SMAS Explained – Understand Your Facelift and Neck Lift Procedure Better


The superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) is a specific area of muscles on the face. The SMAS extends from the platysma, or muscle covering the neck and chin areas, to the galea aponeurotica, or the muscle covering the upper part of the cranium. This unique muscular system is manipulated by a surgeon during facial cosmetic surgery to achieve the patient’s desired look. A SMAS lift typically refers to any facelift technique that tightens the SMAS layer as well as the overlying skin in a more youthful position to make the patient look younger. The procedure tightens and lifts the jowls, neck and cheeks. By eliminating sagging skin in these areas, the patient will look more youthful.

Is It a Necklift or a Facelift?

A full SMAS lift includes both a facelift and a neck correction. This type of lift is one of the best options for correcting aging skin and slacking facial muscles. This unique method requires superb surgical skill and a surgeon with extensive experience. When skillfully performed, the full SMAS lift technique offers natural and long-lasting results.

Dr. Sadati’s Facelift and Neck Lift Procedures

Dr. Kevin Sadati has the training, skill and experience needed to successfully perform SMAS lifts. Along with understanding and performing traditional face and neck lifts, Dr. Sadati has adopted a new muscle tightening technique called the “Double C-Lift.” Dr. Sadati’s new and innovative facelift technique provides patients with a durable, natural-looking lift as well as a quick recovery time. This type of lift is geared towards those ages 40-80.

The Double C-Lift Procedure

Dr. Sadati’s “Double C-Lift” is considered the next generation of high definition facial rejuvenation. Unlike some lift methods, this procedure does not result in a prolonged and painful recovery, nor does it leave the patient with a “pulled” or “tight” look. Also unlike traditional methods, Dr. Sadati does not use general anesthesia. Instead, he opts for local anesthesia and twilight sedation. This not only reduces the cost and recovery time, but is also a safer alternative to general anesthesia.
The Double C-Lift Procedure takes about two hours to perform. When the patient has fully recovered, he or she may be surprised to find that they look 10 years younger. The results are also long-lasting. Patients who are looking for a facelift method that will create a more refreshed and youthful appearance without a ‘pulled’ or ‘artificial look’ should speak to Dr. Sadati about the Double C-Lift Procedure.

About Dr. Sadati

Dr. Sadati has enjoyed a decade-long career as a plastic surgeon in Orange County. He has over 2500 patients who have undergone the revolutionary Double C-Plication technique and are thrilled with the results. Dr. Sadati’s facelift technique is so unique that The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgerypublished Dr. Sadati’s research on the technique in, which received astounding reviews from his peers.
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