Oklahoma City cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin offer facelift surgery for patients desiring to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, facial sagging, and loose skin. While the traditional full facelift produces dramatic results, not all patients actually require this more invasive surgery. The SmartLift was pioneered by Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Alberico Sessa to address error in treating with one-size-fits-all surgery. The SmartLift is a form of a facelift developed for patients that exhibit many of the same traits for a traditional facelift, but desire a less extensive approach. The best candidates for the SmartLift procedure are typically men and women in the age range of 46-75 years of age, with sign of aging including loss of jawline definition, neck laxity of the skin, and excess fat under the chin and neck. In comparison to a traditional facelift, the SmartLift procedure has approximately 50% less incision length, and most commonly does not involve changes in the hairline because the incision is placed at the hairline of the sideburn, in front of the ear canal, and to the base of the lobule of the ear. All incisions are closed with skin glue and often without external sutures on the skin.
During the initial consultation at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in OKC, the type of facelift needed will be addressed, as well as any complimentary procedures that can be included to create an optimal outcome. Our doctors may recommend combining a SmartLift with a brow lift, blepharoplasty, laser skin resurfacing, or a filler or BOTOX treatment to attain the best result.
The Benefits of the SmartLift
Even though the SmartLift is a surgical procedure, it is less invasive than traditional facelift surgery. The latest techniques are applied so that the incisions are placed in areas that do not disrupt the hairline. However, they still allow Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin access to the necessary tissues and muscles within the lower face and neck to create a natural result. Candidates for this surgery love the idea of the less invasive approach because many feel intimidated by having a full facelift. The SmartLift does not involve a hospital stay; often sending patients home to recover within 3 hours of their start time. The procedure can be safely and comfortably performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia in our state of the art AAAHC accredited surgery facility. The incisions are much shorter, while still allowing maximum results without compromise. There is also less swelling and bruising with this technique. Patients recover varies widely, but most return to normal routine and work within one week.
"I’m so glad I chose Dr. Nuveen to do my Smart Lift!!! He and all his staff were wonderful to me before, during, and after the surgery. I’m very, very happy with my results!!!"- P.C. / Google / Mar 13, 2018
"I was a patient 2 years ago and I am still thrilled with my results! The staff was fantastic to work with from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this group to anybody looking for quality care."- T.H. / Google / Mar 07, 2018
"Excellent - The staff is amazing, was super nervous about everything and they made me feel great and comfortable. I would highly recommend this office."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 16, 2018
"Five Stars - Courtney Akkola was a true pleasure to work with! Definitely a valued employee. Thanks so much!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 15, 2018
"Five Stars - I have been using Dr. Caplin for several months now and I absolutely love her! Not only does she do a great job but she’s also very professional, knowledgeable and personable. I was using another Dr. previously but Dr. Caplin is hands down my Dr. of choice now. I highly recommend her to all of my friends."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 16, 2018
About the Procedure
The SmartLift is a state-of-the-art procedure that is performed in our accredited surgical facility with either local or intravenous anesthesia. The incisions are placed near the ear and then our surgeon will tighten the underlying tissues and muscles of the lower face. This SMAS approach is effective and the underlying muscles are secured in place with permanent sutures. This tightening technique also addresses the neck muscle, creating a stronger, more youthful profile. Many of our SmartLift patients also benefit from having upper or lower eyelid surgery, or a brow lift to address the upper section of the face. These procedures can be combined together to create an outstanding outcome. Patients are monitored closely following this procedure and then released to relax and rest at home.
The SmartLift procedure delivers beautiful results for our patients from throughout the world. There is a significant reduction in lines and wrinkles, an improvement in skin laxity, and the lower face appears more contoured and youthful. This surgery often does not leave visible scarring and is often a source of concern for the more traditional procedure. The effects from this procedure can last years and take a decade off of someone's facial appearance. It is common for many of our patients to undergo nonsurgical facial rejuvenation with laser skin resurfacing at the same time as their SmartLift procedure. This improves skin imperfections caused by the sun, aging, and environmental elements. Laser skin resurfacing diminishes sun spots, age spots, fine lines, and other surface issues. The result is a glowing, softer look!
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We invite you to call Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates and schedule your consultation with Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin and learn more about this revolutionary SmartLift. The SmartLift allows you to turn back the hands of time without an extensive surgery experience. We also invite you to take a look at some of our amazing results in our before and after photo gallery. We look forward to welcoming you to our Oklahoma City cosmetic surgery practice.