Facelift Techniques That Restore Facial Volume

Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Oct;32(5):560-4. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1592341. Epub 2016 Sep 28.


The aging face results in increase in laxity of the skin and the underlying supporting tissue. There is a fundamental volume loss in the face and it is most apparent in the midface. A traditional superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) rhytidectomy addresses the laxity of the face but not volume loss. Multivector high SMAS plication allows for natural excess tissue to be placed into the area of volume loss, thereby addressing midface volume loss. This technique is easy to perform, reproducible, and effective with the added benefit of helping to volumize the lower face.

MeSH terms

  • Face / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Rhytidoplasty / methods*
  • Skin Aging