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A facelift aims to improve the appearance of the face by tightening loose skin. The SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) facelift goes one step further — it also targets the underlying muscles and connective tissues to provide dramatic results. Dr. Lalezar specializes in SMAS facelift in NYC to reverse advanced signs of aging.

The Most Extensive & Comprehensive Facelift

The SMAS is a layer of tissues found in the face consisting of muscle, fat, and connective tissues. It is located beneath the skin and supports the overall facial structure. During an SMAS facelift, Dr. Lalezar tightens and repositions the SMAS layer to lift and rejuvenate the face. In contrast to other facelift techniques, the SMAS facelift targets the deeper layers of the face to provide more comprehensive rejuvenation.

The Goals of SMAS Facelift:

  • Lifting and tightening the skin and underlying SMAS layer
  • Tightening loose skin in the mid and lower face
  • Reducing wrinkles and lines in the mid and lower face
  • Improving the appearance of the neck
  • Enhancing the contours of the face
  • Reversing advanced signs of facial aging, such as jowls, nasolabial folds, and creases
woman during exam for SMAS facelift in NYC

SMAS Facelift vs. Other Facelift Techniques

There are several different facelift techniques available, each with its own set of benefits. Some of the main differences between a SMAS facelift in NYC and other facelift techniques include:

  • Comprehensive Rejuvenation: The SMAS facelift targets the deeper layers of the face, including the muscle and connective tissue, to provide more comprehensive rejuvenation. Other facelift techniques, such as a mini facelift, may only address the skin.
  • Longer-Lasting Results: Because the SMAS facelift targets the underlying tissue, the results may be longer-lasting, making you look more youthful for over a decade.
  • More Invasive: The SMAS facelift is more invasive than other facelift techniques because it repositions the muscles and underlying tissues. This may lead to a longer recovery period.
  • Dramatic Results: The SMAS facelift is suitable for older patients with advanced signs of aging, such as mid-face sagging, excess facial skin, lax jowls, and loose submental skin.

Selecting The Right Facelift Technique

Choosing the right facelift technique for your specific needs and goals is important. Dr. Lalezar will carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your goals and concerns, measure your skin laxity, and determine the appropriate facelift technique. Some factors to consider when selecting a facelift technique may include:

Age & Skin Type:

Younger patients with good skin elasticity are better candidates for a mini facelift or traditional facelift as these techniques involve less invasive surgery and a shorter recovery period. Older patients with more severe sagging may benefit from a SMAS facelift in NYC.

Your Concerns:

If you are primarily concerned with sagging skin in the mid and lower face, an SMAS facelift may be a good choice. If you are mainly concerned with wrinkles and lines in the upper face, a brow lift may address the issue.

Dr. Lalezar’s Surgical Technique

Dr. Lalezar combines the latest advances in facelift surgery with a personalized approach to each patient’s needs. During the procedure, Dr. Lalezar makes strategic incisions along the hairline, behind the ears, and under the chin based on your needs. He trims away excess skin and fat deposits and tightens the SMAS layer to rejuvenate the face. He uses subtle incisions and advanced suture techniques to ensure natural-looking results and minimal scarring.

Your Recovery Journey

After an SMAS facelift, you can expect swelling and bruising for a few weeks. Most patients can return to normal activities within a few weeks, but it may take several months for the final results to be visible. Dr. Lalezar will provide detailed instructions on caring for your incisions and what to expect during recovery. Please follow his instructions to ensure optimal results after your SMAS facelift in NYC.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgeries of the face. He is a deeply compassionate surgeon committed to ensuring his patients have a safe and supportive experience. He supports you through every stage of your surgical journey, from the initial consultation to the final stages of recovery. Please schedule an appointment to explore your SMAS facelift options.

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