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.
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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.
"Would give more stars if I could! Amazing group of people working here and very considerate, helpful, encouraging, and overall I had a even better experience than I could have ever expected. I'm very grateful for their opinions, timeliness, care, and most importantly my surgery outcome! Could not recommend a better plastic surgeon and staff!"- Anonymous / UCompareHealthcare / Nov 20, 2016
"MY DRIVE WAS WORTH MY WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE - Dr Nuveen made was the best choice in Dr.'s and i drove 4.5 hours to see him and would gladly do it again. I couldnt be happier with my results and i am only 6 days post-op! Positive Comments I am 100% happy with my results and with my overall treatment. I cannot say enough about my breast lift with augmentation results as well as the compassionate care i received. General Comments I would never go any where else for any cosmetic surgery!"- Anonymous / UCompareHealthcare / Apr 19, 2017
"On 4-25-17 I took one of the largest leaps of faith into Dr. Courtney Caplin's hands! I had a consultation for a Tummy tuck a few months back and absolutely fell in love with how professional, caring and concerned she was about my comfort in choosing her for my procedure. Which meant so much to me as well. I decided to pay my deposit and set my date! 1 week before my surgery I got "cold feet and emailed Dr. Caplin my concerns. Right after the office closed she called me from her personal cell phone and discussed all my fears with me for about 30 minutes! I didn't even think doctors still did that! I was so much more confident and set on her being my doctor for tummy tuck and Lipo. When I arrived everyone was so friendly and hyped me up for the changes I desperately dreamed of! From prepping me, to waking me up, the office team was amazing friendly and kind. I'm now 4 days out from my surgery and couldn't be more pleased. Dr. Caplin has kept in touch with me to make sure I've been comfortable and everything has turned out like I imagined. Of course I have a road of recovery ahead but I have the confidence I need to get through it from picking the best doctor I could have for my journey! I highly recommend her for her knowledge in her field and for the love she has for what she does!"- J.M. / Google / Apr 17, 2017
"Dr Nuveen and Staff are absolutely amazing!!! I had a breast lift with augmentation. I did all of my consultation online so when i first met him i was very nervous. Dr Nuveen walked in with a smile and calmed my fears in a matter of seconds. I was very self conscious of my body and he made me feel beautiful in the most respectful manner. I am currently 6 days out and feel great about my results. I have no doubt he is the best surgeon and will gladly drive 4.5 hours again for any future cosmetic procedures. I cannot brag about his staff enough! I emailed them several times pre-op with fears and many questions i had and always had a same day response. I am very excited for my final results! Thank you so very much DR. Nuveen and staff I am so very blessed to been under your care! As a Nurse i have never met such a kind DR who loves what he does and truly cares for his patients the way you do! Don't trust my words??? Well let the future photos speak for themselves!"- A.M. / Google / Apr 10, 2017
"Totally satisfied! - He couldn't have done better, exceeded my expectations"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 05, 2017
About the Procedure@headingTag>
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.