A SMAS facelift is different from a traditional facelift because it lifts the deeper layer of skin known as the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system, or SMAS.
This procedure can restore a more youthful look to the skin and improve sagging cheeks and neck.
Men or women aged 50 or older in good health are generally good candidates for this procedure.
Since this procedure focuses more on the lower part of the face than anywhere else, those patients who are seeing signs of aging around the neck, jaw line and mouth will see the most benefit from this facelift.
Costs for an SMAS facelift will vary depending upon the area in which you live, your individual situation, and the surgeon you choose.
On average, you can expect to pay somewhere between $5,000 and $9,000.
It can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks to recover from the surgery, with most patients fully recovered after two full weeks.
As with any type of surgery, there are always potential risks such as adverse reaction to anesthesia or infection, but facelifts are among the safest surgical procedures.
During the recovery period, swelling and discoloration are common as the skin heals but it will gradually subside a little more each day.
Some activities such as vigorous exercise may be restricted during the first two weeks to allow your body to heal.
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