Facelift

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Facelift definition

Facelift definition means a facial rejuvenation surgery that involves undermining and lifting the skin and soft tissues of the face using strategically hidden incisions around the ear. The undermining and lifting of the skin and soft tissues are intended to reverse the signs of aging over the face and neck….

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Facelift surgery recovery

Facelift surgery recovery following a dual plane SMAS facelift should be seamless. Patients have provided feedback that the facelift surgery recovery was nearly painless with some patients not taking any pain medications at all. Dr. Mowlavi is well regarded for his dual plane SMAS facelifts that utilize a two layer…

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Mini Facelift before and after pictures

Mini facelift before and after pictures will demonstrate suboptimal facelift results. When viewing mini facelift before and after pictures it will become apparent that suboptimal facial contours are achieved. This is because a mini facelift is a skin only facelift. Some physicians that are non-plastic surgeons will recommend that you…

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Facelift surgery video

A facelift surgery video will help you appreciate the importance of the SMAS layer undermining and lifting maneuver in the dual plane SMAS facelift procedure. The SMAS is an eponym for superficial muscular aponeurosis system, which is a soft tissue layer below the skin. Recent advances in facelift surgery have…

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Facelift without surgery / Non surgical facelift

Facelift without surgery or non-surgical facelift is a common question that I get asked from patients during a facelift consultation. Patients seeking facelift without surgery or non-surgical facelift are either younger patient in their late 30’s or 40’s who don’t want to have the stigma of surgical incisions or they…

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Facelift pictures right after surgery

Facelift pictures right after surgery are an excellent way to appreciate the early results following facelift surgery. Early results can be much more telling of the surgeon’s skill set because it will demonstrate to you how quickly patients recover to the point of being visually presentable.   The reason this…

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Facelift side effects

Facelift side effects are most often observed following skin only facelifts yet avoided following SMAS facelift. These deformities include: The windblown effect The Joker face Prominent facial scars Scar migration onto the neck Pixie ear deformity Lumpy facial contour Skin recoil and sagging recurrence Windblown Effect The windblown effect relates…

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What is the SMAS Facelift?

The SMAS procedure for facelift involves a dual plane lift that includes both undermining of the skin but as well as an underlying soft tissue layer called the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). The SMAS is thin but strong soft tissue layer that lies under the skin by also lines…

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Facelift before and after

Facelift before and after photographs should be evaluated with a critical eye when trying to choose a facelift specialist. The results should demonstrate not only correction of all facial aging signs but also demonstrate natural and non-operated outcomes. In addition, facelift before and after photographs should not demonstrate deformities associated…

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