SMAS facelift is an amazing surgery to help restore your youthful appearance after only one procedure. This surgery has the same goal but is less invasive than a normal facelift. Let’s find out more about this effective procedure via the article below.

What is SMAS facelift?

SMAS, shorted for the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, is a subcutaneous layer that connects face and neck muscles to the skin. It contains fiber, fat, collagen, and connective tissue and is a core factor in distributing facial expressions.

As you age, the SMAS layer loses its elasticity and your face becomes saggy.

A SMAS facelift helps reverse the aging signs by tightening the muscle, removing fat and excess skin on the face then bringing back the youthful look.

At Gangwhoo hospital, we perform a laparoscopic method for the SMAS facelift to smooth wrinkles or deep lines on the face, get rid of saggy skin, ensure customer safety and prevent keloid scars from forming.

SMAS facelift
SMAS facelift

Who is a candidate for the SMAS facelift?

Anyone who is overall healthy experiences facial sagging but still maintains some elasticity on their skin or younger people with early signs of skin sagging due to genetics or external factors can apply for the SMAS facelift procedure. In some cases, this procedure can be an alternative for people who had failed experiences with other facelift methods.

On the other hand, if you wish to undergo this procedure, it’s better if you are a non-smoker or willing to quit before the procedure.

Advantages of SMAS facelift

– Advanced technology, help fix the aging sign completely after the procedure.

– Sagging skin will be lifted and tightened thoroughly to restore a youthful look.

– Short operating time – the long-lasting result

– Laparoscopic dissection method is used, minimally invasive as no damage to the nerves or blood vessels.

– Low risk of bruising or extreme pain post-operating, short recovery time.

– Use the microsurgery continuous suturing method, the stitches are hidden behind the ear to keep the aesthetically pleasing appearance.


At Gangwhoo hospital, cosmetic surgeries are all carried out according to international standards to ensure a completely sterile and safe environment.

Step 1: Consultation and Examination

The customer will have to come for a consultation to receive all the information needed and grasp a general view of what will happen during the operation.

The consultant then checks the actual condition of customers to decide which procedure is the most suitable.

Step 2: General Health Check

A general health check will be conducted to ensure the customer is in good condition and qualified for the procedure. It includes a blood test, cardiograph, X-ray photography,… After getting all the results, the doctors at Gangwhoo hospital will continue to the next step.

Step 3: Operators will analyze, calculate then do the marking to determine the excess skin area and how the SMAS layer will be adjusted.

Step 4: During the surgery, customers will have anesthesia to ensure this is painless. A bio-medical thread will be inserted into the SMAS layer by using the laparoscopic dissection method, then tightened to reform and draw taunt that layer as well as get rid of excess facial skin. The skin will be re-draped over the SMAS layer and then sutured; all incisions are hidden along the hairline and other natural lines of the face.

Step 5: After the procedure, customers will be moved to the recovery room to rest and let the doctors monitor their condition. Medical workers will visit and check on them from time to time to nurse their health.

Once customers’ health is stable, they will be given instructions on post-surgery care at home and a check-up appointment schedule then allowed to go home.

Possible complications

As stated above, this procedure is less invasive than a surgical facelift so the risks of complication are also lower and cause less damage.

Below are some potential complications:

– Subcutaneous bleeding

– Infection

– Pain

– Numbness

– Delayed healing

– Nerve damage

– Necrosis

Note that these complications will only happen if customers don’t follow aftercare instructions closely or if there are unpredictable risk factors to them.

Post-surgery care of SMAS facelift

– Keep the wound dry, and clean them with a medical solution prescribed by the doctor.

– Do not touch the stitches, and avoid direct contact with water to the wound when washing your face.

– Use medications as prescribed, and follow the check-up appointments schedule.

– Be careful with foods that can cause irritation for the wound and delay the healing process. Consult doctors to design a specific diet plan for the recovery period.

– Rest well, no excessive exercise without permission.

– If there are any signs of abnormal discharge, please immediately go to Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital for medical support, but this is just in case because 100% of customers performing the SMAS facelift were satisfied with the results.

See more: Facelift recovery time

Price list

As different facilities may use different techniques to carry out determining, determining the exact quotation of the SMAS facelift can be difficult. Below is our Gangwhoo hospital quotation for a variety of facelift procedures so customers can grasp an overview of the expense in case they want to undergo one or some of them.

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Frown lines
Facelift Revision (Extra Fee) 1,261
Facelift Scar Fixing 1,289 – 2,941
Endoscopic Facelift 420
4K Endoscopic Facelift 1,261
Forehead Reduction 2,941
Facial excess skin removal 2,101
Surgical neck lift 2,569
Surgical forehead lift 2,139
Face + neck Thermage rejuvenation
Face Thermage rejuvenation 650
Neck Thermage rejuvenation 440
Face + neck Hifu rejuvenation 650
Face Hifu rejuvenation 570
Neck Hifu rejuvenation 220
Deep Smas Laser (small areas, based on the description table) 1,290
Deep Smas Laser For Face (not including forehead) 2,570
Firin Nano Collagen Thread Rejuvenation (small areas, based on the description table) 860
Collagen Thread Lift (small areas, based on the description table) 1,290

Before and After images

A reputable address for facelift surgery

For many women, aging signs can affect their self-esteem and confidence, in some cases, they can negatively impact their careers, relationships, or social life. Cosmetic surgery can be considered a form of self-care helping many people feel more confident about their appearance, and making their life enjoyable.

Customers can experience the most advanced cosmetic technology in Vietnam at Gangwhoo cosmetic hospital.

We have a team of plastic surgeons who is board-certified and specializes in this procedure. We also offer to show customers before and after pictures of successful cases so they can be certain about their decision. Our medical workers are all well-trained and have high expertise in the aesthetic profession to ensure dedicated customer service.

As a prestigious cosmetology unit, we provide services transparently and publicly right from the early days of our establishment.

Currently, our hospital is leading the trend after applying a series of the world’s leading aesthetic technologies, which are highly appreciated by foreign cosmetologists for their advanced quality.

Many services at the hospital have a permanent warranty policy, bringing absolute trust to customers.

Every year, our team of doctors attends seminars, courses, or advanced training abroad to update the trend in plastic surgery as well as new advanced technologies to apply for the procedures at Gangwhoo hospital.

Above is basic information about SMAS facelift – one of the most popular technologies used for facelift surgery. For any request about the SMAS facelift or other procedures, please leave your phone number or contact our hotline/zalo to book a free consultation.


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  1. Lynda Kingi says:

    I would like to get a free consultation. I think I want a face lift and work on my eyes. Also liposuction to tummy and waist

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