As you age, the skin and muscles can lose their elasticity and begin to sag, progressing to under eye bags, jowls, a double chin, and deep creases. The result can be that you look and feel older than you really are. To restore a youthful appearance to the face and neck, we offer a variety of facelift techniques.
This technique utilizes a short scar technique that does extend the scar behind the ear and gives a better rejuvenating vector of lift. This gives a more natural looking facelift. The use of Artiss Sealant with this technique dramatically reduces the postoperative healing period with much less bruising and swelling.
Dr Brownrigg has worked in Europe with Dr’s Tonnard and Verpaele the developers of this technique.
SMAS Facelift with Artiss Sealant
As our understanding of the underlying structures of the face and neck improves, so do techniques to correct signs of aging in these structures. The SMAS facelift is one such innovation that gives a lasting, natural lift to the face and jaw line.
Traditionally, a facelift was performed by lifting and tightening only the superficial layer of skin. This method sometimes resulted in a “pulled” look and didn’t correct the drooping of the face’s underlying structures—only the skin.
An SMAS facelift, however, improves all three layers of the face – the superficial skin layer, the underlying layer of fat, and the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (from which the SMAS facelift gets its name).
In an SMAS facelift, tension is restored to more than just the skin. The procedure yields a more natural look, without the pulled appearance of classical facelifts. It is especially effective in giving a lasting lift to the chin and jawline.
With this technique, the incision is often placed inside the ear canal rather than in front of the ear as with older techniques. Furthermore, this advanced technique causes fewer problems with bleeding, bruising, and scar formation.
To make healing even more quick and painless, Dr. Brownrigg uses a product called Artiss sealant to cap the SMAS facelift procedure. Artiss sealant is a product made by Baxter Healthcare in Deerfield, Illinois, which minimizes swelling and bruising in face and neck surgery. For you, Artiss sealant means a faster and more comfortable recovery, with fewer healing problems.
Anyone in Canada interested in an SMAS facelift to rejuvenate their face should contact Dr. Brownrigg in Ottawa today.