Facelift technique: Skin only pull vs Muscle pull
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Tightening the smas
Is a skin lift useful?
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SMAS vs. Skin Only Facelift
Samir Shureih MD.FACS
- It would be best to get the answer out of your surgeon
- If you have seen before and after pics of patients that have similar anatomy, then this may be indicated
- For a full facelift, we usually tighten the skin and muscle to get the most natural result
- A second opinion may help you get piece of mind
SMAS vs Skin-only Facelifts
Earl Stephenson Jr, MD DDS FACS
Face Lifting techniques
A comprehensive face/neck lift in our practice involves tightening the platysma muscle in the neck in 3 locations, removing fat above and below the platysma muscle in the neck, tightening up the jowls and SMAS, and tightening facial and neck skin. For many examples, please see the link below to our facelift Photo Gallery
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