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SMAS vs. Deep Plane Facelift: Which is Best?

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December 10, 2018

What is the SMAS? The earliest facelifts were single layer procedures that only tightened the skin. Good results were possible but longevity and scar quality were limited by high wound healing tension on the skin. In the 1970’s surgical anatomists described the Superficial MusculoAponeurotic System, or SMAS. This is a dense connective tissue layer in...  read more

Multiple Procedures: How Much Is Safe To Do At Once?

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February 9, 2015

Why consider combining procedures? There are scenarios that naturally favor this approach. For example, facial aging typically affects both the eyes and face by a certain age. Treating just one area may produce a disharmonious appearance. Therefore blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelifts are commonly done at the same time. Similarly, changes in both the breasts...  read more

Fillers vs. Facelifts: Where Are the Boundaries?

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January 16, 2014

Injectables are becoming more and more popular for facial rejuvenation, but there is a limit to what these agents can accomplish. Depending on the patient’s age and the type and severity of their wrinkles and folds, a facelift may be a better alternative. What types of injectables are used for facial rejuvenation? There are two...  read more

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