Face-lift surgery is being considered much more commonly this year at Chrysalis Cosmetics a Plastic Surgery practice in Sacramento California. While this may come as no surprise to the many that have been thinking about this for sometime, it is exciting to witness the transformations. Especially for those that have been holding off for the past several years. One of the new advances in face lifting procedures is the use of acellular dermal matrix materials to help give a smooth result. A cellular dermal matrix material or ADM has been used for years in many different applications such as breast and burn reconstruction. At Chrysalis Cosmetics we utilize Belladerm. The smoothing material is placed under the skin in the cheeks to help lift provide a smooth contour to cheeks. It also provides a lift to the mid face and conceals the lumps and bumps associated with SMAS or superficial musculo- aponeurotic system manipulation. Belladerm is especially useful for revision facelifts or secondary facelifts as tightening of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system does tend to thin the mid-face over time given the pulled look. We have found the addition of this product to the facelift has been very helpful and often an adjunct to structural fat transfers and fillers. We look forward to answering your questions.