SMAS Facelift and Neck Lift Surgical Details

Learn about SMAS neck lift & facelift (rhytidectomy) surgical details, Dr. Bermant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery.

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Facelift rhidectomy restores face, brow, and midface Tender Care Rhytidoplasty or facelift surgery lifts face, neck, and nasolabial regions Personalized Service Facelift plastic surgery Richmond Virginia Become Comfortable Facelift Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Bermant Cosmetic Surgeon.

Facelift Surgery - Rhytidectomy are names for a group of operations to restore the effects of the aging face. Blepharoplasty is the name for operations to restore a more youthful appearance to the eyelids. Time and gravity take their tolls on our facial beauty. Tissues lose their youthful tone and sag.

Patient photograph and picture before SMAS facelift and neck lift. Patient photograph and picture after SMAS facelift and neck lift.

Photograph Before Surgery

6 months after surgery

Picture Skin dissection for SMAS facelift, face lift, face-lift. This picture also shows the incisions around the ears.

The blue line shows the incisions for this facelift and neck lift. Notice how they are hidden in the hair, in front of the ear, and behind the ear. There is an additional incision under the chin.The pink area represents the area of skin undermining. It starts at the incisions and continues under the neck meeting the undermining on the other side.

Picture Vector pull of SMAS layer facelift, drawing and photograph of patient.

The yellow region is the SMAS dissection. This is the layer of fascia and muscles of facial animation. By elevating this SMAS layer in the directions of the yellow arrows, the drooping facial features are restored to the position of a more youthful face. An extended SMAS includes a dissection in front of the cheek. The extension permits a better elevation of the nasolabial folds (lines between the corners of the mouth and the nose.) The neck muscle of facial expression (platysma) are repaired next through the chin incision.

Picture Pull of skin for SMAS facelift and neck lift.

The extra skin is redraped after adjusting the SMAS layer. After fitting it around the ear and trimming off the excess, the skin is sutured. The stitches extend from in the hair, around the ear, and back into the hair behind the neck.

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