What is a SMAS face lift ?

What is a SMAS face lift ?

I read on the internet about a new method called SMAS facial lift. What does this term mean and what are the advantages of this method?
Dolin  |  visitor  |  California
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I would like a lower facelift, concerning my mouth and neck area. What would that be called? Also what is an SMAS face lift?
Dr. med. Sixtus Allert  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Hameln, Hannover
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SMAS is nothing new at all.
It depends on the desired effect which technique is to be used.
SMAS means to work also on the thin muscles below the skin instead of just stretching the skin itself.
Dr. Sixtus Allert
Dr. Walther Jungwirth, past president Austrian Society of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Salzburg
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SMAS means superficial muscular aponeurotic system - this long word means that during facelift you do not only rely on lifting the skin, but also to tighten your face structure beneath your skin. This leads to a natural, long lasting result.
all the best
Dr. Walther Jungwirth
Dr. Julio César Escobar Fonseca  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Cali
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Dear Patient:

The SMAS is part of the fascial tissue systems of the human body and is located on the face. Means superficial musculoaponeurotic system and is one of the most important structures in the facial support. Similarly, gradual weakness is involved in the changes brought about by the aging process. In the facelift is key structure in the surgical success.


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Dott. Crescenzo D'Onofrio  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Rome Dubai
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A SMAS face lift is the technique involving the lift of the superficial fascia and mimic muscles system
Dr. Luigi Maria Lapalorcia Specialista in Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva ed Estetica  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Perugia, Ferrara
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SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) is a layer of tissue present deep to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. certain authors believe that if you pull with sutures on deep tissue your vertical and posterior traction on tissues is stronger and lasts longer if compared to a skin only facelift. it is a popular technique developed in the late 70ies and popularized in the 90ies. yuo have to know well the anatomy of the facial nerve that can be jeopardized during the procedure if you don t know how to avoid it.
Prof.Dr. Assaf Zeltzer M.D., PhD, FCCP  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Brussels
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The SMAS is a supreficial musculo-aponeurotic system that contains the muscles of the face. It is the continuum of the platysma in the face. Manipulating this anatomic structure can reposition structures in the face which result in rejuvenation ! Advantage of thèse techniques is that they are l'essai invasive that deeper techniques and recuperation is thus faster. There is also less risk of causing nerve damage (infrequent in experienced hands). Kind regards Dr A ZELTZER
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore
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SMAS concept has now been changed to SMAFS ( Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic-Fatty System ). In SMAFS face lift, the superficial muscles of facial expression, alongwith aponeurosis, and fat, are lifted using plicating prolene stitches. This results in a durable longer lasting face lift.
Dr. Carlos González Legarda  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Bogotá
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the SMAS is the tissue under the skin and over the muscles. Work with this tissue is the SMAS facial lift. could be endoscopic or traditional, thats depends of what are the patient needs.
lindaswigs  |  visitor  |  Florida
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please advise to what dr is the best or the most popular in south florida area for the smas/smafs thank you. i would prefer only plastic surgeon that does mostly 80% faces only... thanks for any advice i really really appreciate the help.
Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes Amezcua  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Tijuana
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I do recommend you Dr. Stuzin in Miami.
lindaswigs  |  visitor  |  Florida
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OK, thankyou , now, who would be the second choice, please, this is major to me, i am doing this soon, and i really want the surgeon to do what i want to my face, i dont want to seem like i barely had any work done, i really want my face pulled, lol if you can understand my meaning, i dont want subtle, i just appreciate one more referal to go for consult... if stuzin was not avail. who would you let your wife or daughter go to as a second choice,,, then im done asking... xoxo thanks
Dra. Maria Cristina Picon MD  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Buenos Aires
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SAMAS treatment, is to correct the muscle position, to the anatomic positions, when the muscle is in the right position, the skin follow the muscle.
El tratamiento del SMAS, es corregir la posicion de los musculos, hacia la posicion anatomica, cuando los musculos estan en la posicion correcta, la piel sigue al musculo hacia dicha posicion.
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore
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SMAS ( Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System ) concept described by Mitz and Peyronnie in the last century has been totally changed now to SMAFS ( Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic Fatty System ). SMAFS was described by Dr.H.A.Khawaja, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Sweden, several years ago and a number of anatomic variants of SMAFS and their clinical significance in face lift and facial surgery has been extensively published recently in books by Springer-Verlag and in text books of Dr.Khawaja " Simplified Cosmetic Surgery - Art, Science & Practice" & "Simplified Aesthetic Surgery - Principles & techniques". There are a wide variety of techniques described by Dr.Khawaja for plicating and lifting of SMAFS. Via SMAFS lifting & Plication using Khawaja's techniques, longest and most durable results of Face Lift Surgery are now possible.

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