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How to Avoid the “Windswept” Look

August 24th, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD


The “windswept” look that many Sonoma County women refer to is the look some women have after facelift surgery where their facial skin is pulled too tight toward their ears. A trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeon knows how to avoid this look. This was a common result back in the 1920’s when a face lift consisted of just tightening loose skin of the face and pulling it in only one direction.

The SMAS facelift is bidirectional where the deep layers and skin are pulled along different vectors or directions. The latest trend is adding fat grafts to replace lost fat due to aging.

If one sees a woman with the windswept look today, it may mean the deeper structures and skin have not been addressed correctly.

The best way to avoid the “over pulled” look is to study before and after pictures of the surgeon to determine if he/she gets the results you want.

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