Type to search



Wayne Whitehurst December 25, 2019

If you have been wanting to turn back time to restore your youthful appearance, then it is time you opted for Facelift Miami. When it comes to a facelift there is no one-size-fits-all approach. There are various techniques available when it comes to a facelift. Each person’s anatomy of the face is different, along with that the expectations from the procedure also differ considerably. Hence, these certain aspects need to be taken into consideration in order to determine which technique is more suitable for your needs. Following are two types of facelifts:

Deep Plane Lift

The deep plane, also known as SMAS is a technique which lifts and repositions the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) layer. This layer is present right below the skin and surrounds the muscles which are responsible for various facial expressions like smiling and frowning. Hardly visible incisions are made along the hairline which enables the facial muscles and the upper layers of fatty tissues to be lifted and restored to give a more youthful appearance. These incisions extend downwards following the natural facial crease and continue inside the ear along with the ear lobe, which ends behind the ear where they are out of sight.

The skin is separated from the SMAS layer, enabling the surgeon to go beneath the layer to release its attachment from the skin allowing the surgeon to reposition the SMAS layer and the skin in a more desirable position in order to give you a more youthful and natural appearance. After the repositioning of the SMAS, any excess or loose skin can be removed and the edges are sutured closely. Studies have shown that deep plane techniques tend to deliver more dramatic and longer-lasting results. They also need fewer revisions as compared to the other procedures, making it more preferable for those who have facial sagging.

Skin Only Face Lift

Skin only facelift is the best fit for those who have slight facial laxity but the volume and shape of the face are still aesthetically pleasing.

What is the recovery process like?

After undergoing the procedure, the face is fitted with bandages which helps to decrease the recovery time along with swelling. According to the post-operative instructions you need to get plenty of rest and limit your movement so that the recovery and healing process speeds up. About a week or so after the procedure, the stitches are removed. Sometimes patients report some minor tightness and discomfort after undergoing the procedure. Any of the discomforts which arise can be treated effectively with oral medications. Complications are rare and the potential complications can be minimized by carefully following the post-operative instructions.

Book your appointment

If you have been thinking about undergoing a facelift, then you should book an appointment with a leading facial plastic surgeon. They will help you to determine what the most suitable technique is for your aesthetic goals.