural look after surgery
Even when it holds the skin tight and strong, the elastic band plays its role as a ligament within the skin tissue, allows your face look natural even right after surgery.
SMAS Facelift is highly effective for a full face specifically the mid-face, nasolabial folds cheeks, jawline, and neck to treat skin laxity and wrinkles.
Temple Lift focuses on the temple areas – eyes, eyebrows, and nasolabial folds by removing excess fats and skin and lifting
Minimum incision facelift improves lifting in the areas near the cheeks and jawline rather than the SMAS Facelift which is a full facelift.
During the consultation you discuss all your wishes and expectations with the surgeon. The doctor will inform you whether the procedure can meet your expectations.
All the information regarding your SMAS Facelift is also provided during the consultation: the method that will provide you with the best result, the possible risks involved in your treatment and the aftercare.
Call us on 09 6868 1111 to arrange your appointment immediately.