Question : What does SMAS mean?
Answer : SMAS refers to the subcutaneous muscular aponeurotic system. This is a fibromuscular layer under the skin of the face and the neck. This layer is very firm. Surgeons have found that suspending this layer tightly and re-draping the skin leads to very good results after facelift. It is really a revolutionary concept in the evolution of facelift and face-lifting surgery. Addressing the SMAS improves the facelift result.