There’s a reason that the facelift is one of the most sought-after plastic surgery procedures available. Our faces are the image we present to the world, and in many ways define how we are seen.
Traditional SMAS Facelifts
The earliest facelifts relied on pulling the skin alone to achieve the desired smoothness – while underlying tissue layers were left untouched, the skin was pulled taut so that it became a smooth, tight surface once more. Unfortunately, this also had the downside of producing a particular look that was quite easy to identify – the surface of the face often appeared overly smooth and plastic, and features were sometimes distorted, resulting in a “done” look that made it readily apparent that the individual had undergone the procedure.