Regarding: "What is Your Opinion of the Roundblock SMAS Facelift Technique?
I'm 46 years old Finnish woman and am having some signs of ageing, especially on the neck. One plastic surgeon recommended a Roundblock smas -operation for me.
I was told that the RoundBlock SMAS treatment is a suspension method for face-lifts that is safe, yields fast results and reduced scars and no dead space, requires no drains, and has a quick recovery time.
Is anyone familiar with this surgery method and what is your opinion of it?"
Ever since Facelifts began being performed in the 1900's there have been MANY different variations of Facelifts and the popularity of one variation over another appeared cyclical. In 1976, two Frenchmen Mitz and Peyronie described the potential use of using and pulling on the SMAS (an anatomic muscle layer than extends from the temple muscle across the side of the face to cover the neck muscles) and Facelift surgery was changed forever. Various techniques of SMAS manipulation were described, each with its own name. Instead of pulling on the skin (and getting the obvious "done" and "wind swept" face we still see by surgeon who should know better) the SMAS is pulled on allowing skin closure to be done without any tension for great, almost invisible scars.
The SMAS can be :
- undermined as flaps and pulled
- strips of it can be removed and ends brought together (Lateral Smasectomy)
- bent on itself and tightened (SMAS plication)
- gathered with purse string sutures (" round block" - better known as a MACS Facelift)
- etc, etc
To get a great result, a Facelift MUST be addressed to the patient's individual needs. In your case, the neck needs to be addressed with an additional procedure as does the area under the eyes where there is a flatness and visibility of the lower rim of the eye socket.
In my opinion a MACS Facelift WITH a Neck lift and fat injections to the middle third of the face would be your best option. Make sure your surgeon CUSTOMIZES THE FACELIFT TO YOU - NOT YOU TO THE FACELIFT.
Dr. Peter Aldea