Extended SMAS dissection as an approach to midface rejuvenation.

  title={Extended SMAS dissection as an approach to midface rejuvenation.},
  author={James M. Stuzin and Thomas J. Baker and Hiram L. Gordon and Tobi Michelle Baker},
  journal={Clinics in plastic surgery},
  volume={22 2},
The objective in rhytidectomy is to rejuvenate and improve facial appearance. To obtain consistent results, facelifting should be approached not just as a tightening or lifting procedure but also as a reconstructive procedure, reversing the anatomic changes that occur in aging. The ability to bring aesthetic harmony back into the aging face requires the blending of surgical technique, anatomic knowledge, and artistic sensitivity to individualize the surgical approach for a given patient. To… CONTINUE READING