The SmartLift Face Lift
The SmartLift is a procedure developed for patients that exhibit many of the same indications for facelift surgery, but desire a less extensive surgical procedure with reduced recovery time than a full facelift.
A SmartLift can help you address any of the following for a more youthful, refined appearance:
- Fat deposits beneath the chin
- Folds and wrinkles of the neck
- Hanging jowls that obstruct the natural jaw line
- Marionette lines (from each side of the mouth down to the chin)
Why choose the SmartLift procedure?
With the SmartLift, we generally aim to achieve a facial renewal that appears natural and much improved, while minimizing the invasive aspects of the surgery. Dr. Branman utilizes several of the latest techniques in facial plastic surgery during this procedure. Incisions are made behind the ear and tissues of the neck and lower face are tightened and remodeled as necessary. Incisions are smaller than traditional facelift surgery.
The idea of facelift surgery can be intimidating, mostly because the procedure often involves a hospital stay, general anesthesia, and a relatively long recovery period. If you’re not willing to commit to such an extensive procedure but still desire the cosmetic improvements a facelift can bring, the SmartLift might be right for you.
A faster recovery with SmartLift
Because of the smaller incisions and less extensive “remodeling” to the facial tissues, the recovery time after a SmartLift is typically quite short. Although you will need to rest at home for the first day or two, most patients are back at work after only 7-10 days.
Candidates for the SmartLift
While the results achievable with the SmartLift are impressive and long lasting, it is best for those who have mild to moderate sagging and skin laxity in the lower face and neck. Patients with more advanced signs of aging in face are typically happier with their results if they opt for traditional facelift surgery.
For many patients, this procedure can provide the right amount of tightening and restructuring to provide a youthful, more attractive facial appearance. To discuss whether you are a good candidate for the SmartLift, contact the Little Rock Cosmetic Surgery office of Dr. Branman and schedule a consultation.
FAQ’s About the SmartLift Facelift
Dr. Branman answers common patient questions about facelift surgery, including the SmartLift procedure.