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Rejuvenation at a Deeper Level: SMAS Facelift Surgery

By tmccall on September 01, 2014

A middle-aged couple embracing one another, both with smooth facial skin, such as that which can be achieved with SMAS facelift surgeryPatients of Dr. Tracy McCall can expect plastic surgery of the highest quality using only the most advanced techniques and technologies. Dr. McCall is renowned for enhancing her patients’ natural beauty through customized facelift surgery, bringing out their finest features while making them look years younger. At her plastic surgery practice in Milwaukee, the SMAS facelift technique is one of several techniques she uses to provide her patients with the exceptional results they desire. Using this technique, she is able to make dramatic changes to a person’s facial skin without excessive scarring or other tell-tale signs of surgery.

Are you displeased with the appearance of your face due to wrinkling and sagging of the skin? If so, Dr. McCall can help you to restore youth and beauty to your face.

What is the SMAS technique?

The SMAS technique is named after the sub-muscular aponeurotic system, the layer of tissues that lies just beneath the superficial muscles of the lower face and neck. This entire system covers a deeper layer of underlying muscles. The SMAS facelift technique targets the sub-muscular aponeurotic system, providing a deeper lift that is particularly effective at reducing the appearance of jowls, folds, and sagging of the skin of the lower face and neck.

During the procedure, Dr. McCall reshapes the SMAS, lifting it in two directions: upward toward the forehead and backward toward the ear. This allows for more natural tightening of the facial skin, as the tissues are not simply pulled in a single direction, thus allowing patients to avoid the “pulled-back” look that can mar the results of facelift using older techniques. Because Dr. McCall is able to perform the procedure through the smallest incisions possible, most of which are concealed in the natural folds of the skin, patients emerge from surgery with minimal scarring and other visual evidence of having undergone plastic surgery.

Also known as the deep plane technique, the SMAS facelift technique tends to yield results that last longer than results achieved through less invasive techniques.

SMAS Facelift Candidates

The SMAS facelift technique is potentially ideal for patients who are experiencing advanced signs of aging and wish to elevate the skin of the cheek or midface region. It can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), for more comprehensive results.

The most suitable candidates for the procedure will:

  • Be in good enough general health to undergo surgery, preferably free from any condition that could interfere with proper and timely healing
  • Have realistic expectations of what can be achieved through the procedure
  • Understand that they must facilitate their own recovery by precisely following the post-surgical instructions provided to them by Dr. McCall
  • If they smoke, be willing to stop smoking during the recovery period, and preferably altogether

Learn More about SMAS Facelift Surgery

To learn whether you might benefit from SMAS facelift surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. McCall by contacting our plastic surgery practice today. We would be pleased to answer any questions you might have.

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