The Importance of Your Surrounding Fascia for Facelift Surgery
Upon considering the evolution of your bone structure during your facelift consultation, Dr. W. Matthew White will assess the surrounding fascia, called the SMAS. The SMAS is essentially the soft tissue canvas of the face, and helps give your face its youthful contours. Over time, this soft tissue canvas can stretch and lead to a sagging, older appearance.
If the fascia is not properly addressed during facelift surgery, and too much volume is added or the skin is stretched to tightly, your final results may appear distorted or unnatural. Looking natural is of paramount concern among many facelift candidates, and this is why each individual layer of your face must be considered during facial surgery.
As part of his foundational approach to facelift surgery, Dr. White re-suspends the fascia to a more youthful position. This critical step allows him to further tailor your procedure and create a deeper rejuvenation, which ultimately helps provide a smoother outward appearance. As one of the key components to Dr. White’s signature facelift, this improvement of the underlying framework can provide a more realistic outcome without the look of overstretched skin.
If you have any questions about this foundational approach to facelift surgery, or how your surrounding fascia may impact your procedure, please contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. White.