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The Anterior SMAS Approach for Facelifting and for Buccal Fat Pad Removal

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Abstract

Having performed numerous varieties of SMAS advancement including: plication, resection, flap elevation with variable anterior deep dissection, the author has developed a direct approach to the mobile anterior SMAS which allows correction of midface descent, modest elevation of the modiolus, jawline correction, and, where indicated, direct access for buccal fat pad resection.

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Paul, M.D. The Anterior SMAS Approach for Facelifting and for Buccal Fat Pad Removal. Aesth Plast Surg 41, 1100–1105 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-017-0921-0

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Keywords

  • SMAS face lifting
  • Midface lifting
  • Buccal fat pad removal