As one gets older, soft tissue on your face begins to lose its elasticity and fat and soft tissue on the face droop downward. This is because the middle facial region, soft tissue, fascia (SMAS) supporting the soft tissue and ligaments are losing elasticity and are stretching.
In particular, as the front cheekbones and the skin and its surrounding tissue around the cheeks droop, the front cheekbones and the cheeks look hollow and Indian wrinkles, nasolabial lines, and smile lines deepen with a double chin appearing. This change stands out usually in your thirties and forties.
Mini lift, MACS
It is considered in some cases, including cases of relatively young people in their early thirties to forties, whose degree of sagging is not that severe, in cases of people who have thin soft tissue on their face and their skin is rather hollow, and in cases of people who need rapid healing after surgery.
After we lift the skin layers through the minimal incision, we focus on the spot where fascia (SMAS) is sagging and this leads to a better, effective and stable result. In the academic conference of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, this technique comes into the spotlight.
In addition to removing loose folds of soft tissue, auto-transplantation of fat is often implemented together for parts with shrinking and hollow fatty tissue. As extracted cells are somewhat old autologous fat cells, we apply fat transplantation to add growth factors and stem cell fractions to maximize the survival rate. In order to regenerate skin texture which is low in water content due to its degeneration and thinness, fractional laser and techniques applying HA filler and growth factors on the dermal tissue of the surface layer can be implemented together. By resolving every cause of aging on the face, we can produce a natural and stable result.
We can make your face livelier and brighter by using a method which is personalized through minimal incision, and you’ll have a narrow, young facial feature including the jawline.
Bilamellar Composite SMAS Face Lift (bilamellar composite SMAS face lift)
If your face soft tissue is sagging excessively, or if your face is thick and/or fleshy, it is recommended to use this method. This can create a broad treatment effect and a more stable result.
This method is applied to restore facial age naturally by repositioning the sagging soft tissue due to aging. After we approach through a pro-otic incision line passing through the earhole and arranging the drooping fascia (SMAS) and the skin texture safely, we help pull it to a previous position using HIFU and RF to make the subordinate tissue more resilient. Thereafter, we arrange the extra skin at the last step.
Medical Group connects three kinds of soft tissue including the orbicular muscle of the eye surrounding the eyes, platysma around the neck and fat on the cheeks with the skin layers and arranges them safely and lifts them upward. At the same time, we are using bilamellar composite SMAS face lift to relocate fascia.
With this face lift, we lift the sagging cheeks and the skin of front cheekbones and resolve the indian wrinkles, nasolabial lines, smile lines and a double chin so that you can have young and narrow lines on the jaws and the face.
In addition to removing loose folds of soft tissue, auto-transplantation of fat is often implemented together for parts with shrinking and hollow fatty tissue. As extracted cells are somewhat old autologous fat cells, we apply fat transplantation to added growth factors and stem cell fractions to maximize the survival rate. In order to regenerate skin texture which is low in water content due to its degeneration and thinness, fractional laser and techniques applying HA filler and growth factors on the dermal tissue of the surface layer can be implemented together. By resolving every cause of aging on the face, we can produce a natural and stable result.
The face lift is not an easy operation; however, Medical Group can renew your youth naturally and harmoniously with their vast experience and know-how.
Precautions After Surgery
If you feel nauseous after surgery, please call us to prescribe additional medicine.
On the second day after surgery, we remove the bandage and drain, and we disinfect the incision and wash your hair. After that, you can wash your hair at home once in two or three days.
On the seventh or eighth day after surgery, pro-otic stitches are removed. On the twelfth day after surgery, the stitches on the scalp and behind the ear are fully removed. (Put a little ointment on the stitched area. And bend your head back with an erect posture, and then shampoo with a shower (do not massage on your scalp). After drying your hair with a towel or a hair dryer with cold air, all you have to do is apply ointment again on the stitched area with a clear hand).
As the condition of the forehead may deteriorate after surgery, you should avoid ice and heat massages.
Lying with upper body being elevated (15~30 degrees) or sitting is helpful to reduce the swelling and recover.
To prevent a bloodshot face, you should avoid elevating your blood pressure or lowering your head.
Be careful not to yawn loudly or turn your head quickly.
Please apply ointment to the stitched area with a clear hand two or three times a day.
As ear lobes do not heal readily, you should be careful after removing the stitches for a while.
If you get fat transplantation together, you should be careful not to touch or press the face.
Taking a good rest is helpful for rapid recovery for the first week. (Please do not lie on your side at night).