SMAS facelift, also known as superficial musculoaponeurotic system facelift, is a surgical procedure that tightens the underlying tissue of the face and neck, including the SMAS layer. This can help to improve sagging skin, jowls, and wrinkles in the lower face and neck.

SMAS facelift is a popular choice for people who are looking for a more natural-looking facelift than a traditional facelift. It is also a good option for people who have moderate to severe facial aging.

The SMAS facelift procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes incisions in the scalp, behind the ears, and in the front of the neck. The surgeon then lifts the skin and SMAS layer and tightens the SMAS layer. Excess skin may be removed. The incisions are then closed with stitches or staples.

The SMAS facelift recovery time is typically 1-2 weeks. Patients will experience some swelling and bruising, but this will gradually subside. Patients may also experience some numbness in the face and neck. Most patients are able to return to work and social activities within 1-2 weeks of the procedure.

SMAS facelift is a safe and effective procedure for improving the appearance of the face and neck. However, it is important to note that it is a surgical procedure and there are risks associated with surgery, such as bleeding, infection, and scarring. It is important to choose a qualified plastic surgeon to perform the procedure.