February, 2020

Saline vs. Silicone: New Twist on an Old Debate

February 25, 2020

The Myths Surrounding Silicone Implants The popular perception is that silicone breast implants are always a better choice than those filled with saline. The foundation of this belief is twofold: that silicone implants feel better and look better than saline implants. While the former assertion is true in many cases, the latter is not. Both...  read more

SMAS vs. Deep Plane Facelift: Which is Best?

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February 24, 2020

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

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