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HomeAnti-AgingSubSMAS Face Lift


SubSMAS Face

Lifting the sagging skin and muscle for youthful face

antiaging Solution
by Types


Establishing customized
plans by age groups
based on aging and
sagginess of the skin

With abundant know-how, we analyze skin-aging and sagginess according to age group and establish the most suitable anti-aging plan.


Improve wrinkles and
skin elasticity
the face and neck

A single procedure allows the simultaneous improvement of saggy cheeks and face, nasolabial folds, and neck wrinkles.


lifting effect

Fixation from the skin to the SMAS layer maximizes the surgical effect and lasts for a long time.


Invisible scars
Scar Minimization

Experienced specialists make micro incisions in the surgical area. The incision is made behind the ear and close to the hairline as much as possible, so the scar is almost invisible.

Improvement of defined wrinkles on the neck and face and severe sagging

SubSMAS Face Lift

  • Surgery duration4 hours

  • Types of anesthesiaGeneral Anesthesia

  • HospitalizationSame-Day Discharge

  • Stitch removal1-2 weeks

After the surgery

SubSMAS Face Lifting is a procedure that improves wrinkles and sagging face and neck at once and changes into a more youthful appearance. It can effectively address severe sagging skin and wrinkles that cannot be solved my laser and/or thread-lifting.

  • STEP 01

    Designs are made by experienced plastic surgeons to match an individual’s golden ratio and make an incision from inside the hairline, around the ears to the back of the ears.

  • STEP 02

    Pull the skin and SMAS layer together. From pulling the center of the face, double chin and neck upwards, it’ll separate SMAS layer and muscle layer underneath the skin and hold it in place.

  • STEP 03

    Pull the skin upwards and remove any excess droopy, wrinkled skin.

  • STEP 04

    Suture the incision carefully. The incision made inside the scalp is covered by hair and the scars behind the ear are almost invisible.

Can you look young just by pulling the skin?

Grand correct Ligament, SMAS layer + Skin at the
same time, the fundamental causes of
wrinkles and sagging.

Various ligaments throughout the
face to hold skin and fat

As a result of aging, the skin and fat layer are stretched downwards as the retaining ligament increases, resulting in a nasolabial fold, wrinkles around the mouth and double chin, which gives older-looking face.

Lifting Process by Skin layer


Loose, weakened ligaments of malar bones, masseter, chin, etc. which are the causes of sagging cheeks should be corrected in order for sagging skin and fat layer to be maintained at its original position.


Along with ligament, loose SMAS layer gets pulled upward strongly so that it can prevent other facial tissues to become loose.


Rejuvenation of aging face is completed-younger-looking face is made from aged face with loose skin with wrinkles.

SubSMAS Face Lifting Special Effect

Adhering the skin, SMAS layer, and retaining ligament together to effectively address

wrinkles on the face and neck.

Raising the sagged retaining ligament, skin, and subcutaneous fat for more defined

facial contours and youthful face.

Because the skin structure is getting younger,

anti-aging can last for long period.

What makes Grand SubSMAS Face Lifting Special

  • 01Wrinkle improvement up to the neck with just one procedure

    It can improve facial sagging, various wrinkles, and even deep neck wrinkles with a single procedure.

  • 02As if you’ve got Two-Jaw surgery, the V-line effect is a bonus

    Tighten the sagging cheeks, under the chin, and neck to create a thin V-line.

  • 03Actualize natural three-dimensional face and facial expressions

    The volume and contour of the face are improved to create a natural, three-dimension, and facial expressions.

  • 04Long-lasting anti-aging effect

    Semi-permanent anti-aging effect by pulling and fixing the muscle layer(SMAS) of the aged skin.

  • 05Custom anti-aging design

    Designs with a comprehensive view of the individual’s overall face ratio, degree of the wrinkles and sagging skin.

SubSMAS Face Lifting is suitable for those

  • Who wants to imrprove their facial and neck area
  • Who have a lot of sagging cheeks and jaws due to aging
  • With severely aged skin and is difficult to improve by just lifting
  • Who wants longer anti-aging effect


before & after
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Grand Anti-Aging Package


Wrinkled and
sagged eyes

Completed system with the latest
medical equipments

GRAND offers the most
advanced techniques

CCTV Observation

The guardians who have agreed in advance can observe the entire operation process in real time at CCTV observation room.


Anesthesiologists who were former university professor is present during the surgery and real-time monitoring system is equipped to check all possible situation during general anesthesia.

Surgery real-name

All the medical staffs at Grand Plastic Surgery are conscientious. Patient's surgeon will be in charge of the entire process from consultation to surgery and post-operative care to prevent damage from ghost surgery and substitute surgeon.

Emergency system fully

Grand Plastic Surgery operating rooms are fully equipped with a University hospital-level safety system, including a cardiac defibrillator for emergencies, an emergency kit, and a UPS self-generating power system in case of a power outage.

Air circulator

Air circulator that can supply clean air, elimination of dust and germs, is fully equipped in OR to prevent infection.

Management of
medical tools

All medical tools that can be easily contaminated are thoroughly sanitized and sterilized for prevention of infection.

Management of

Professional laundry services are used for patient gowns, scrubs, OP drapes, etc. to aim the sanitized laundry through strict monitoring of infection or inflammation.

Management of
inpatient rooms

Comfortable inpatient rooms are available to ease the whole surgery process of foreign patients. Professional, detailed care services are offered during their stay.

Collaboration of specialists in various fields for professional, high-quality customized solution for each patient

Grand Plastic Surgery has a systematic care system consisted of various specialists such as plastic surgeon, dermatologist, oral & maxillofacial surgeon, and anesthesiologist.
Improvement in patient’s appearance in most ideal, beautiful way is possible as 1:1 customized surgery is planed through detailed examination.

No. 1 in Plastic Surgery - Brand Award

2019 Medical Korea Awards

2019 Medical Korea Awards
- Grand Prize in Plastic Surgery

No. 1 in Anti-Aging Plastic Surgery

2019 Healthy Life Forum

Sponsored by Russian Ministry of Health
Healthy Life Forum: Towards 80+
Invited Speaker Speech Rhee Sewhan, M.D.

No. 1 in Anti-Aging Brand Awards

2018 KCAI

2018 KCAI (Korean Consumer Appraisal Index)
- Grand Prize in Anti-Aging Surgery

Giving & Sharing - Social Contribution Activity

2016 Mongolian Red Cross

Mongolian Red Cross Appreciation Plaque
Surgery and treatment volunteer for
disadvantaged group

Grand Plastic Surgery
Special Service
for International Patients


Airport Transfer Service

Professional driver is assigned for patients from other countries to assist them from/to the airport to clinic.

Grand Plastic Surgery
Special Service
for International Patients


Hotel Reservation Service

We provide hotel reservation service for patient's comfort before and after surgery.

Grand Plastic Surgery
Special Service
for International Patients


24-hour Direct Consulting Service

24-hour direct consulting service is possible for patients residing outside of Korea. Consultation will be arranged to be at the time upon patient requests.

Grand Plastic Surgery
Special Service
for International Patients


1:1 Translator Service

Consultants in English, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Mongolian, Vietnamese and Thai assist patients throughout the whole process of Consultation-Surgery-Recovery-Post-operative care-Discharge.

Grand Plastic Surgery
Special Service
for International Patients


Multilingual Website

We provide accurate information about plastic surgery by operating our website in multiple languages for international patients. Please request an online consultation for a prompt reply.

Please follow the instructions for
the best results of the surgery!

Before and after
surgery guide

Before surgery
  • 1On the day of surgery, it’s recommended to dress comfortably and to bring a hat, sunglasses, glasses, scarves, etc.
  • 2If you are taking any medication, please tell your doctor in advance. You have to stop taking your medication from 7 to 10 days before the surgery. (Aspirin, painkillers, etc.)
  • 3If you have symptoms of cold and flu, high fever, severe phlegm or cough, it is recommended to postpone the surgery.
  • 4Please stop smoking and drinking three days before the surgery.
  • 5For smooth anesthesia process, please fast for 8 hours before the surgery. (Including candy, gum, and any kind of beverages)
  • 6Driving immediately after surgery is dangerous, so please use public transportation or come with your guardian.
  • 7If you take blood pressure medication, please take the medication with only a small amount of water at 7 a.m on the day of the surgery.
After surgery
  • 1Enough rest and vitamin C intake after the surgery will promote collagen to regenerate for faster recovery.
  • 2Please avoid jogging, swimming, and acupunctural massage for up to six weeks after the surgery.
  • 3You need to sleep in the right position, not lying on sideways for four weeks after the surgery.
  • 4Do not bow your head or sleep on your face and use 2-3 fluffy pillows to elevate your head over 20-30 degrees higher than heart position – this helps with swelling and bruising minimization.
  • 5The swelling is at its maximum within 48 hours after the surgery. It’s good to use an ice pack for the first 7 days and start using a hot pack after that period.
  • 6Smoking and drinking are prohibited for fast recovery. It can be done starting from 3 – 4 weeks after surgery but only in inevitable situation.
  • 7Please avoid using the sauna for about 4 weeks after the surgery.

Postoperative swelling and bruising may vary depending on the individual's constitution


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