What is involved in an SMAS Full Facelift? | Best facelift

What is SMAS Full Facelift Surgery

There are a number of types of facelifts. Traditional facelift procedures lift the skin without lifting the underlying muscles of the face. This can lead to a very tight, pulled look on the face. Results can also not be long-lasting.

The SMAS facelift is a type of facelift that lifts the underlying muscle plane of the face which sits underneath the skin. The word SMAS is an acronym for this muscle plane and stands for the Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System. As we age, the SMAS layer starts to loosen and descend down the face and into the neck. This causes droopy brows, prominent nasolabial folds, Marionette lines, jowls, and loose skin and muscle bands in the neck.

A SMAS facelift creates very natural results. The skin appears smooth youthful and full rather than pulled tight and thin. Most people who are looking into a facelift want to look younger but do not want to look like they have had a facelift. The SMAS facelift technique can achieve this.

What is involved in an SMAS Full Facelift? | Best facelift

SMAS facelift before and after photos – Azurite client 12 days post op

Who is a good candidate for a SMAS facelift?

Men and women of all ages who develop droopy, saggy facial and neck skin are good candidates for a SMAS facelift. It is best to be a non-smoker and not to have any medical conditions that impair wound healing.

How long does a SMAS facelift last

The facelift will not give you permanent results. With aging, there will be changes in your face, despite the facelift. Several factors such as your age, general health, and lifestyle will determine how long you can expect the results to last. On average, the results can last anywhere from 10 to 12 years.

Pricing for a SMAS Full Facelift at Azurite

At Azurite our Full Facelift’s always included deep muscle repair and neck. Starting from $12,000 AUD (based on the current conversion of USD) with the option to add fat transfer, and blepharoplasty.

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