Facelifts carried out using hydrodissection (AquaLift) are a particularly gentle version of SMAS lifting in which water-jet assisted preparation (hydrodissection) is used.
The SMAS lift (superficial musculoaponeurotic system), in which the connective tissue and muscular structures are lifted and repositioned in a very natural way, is supplemented by the hydrodissection technique. This particularly gentle method, which is called AquaLift and was developed by Dr Tork, includes the preparation of anatomical structures using water-jet assisted dissection (using the body-jet® or body-jet® evo).
The AquaLift hydrodissection technique is not a new technique in principle but rather an extension of the SMAS lift concept to simplify one of the most important steps during the facelift: the dissection. The water-jet assisted preparation method ensures high tissue selectivity with efficient dissection associated with minimal collateral damage.
The method improves the smoothing of nasolabial folds and the lifting and tightening of the chin line, for example. The result is a more alert, livelier expression for the eyes and a completely natural appearance overall. Compared to conventional and significantly more elaborate techniques, AquaLift is associated with considerably less downtime and discomfort and fewer risks.