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SMAS vs. Deep Plane Facelift: Which is Best?

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

Fillers vs. Facelifts: Where Are the Boundaries?

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

Sagging Upper Eyelids: Do I Need a Browlift Too?

June 26, 2014

Most individuals are best served by eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) alone to restore a youthful appearance to the upper eyelids. Browlifts add a layer of complexity to the process, as well as increased operating time and cost. However, browlifts significantly improve results when used in the right situations. Also, the recovery time is about the same...  read more

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