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Does Lifting and Tightening the SMAS Cause Cheeks to Flatten?

A doctor told me that tightening the SMAS causes the cheek to flatten. Is this true and if so how do you avoid that? Also, if you just do a composite... READ MORE

Indentation on cheek after SMAS (Photo)

On 1/8/14 I had a SMAS. Three days post-op I developed a Seroma on the left side of my neck. It was drained four times, then resolved. The second week... READ MORE

SMAS Very Effective/somewhat Effective/mostly Ineffective for Cheek Rejuvination?

One of the Manhattan surgeon contributors to this site said that "The SMAS lift helps the upper cheek area more than anything else." I thought that... READ MORE

Is a SMAS Facelift right for me? (photos)

Help! I'm 47 and VERY unhappy with my sloped neck and jowls. My right cheek is also larger than my left; can this be fixed by reducing the right cheek... READ MORE

I am 59 yrs, 7 weeks out from smas facelift and upper and lower blepharostomy. Will the swelling be permanent? (Photo)

I have had virtually no resolution of severe selling especially on my cheeks and jaw. My cheeks are now fibrotic and I am afraid I may be permanently... READ MORE

Indentation/Dimpling on right cheek four weeks SMAS post-op. Should I be concerned about this? (Photo)

I'm four weeks post-op for a SMAS and mid-face lift and about a week or two out, I noticed that an approximately one inch indentation in my right... READ MORE

Help, "live fill" fat injections and facelift have left me feeling devastated! It's been 8 weeks. (Photo)

I got a smas lift and cheek lift plus fat injections in nasal folds. All my swelling has seemed to disappeared, except I have these huge lumps at... READ MORE

Is it normal? (Photo)

Hello Doctor, I did a SMAS surgery yesterday and today I got chocked of how deep into my cheek the scar is. I wonder if it is normal? My surging says... READ MORE

Cheek wrinkles after SMAS lift. 61 years old. Any suggestions? (photos)

On 2nd February l had an SMAS lift. Developed haematoma in right cheek, it was seen to immediately. After about 10 days l noticed cheek wrinkling on... READ MORE

I'd like a smas facelift but my friend had one & complained of flat cheeks & hollowing under eyes. What could have gone wrong?

I 'm 40 and would love a facelift but worry my results would be like my friend with flat cheeks and under eye hollows, what could have gone wrong with... READ MORE

Can a high smas lift lift my upper cheeks? How can I find a doctor who does this procedure?

I had a cheek lift about 2 months ago which i thought was a smas lift but after surgery from droopy face/cheek & horrible recovery plus googling i... READ MORE

Can SMAS plication/imbrication permanent sutures be removed during a revision? There is a noticeable suture line down one cheek.

I had a facelift last year, which I believe was some sort of plication/imbrication procedure (not sure what the difference is?). I'm hoping this means... READ MORE

Can I have a high SMAS facelift after subperiosfeal midface lift to lift my cheeks & remove slight jowls?

I had a midface lift about 8 weeks ago & it looks bad. My cheeks are droopy especially in outer side & horizontal which make my face... READ MORE

Should cheek and lip injections be dissolved before a SMAS face lift?

I had Voluma injected approximately 6 months ago. (2 syringes). I've decided to just go ahead and do a SMAS facelift. I've had consults with two... READ MORE

Bump on cheek 2 years after SMAS facelift. Is this common? (Photos)

I had an SMAS facelift 2 years ago. There is still a bump (soft lump) on the left cheek. It is not painful. The bump has come down over 2 years, but... READ MORE

Will a SMAS plication type facelift affect my fat cheeks?

I am 53 and had fat grafting to my cheeks about ten years ago. It looks ok but when I smile my cheeks look round and ball-like, kind of youthful... READ MORE

Lifting cheeks after facelift?

Hi Doctors. I have a question. I had a deep plane SMAS facelift approx a week and a half ago that was supposed to address the mid face as well. About... READ MORE

High SMAS facelift or MACS lift for droopy upper cheeks and slight jewels from weight loss?

I had an unsuccessful midface lift about 3 month ago which caused assymetric lips and hollow lower cheeks. Cheeks are horizontal not lifted at all... READ MORE

Why did I get these bumps on my face after SMAS facelift when I open my mouth? Is this common?

Doctor was board certified and has good reputation. What can be done to gain structure back to that area. Now it has only skin and bones when before... READ MORE

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