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Will An SMAS Facelift Help With Sagging Skin?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


If you look in the mirror and don’t recognize the face looking back at you, you are certainly not alone. Over time, virtually everyone develops the classic signs of facial aging, including lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. Another common and frustrating side effect of aging is the loss of skin elasticity, which results in sagging skin and drooping features. To restore a more youthful appearance and help patients love their look once again, internationally renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi offers a comprehensive range of cutting-edge facial rejuvenation procedures, including facelift surgery, at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV. Review the useful information below to learn more about how one particular type of facelift – the SMAS facelift – may help with sagging skin.

Am I ready for a facelift?

With the wide variety of facelift techniques available today, men and women of almost any age can be considered candidates for facelift surgery. The approach used will vary from patient to patient depending on the nature of their concerns, the degree of facial aging, their personal goals, and other factors, which will be evaluated by Dr. Khorsandi during a private consultation. The most common types of facelift surgery performed today include:

  • Traditional/full facelift
  • Short scar facelift
  • SMAS facelift
  • Mid-facelift
  • Mini facelift
  • Liquid facelift

What does an SMAS facelift do?

An SMAS facelift is often considered the gold standard among facelift techniques, thanks in part to its ability to dramatically reduce moderate to severe signs of aging. The SMAS facelift is performed using a series of incisions, which typically run along the patient’s hairline from the temple, down the side of the face, and behind the ear. This approach allows Dr. Khorsandi to tighten and remodel facial tissues and trim away loose skin for a strikingly more youthful and natural new look. The SMAS facelift primarily targets moderate to severe concerns related to muscle movement and facial expression in the lower two-thirds of the face, including:

  • Hollow cheeks
  • Drooping jowls
  • Sagging skin
  • Downturned mouth/constant frown
  • Bumpy or lumpy jawline

Do I qualify for SMAS facelift surgery?

Ideal candidates for the SMAS facelift approach should be in good overall health, nonsmokers, and have moderate to severe drooping and sagging, and other signs of aging in the mid and lower face.

How long does an SMAS facelift last?

When performed by a highly-skilled plastic surgeon and cared for properly, the results of SMAS facelift surgery can last for up to a decade or longer. Over time, patients may notice subtle changes in their skin and face as a result of the natural aging process, though these are usually minor and do not significantly affect their overall appearance. To best maintain and prolong your SMAS facelift results, consider these helpful tips:

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Do not smoke
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Stay hydrated
  • Keep the skin moisturized
  • Practice proper skin care
  • Take advantage of nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments

So long, sagging skin! Reveal a smoother, more youthful new look with SMAS facelift surgery in Las Vegas, NV

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to settle for a droopy, worn-down look. Refresh your face and restore your youthful vibrancy with a customized facelift at VIP Plastic Surgery. To learn more, call us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with top Las Vegas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.