SMAS Facelift is a surgical procedure that targets the sagging skin and the underlying muscles of the lower two-thirds of the face. SMAS stands for superficial musculo-aponeurotic system, the thin part of muscle and connective tissue deep to the subcutaneous fat in the mid and lower face.
As we get older, there are subtle changes that your face undergoes over the years that do not become apparent until you start to notice a little natural sagging and wrinkling in your skin. There are many natural factors, including genetics, age, pollution, sun exposure, unhealthy diet, and consumption of certain hazardous drugs, that can cause your skin to lose its natural elasticity.
The traditional facelift procedure has undergone a dramatic evolution to a highly advanced variation called the SMAS facelift, which provides much more natural-looking results. The SMAS facelift targets the sagging in the layers of connective tissue and muscles that provide support to the midface, jawline, and neck areas. It can correct the look of those areas by firming and reconstructing the internal framework of facial muscles and tissues.
Your SMAS facelift Rancho Mirage begins with the administration of either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia to provide comfort during the surgery.
Incisions are then made by your surgeon in the location where the lift procedure will be done. A three-layer section of the skin is released prompting the SMAS framework to pull these layers taut. The excess loose tissue is trimmed away to reconstruct the underlying tissue structure of the face and provide a natural lift to the overlying skin. The incision is then sutured to complete the procedure.
The SMAS facelift aims to correct the internal structure of your facial skin, which yield more natural-looking results than the traditional facelift.
The results also last longer, as much as ten years or more. The recovery time is less than a conventional facelift with most patients needing only a week to recover before going back to work and their normal social activities. In comparison, it can take up to three weeks to recover from a traditional facelift.
You are a good candidate for a Rancho Mirage SMAS facelift if you are in good physical health, a non-smoker and still have some elasticity in your skin, especially if you are over the age of 50 and in need of correcting some form of facial sagging. Make sure you have realistic expectations of the procedure and what it can do for you.
The SMAS facelift is a highly accurate and safe procedure. Some of the risks can include a bad reaction to anesthesia or medications, blood clots, breathing problems, bleeding and infection.
There is also a chance of changes in skin color, irregular contours, nerve damage to your facial muscles, numbness, scarring, and wounds that may not heal.
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You can expect some facial swelling and inflammation after your procedure as the SMAS facelift is a comprehensive surgical technique.
The swelling takes about two weeks to subside. During the first few weeks after your surgery, you should avoid strenuous exercise. After a couple of weeks, moderate exercise and activities are encouraged to speed up your healing process. It takes up to a month to fully recover from a Rancho Mirage SMAS facelift.
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A SMAS facelift can last over ten years, more so than a traditional facelift.
By tightening and lifting your entire face, you will witness a transformation that will give you a more refined and youthful appearance. In the Palm Springs area, a SMAS facelift can be the beginning of a new phase in your life.