This video shows the elevation of the skin flap and the SMAS flap which I do fairly routinely in facelift surgery. I do not know of any better way to get these kinds of results in a facelift without performing this type of operation.
A SMAS flap is when the Submuscular Aponeuritic System is mobilized to affect a great looking facelift. This is where it is clear that not all facelifts are created equal. The skin only facelift is the most superficial of all facelifts. Though it is easy and fast, its effects are short lived and it looks pulled and strange. The SMAS plication is second most common and does do a better job at generating results for the patients. However, for my money (and the money of my patients) I believe the SMAS facelift does the best job and generates the longest term results that look the best. My patients tell me they want to look natural and NOT pulled or weird. They want to look rested and rejuvenated. I can do this for them. And there is not extra operative time or risk.
With all of the hype of short scar facelifts and lifestyle lifts, etc. it is difficult for patients to understand why sign up for a real operation. Well, the answer is that a real operation give a real result. This is not amateur hour and average operations give average results. SMAS Flap does the real job that patients are looking for. My patients want to look great and they don’t mind paying what it takes to get there. Big surgery ….big results. Minimal operatons…minimal results.
SMAS flap makes for best results
I believe that the SMAS flap is the key to a great facelift. So few surgeons will go this direction for their patients, but the ones that will, they are the winners in terms of results. And lets face it, what to patients want? RESULTS!
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