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This patient wanted a facelift at the age of 58 because she was unhappy
with the general aging of her face, she thought that she looked older
and more tired than she really was. She had never had surgery or
injectables done before. For this surgery she had a full facelift at the
SMAS (sub-muscular aponeurotic system) layer, this deeper layer is made
of more inelastic, fibrous tissue that can hold the tension when
elevated and repositioned. This layer is key to a natural appearing
facelift as the overlying skin was then re-draped with minimal tension,
giving her the most natural results that best withstand the test of
time. Her incisions were made in the hairline and follow the inside
crease of her ear and behind her earlobe, making the scars hidden and
unnoticeable. She also had an upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid
surgery) to remove the excess skin and give her eyes a more open and
refreshed look. These photos were taken 2 months after her surgery.

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