Patient ID#: 2218
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This Asian American Pittsburgh facelift patient was unhappy with her tired facial expression and the drooping skin of her face and neck. To address her complaints Dr. Leong performed a deep plane SMAS faceneck lift as well as a platysmaplasty to contour and tighten the skin of the neck.
The frontal view demonstrates the more refreshed, youthful, and vibrant appearance after her faceneck lift. Please note the improvement in her cheek contour, her nasolabial fold and marionette lines, the improvement in her jawline, and the renewed youthful appearance of her neck.
The lateral view shows the straightened jawline, improved angle between the area under the chin and the neck, the improved volume structure of the cheek, and the wonderfully healing incisions. Very careful wound closure is especially important with Asian facelift incisions because facial wound can sometimes heal with additional scar tissue in this group of patients.
The diagonal view shows a natural overall result with great improvement in her face, jawline, and neck. Dr. Leong performs an advanced deep plane SMAS facelift that is designed to provide a long-lasting and unoperated appearing result. The key is to place no stretch on the skin, displacing all of the tension for the facelift to the deep SMAS layer of the face. This approach permits beautiful healing of the incisions and no stretch or pulled appearance that can occur with lesser facelift techniques.