SMAS Lifting is a procedure done to permanently lift the entire face.
Rhytidectomy (lifting) is a surgical procedure that improves signs of aging around the neck and face.
As you age, you will experience sagging of the skin as well as the appearance of wrinkles and folds. A lifting will lead to a reduction of sagging skin as well as double chins.
SMAS lifting is lifting of the SMAS by placing sutures in the SMAS layer and the platysma for tightening. When people age, skin muscles and layers become more loose; thus, lifting the SMAS layer leads to tightening of the skin layers and ultimately skin elasticity.
At MINA PLASTIC SURGERY, SMAS Lifting not only lifts the SMAS layer but also gets rid of loose and saggy muscles under the skin layer. Therefore, SMAS Lifting can create a permanent lifting effect.
Procedure will take around 2 hours. (*Operation duration could be different depending on a patient’s health condition and surgical situation.)
You will receive SMAS Lifting surgery under local anesthesia and become fully awake around 1 hour after the surgery. While you stay for hospitalization, you will receive aftercare services provided by MINA PLASTIC SURGERY.
Stitches are removed at the clinic 1~2 weeks later. Recovery time is around 1~2 weeks for daily activities. Smoking is prohibited for 2 weeks after the surgery.
What is SMAS?
SMAS stands for Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System. The SMAS layer indicates a thin muscle layer which covers the entire facial surface.
As you can see on the image (above), the SMAS layer is located between the skin layers and muscle layer. Therefore, lifting the SMAS layer up is very effective for the permanent result.
Types of SMAS Lifting
You can receive SMAS Lifting on the whole face or partial areas such as:
This procedure is recommended if you have serious problems with facial wrinkles you wish to improve.
Moreover, if your facial wrinkles are very deep and wide (which creates an aged appearance), Dr. Cha would recommend you to receive Facial SMAS Lifting.
Additionally, if your skin is droopy and saggy due to aging and you want them to be lifted up permanently, our clinic suggests Facial SMAS Lifting to overcome saggy skin problems.
How it works
You can reform your wrinkled face and neck through a single session.
Saggy muscles and skins are removed and you will have a rejuvenated, revitalized look.
V-line is created through removal of saggy muscles and skin around the chin.
Dr. Cha’s SMAS Lifting is customized and personalized to each individual patient.
Lifting is operated under incisions, which are sutured very delicately. Thus, scars are nearly invisible and the result is almost permanent.