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Plastic Surgeons are descriping their mini-facelift techniques to me and I am wondering what is the better of the 2. One says he folds up the underlining muscle..I beleive it is called the SMAS. the other one says NO he does not do it that way because it bunches... he just lifts everything into place. Please help me understand and what procedure is the best one.

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Facial plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  minilift technique
February 21, 2011 11:25 AM

Some form of suturing of the underlying tissues is definitely better. If you are thin with thin skin the excess tissue can simply be removed so all lays flat. In heavier individuals with (more)
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Plastic surgeon
sacramento, CA
United States
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February 17, 2011 4:15 PM

Plication or excision and lifting of the SMAS layer under the skin and above the muscle is two approaches that is commonly used. Neither is better than the other. In a thin person (more)
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