A SMAS facelift doesn't require general anesthesia. Instead, intravenous sedation and local anesthesia make the whole process painless and smooth.
The SMAS facelift involves well-camouflaged incisions. Vertical lifting of the face and neck is achieved by adjusting the muscles and connective tissues and removing unwanted excess sagging skin.
Subcutaneous elastic antibiotic stitches provide additional support. These antibiotic stitches are firmly secured to an anchor point under the skin. The stitches dissolve very slowly and naturally. The antibiotic stitches disappear as soon as the lifted tissues grows into place so the body will not reject the stitches at any point in time.
The final aim with a SMAS facelift is to create natural-looking results that suit your overall look and lasts for a long time. It takes about two to three months for the results to fully settle.
Depending upon prevailing conditions, a SMAS facelift often comes with a neck lift. The rejuvenating treatment can be combined with correction of upper and lower eyelids along with filling of deep wrinkles at the corners of the mouth. Wrinkles on the forehead are corrected with an eyebrow lift or Botox.