The Smart Lift is a smarter approach to the traditional facelift. It gives the same long lasting results as a traditional facelift, but with a less trauma and recovery time. Unlike a traditional facelift, the procedure is performed strictly under local anesthesia in the office. Recovery time is very minimal with patients back to work within 3-4 days. There are no bandages, no sutures that need to be removed and no drains. The procedure involves making a thin incision over the ear, strategically well hidden, and extending behind the ear, but not into the scalp. The underlying SMAS and Platysma muscle (muscular layers) are tightened to give longlasting results for facial and neck tightening. The eyebrows and lower eyelids are also greatly improved. The excess skin is trimmed off to reveal a new you.