Napa Valley Facelift Surgery

Napa Valley Facelift – How to Create A Natural and Long Lasting Facelift

Napa Valley,Califorrnia– Facelift surgery techniques have changed to a more natural and longer lasting  facial rejuvenation.  The most significant  advance in facelift surgical techniques  was discovered in the anatomy lab.  Two physicians found a layer of strong facial tissue below the facial skin level and determined that it was a separate very strong layer that supported the skin..  They called it the is the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System .  The acronym is SMAS.  This is the bases of the modern day facelift.  The picture below shows a firm tissue layer which is being pulled, this is the SMAS layer.

SMAS layer beneath the skin being pulled
SMAS layer beneath the skin being pulled
SMAS facelift Napa Valley
60 yo before a SMAS facelift

The SMAS facelift  layer was discovered to be the frame work or foundation of the facial skin.  When the SMAS is anchored, the skin is pulled as well in a natural way.  This creates a natural and elegant looking facelift.  The SMAS layer is much stronger than skin which stretches easily.    This also avoids putting anchoring  pull tension on the skin and , therefore, heals much better and creates a better scar.  The below photo are two patients of Miguel Delgado,MD who have had SMAS facelifts.

SMAS Facelift Surgery
60 yo before a SMAS facelift

As a highly-regarded plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area, Miguel A. Delgado, Jr., M.D. is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Plastic Surgery, the most exclusive and respected plastic surgery organization in the world.  He has served Napa Valley since 1988. Call today 415-898-4161.


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